Tower Bridge

The Thames River is so important to London, and I feel that if you don’t spend time on its banks, you miss out on an experience that informs on the history of the city. We started at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre near Southwark and walked the southern bank to Tower Bridge. We passed several bridges, a cathedral, the Clink prison, the Golden Hinde, Hay’s Galleria, and City Hall, before coming to Tower Bridge itself. It sounds a lot, but Google Maps assures me it’s a little over a mile!

Before crossing the Bridge, we visiting the mechanism that raises and lowers the bridge, which is an impressive engineering feat. Crossing Tower Bridge, we came to the eponymous Tower of London. As with many landmarks, we arrived late and did not get enough time in that fortress. It will be on the list for my upcoming return to London!