The Queen’s Walk
Mom and I spent some time on the Queen’s Walk when she was here in February. It was sunny and dry for most of the day and so we enjoyed that while it lasted.
We went up in the London Eye and saw the view of Westminster Bridge. You can see more pictures HERE.
The London Eye as seen from the ground. It is massive in scale, looks like a bicycle wheel but is an absolutely extraordinary piece of engineering.
The Queen’s Jubilee Footbridges. Opened in 2002 it connects the south side of the river with The Embankment.
Food trucks and a market take up residence under the Waterloo Bridge. We got there after most had left but you could still buy a number of books laid out on these tables. I fought the urge and kept walking.
The Royal National Theater
As we walked along we could hear the sounds of music and found these guys playing in the sand. Kind of hard to throw down change though… it was fun to watch.
The OXO Tower
Walking under Blackfriars Bridge
The remnants of the original Blackfriars Bridge were left after the new version was opened in 1869 by Queen Victoria. The original bridge required too much maintenance even though it was made of Portland Stone. The current bridge became well known from an incident in 1982 in which an Italian banker was found hanging from the bridge. There was $14,000 in his pockets of 3 different currencies, apparently the mafia is creative when leaving messages. Or so the story goes.
The Millenium Bridge leeds to St Paul’s Cathedral
After making our way this far, the sun was starting to go down and so we made our way back to the London Eye for our second viewing.
We hopped on the tube at London Bridge instead of walking back and were greeted with this happy view.
View of The Queen’s Jubilee Footbridge at night.
and then we went home.