7. Trafalgar Square
I don't love this place for its beauty. But I'm so very grateful that it has been claimed by the nation as a space that can be filled with meaning. I've helped with protests, and campaign launches, fed pigeons, had a friend caught up in the poll tax riot by accident, cried at Ken's words on telly as he defied the bombings, and caught the night bus home on far too many occasions.
I don't adore the place, but we need it to remain a place for protest and celebration. This space is our space and should always be treasured as such.
( Here are some pictures I've found that represent my Trafalgar Square. )