As well as exploring More London and Borough Market, we followed the Jubilee Walkway westwards along the south bank of the Thames to the Royal Festival Hall before getting the Thames Clipper back to Bankside and the Globe. Later in the evening, we heading back through More London to St Katharine Dock to an evening meal.
Leaving Borough Market, we returned to the walkway along the Thames, passing The Globe to reach Tate Modern. Tate Modern was built as Bankside Power Station. This ceased generating in 1981. The building was redeveloped and opened as a gallery in 2000, with an extension opening in 2016.
A feature of the South Bank is street entertainers, and this particular walk was no different.
From the South Bank sights on the north of the Thames in the Cities of London and Westminster are visible.
As the tide was out, we noted birds on the tide line, including a number of geese at Gabriel’s Pier near the Oxo Building. On this occaision there were no sand sculptures to photograph.
Reaching the Royal Festival Hall, we stopped for a hot drink and cake at Le Pain Quotidien. The chocolate muffin was delicious.
After refreshment, we decided to head back to our hotel in Southwark and we elected to take the Thames Clipper from the London Eye (which was closed for maintenance) to Bankside.
Walking back along Southwark Bridge Road we noted The Shard in the dusk as we passed the Financial Times building, near the site of the original Globe.
Later in the evening, we headed to St Katharine Dock for an evening meal. As earlier in the day we headed through More London picking up floodlit views of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
Returning from our meal, crossing over Tower Bridge we saw the lit-up Shard across the Thames.
Once across Tower Bridge, we followed More London Place down to London Bridge station, with The Shard in front of us. Walking through the new ticket hall of London Bridge Station to St Thomas Street, we passed Guy’s Hospital and onto Southwark Street and back to our hotel.