Day 1 - The Southbank & Westminster Landmarks


Begin at London Bridge Station and exit into Tooley Street. Go through HAYS GALLERIA or the COTTONS BUILDING to the river.
From here there are good views of landmark buildings.

Walk westwards along the Thames Path. Go between the buildings back into Tooley Street so you go under London Bridge rather than over it.
View SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL. BOROUGH MARKET behind this is worth visiting if it is trading (Fridays & Saturdays).

Return to the river by the GOLDEN HINDE and continue along Clink Street passing the remains of WINCHESTER PALACE.

At the Anchor Inn go via Bank End into Park Street.
Further along are the sites of the GLOBE & ROSE THEATRES.

Right along New Globe Walk.
The foyers of SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE are open plus the piazza when there is no performance.

Continue along Bankside.
Go in to view the turbine hall of TATE MODERN plus some of the exhibits if they are of interest.

Continue along the riverwalk.
Go up to the 8th floor of the OXO TOWER where there are public viewing galleries.

Continue along the riverwalk.
The foyers of the NATIONAL THEATRE are open except on Sundays.

Cross Waterloo Bridge and go along the terrace of SOMERSET HOUSE. Walk through the building into the courtyard. Exit into the Strand and go left.

Left at Savoy Street passing the ROYAL CHAPEL OF THE SAVOY.

Walk through EMBANKMENT GARDENS to the right passing the YORK WATERGATE. Exit and continue under the railway.
Go up onto the GOLDEN JUBILEE BRIDGE (south side) for views.

Go along Northumberland Avenue into TRAFALGAR SQUARE.
The NATIONAL GALLERY is located on the north side.

Leave via Whitehall passing HORSE GUARDS, the BANQUETING HOUSE and DOWNING STREET.

Go through Parliament Square to view the PALACE OF WESTMINSTER and WESTMINSTER ABBEY.
There is access to some parts of the abbey from Dean's Yard. See my
webpage for details.

Go along Storey's Gate passing WESTMINSTER CENTRAL HALL. Cross into ST JAMES'S PARK and walk westwards. Exit to view BUCKINGHAM PALACE.

From the palace walk along the Mall through ADMIRALTY ARCH back to Trafalgar Square. Access Charing Cross Station from the Strand.

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