The Victoria Embankment Gardens are maintained along the river by the City of Westminster, providing a scenic greenway to travel through.
Victoria Embankment GardensAt the end of the gardens, I emerge on the bank of the Thames with a great view of several London landmarks, including the London Eye observation wheel, with Parliament in the background, St. Paul's Cathedral popping up behind other buildings, and lots of new high-rise construction.
The London Eye
St. Paul's and new buildings going up
I walk along the river a ways past the Tate Modern, over to the London Bridge, and pop into the Borough Market, which turns out to be closed today, so I wander into the Southwark Cathedral next door, which has been a place of worship since the year 606 and is the oldest Gothic church building in London.
Returning to the Thames, I retrace my steps to the Tate Modern, taking in some more great views up and down the river.
View along the Thames