Southbank Walk

My brother is visiting from Vancouver. It is his first time in London and of course his first time meeting William!

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We planned a week full of a lot of sightseeing. The first thing we did was a walk along the Southbank so that he could see the main sights and orient himself with the city. We visited many of these attractions when we took a Thames River Cruise, but had never walked along the whole Southbank.

We started at Buckingham Palace and were just in time for changing of the guards.

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The crowds were pretty intense and it reinforced my distaste for really busy and touristy areas, especially when you have a stroller to maneuver!

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We walked through St. James’s Park and carried on to Westminster where we saw Big Ben and the Parliament Buildings.

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Then we crossed Westminster Bridge and walked passed the London Eye. We saw Southbank Centre, the National Theatre, The Millennium Bridge and Shakespeare’s Globe. We took a few breaks here and there sitting on some patios enjoying the wonderful weather. We made it to Tower Bridge, which we walked across.

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It offered some good views of the Gherkin, 20 Fenchurch Street and the Leadenhall Building. The latter two are commonly referred to as the Walkie Talkie and the Cheesegrater buildings.

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After crossing the bridge we finished by exploring St. Katherines Docks which is a popular commercial and leisure complex.

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The rest of the week we spent going to some Westend shows, checking out the museums and walking through the parks.  If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you will know we’ve been in Paris!  I can’t wait to share our trip!

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