We paid a visit to the Tower of London during a recent trip to the nation’s capital. The weather was lovely and we had a great time learning about the history of one of England’s most iconic buildings. And yet I found myself photographing rubbish throughout the visit. It’s not that the Tower is incredibly littered (and we did see cleaners while we were there), but the fact that there’s any there at all is jarring. Is this really the message we want to send to visitors? And what makes people think it’s perfectly okay to throw things on rooftops or between walls?
This is an inaccessible area between walls, so any rubbish that ends up down here was likely thrown deliberately.
Ditto this water bottle – it was on a rooftop and was either thrown or dropped on it.
little scraps of wrappers drive me mad while picking litter and it was
no different here. You can see exactly what happened – while opening
the packaging the corner was ripped off and the person just lets the
scrap go. I can only hope the rest of the wrapper ended up safely in a
While on a walk through London this is what catches my eye. Although it’s not litter, the amount of waste produced in one place, on one day, is simply staggering.