"Walk along the Thames" The Thames Tip by derry
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Favorite thing: Walk along the Thames. Take the tube to Embankment or Waterloo, and start with a coffee at the South Bank complex (National Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, National Film Theatre) where you can enjoy wonderful views across the river to the Houses of Parliament. Then carry on along the riverbank passing the Oxo Building (take a lift up to the top for incredible views across the city), Tate Modern (free entry to twentieth- and twenty-first century art), the Globe Theatre (reconstructed Elizabethan playhouse) and a recreation of Drake's ship, the Golden Hinde. Keep looking across the river - you pass Temple (the legal area, well-screened by trees) and St Paul's Cathedral. Notice also the new Millenium Footbridge. Turn away from the river when you reach the Golden Hinde and walk past Vinopolis (museum of wine) to Winchester Palace (now just a few ruins,unfortunately), and on past the ancient Borough Market and Southwark Cathedral to London Bridge station.
Alternatively, carry on along the river to see Shad Thames (former warehouses, now fashionable restaurants and shops), the Bramah Tea and Coffee Museum, HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge.
Magical! This walk is lovely by day, but perfect in early evening.
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