@The Pentacle Queen,
I absolutely agree with Waterloo Bridge. Two things always happen when I walk across.
1. I start singing Waterloo sunset. Every time.
2. I absolutely have to stand and look down at the Thames for a while. I have no idea why.
I walked across during a very bad blizzard once, and the Thames was jet black. No trains or buses running, I eventually walked all the way to Marble Arch before seeing a bus that would take me to within a mile of home. I have never been so cold as I was that day.
My absolute favourite memory is of Borehamwood (Elstree) Fire Station. A Christmas party for all the Fire Crew's kids, we were allowed to roam all over the spare Fire Engine, sit in the driver's seat, ring the bell (shows my age) and generally marvel at all the polished chrome , leather and brass of it all.
We were then assembled in the empty indoor parking bay (all decorated up with sparkly things, tree etc) and had to shout for Father Christmas. He eventually slid down the Fireman's pole to massive cheers.
Every time I see a Fire Station with its bay doors open, I nearly always find myself reminiscing.