A sunny Saturday was ideal for a walk along the south bank of the Thames.
Starting from the The Globe Theatre, of which more an another time, we walked under the end of the Millennium Bridge and past Tate Modern (the old Bankside Power Station),
This area of the Thames path usually has street entertainers, and this was no different with a juggler with flaming clubs….
….and a bubble creator….
The next bridge is Blackfriars railway station, rebuilt over the last few years with the platforms spanning the river and accessible from the Southbank.
River traffic was busy with various passenger boats and lunch cruises travelling in both directions.
Beyond Blackfriars bridge is the OXO building, and a small patch of sand which is exposed at low tide. This is regular location for sand sculptors. Several hours work was on display, however the tide was rising and whilst we watched the sculpture was washed away.
The next bridges are the Hungerford Bridges (railway into Charing Cross) and the two associated footbridges on each side. Passing the National Theatre, Waterloo Bridge is reached were a book market is located underneath.
There were more street entertainers toward the London Eye.
At Westminster Bridge, we went under the bridge to climb the steps up to the road on the south side of the road, to view the Southbank Lion.
It was time to find a coffee shop for a drink and snack. This was in St Thomas hospital, were we visited the chapel, more of which another time.