Friday, February 15, 2019

Walking Along the Thames to the Tate Modern Museum

It's about 3 miles (4.8 km) from my hotel near the Marble Arch to the Tate Modern Museum.  I walk over to the Thames River and continue along the bank to the museum, taking in all the sites along the way.

The Victoria Embankment Gardens are maintained along the river by the City of Westminster, providing a scenic greenway to travel through.

 Victoria Embankment Gardens

At 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.

Borough Market

 Southwark Cathedral

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

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