The Thames Path – Walk 1

Lambeth Bridge to Tower Bridge

It was Boxing Day 2016 and I was longing to see the city and what better way to do it than walking along the Thames? This was my first walk and to motivate myself, it had to be one with the good sights. I chose to walk the South Bank starting at Lambeth Bridge all the way to Tower Bridge which is roughly a 5 km walk. It was a slow one, for starters because I was admiring London at night as I went along and I managed to stop at a few pubs along the way. šŸ™‚

I must apologise for the really poor photography here as all I had was a shitty smartphone camera to work with.. (I am not a good photographer either :p )

It starts off with Westminster Palace across the river and the Big Ben at the backdrop and the Westminster Bridge all in sight.

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Continuing along the south bank, we go past the London Eye and then approach the Waterloo Bridge. Walking on the south bank can never get boring with theĀ buskers in the South Bank. On reaching Gabriel’s Wharf, you get to see few Fire Jugglers on the bank. I spend some time over there watching them play around. The OXO Tower is just up ahead.

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The OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge

After this as I continue my walk, crossing the Blackfriars Bridge, I approach the Millennium Bridge standing on which you get a straight view of St. Paul’s Cathedral. The Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe is right there as well.

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St. Paul’s Cathedral from the Millennium Bridge

My next stop was the Anchor Pub, which is one of the ancient historic pubs of London. After a couple of pints, I continue my walk towards London Bridge and the HMS Belfast.

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HMS Belfast

There is a beautiful, well lit Christmas tree outside the City Hall. From there I reach the end of my walk as I go to the Tower Bridge and then walk back to London Bridge to take a bus back home.

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Tower Bridge
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The Walkie Talkie, Gherkin and the Tower of London
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City Hall & The Shard

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