Thursday, 13 May 2010

On the Tourist Trial

This morning we followed the Thames Path from Limehouse to St Katharine Dock and Tower Bridge.  It involved walking along the side of the river as well as having to divert onto some East End city streets.  It was all so clean and tidy and I loved some of the really old buildings we saw. It made me think that maybe, one day, I could 'do' London!  The following pictures are intended to give a 'snapshot' of our walk.

Well signed all the way.
Magnificent Tower Bridge.  Built in 1894.  You can get onto the high level
footbridge by a lift or by climbing 200 steps ......... we didn't!!
Tower of London - we saw no ravens!
Posh yachts in St Katharine Dock
An old Thames Sailing Barge
These absolutely WHIZZ by and create alot of wash!
Lovely old warehouses in Wapping High Street.
Said to be the oldest Thameside pub - dating from 1520.

We have now moved out of Limehouse Basin because our 24 hour free mooring was up. (Sadly!)  We are now on the Limehouse Cut which will tomorrow lead us onto the Lee Navigation on our way to Harlow.
This is a part of the East End the average tourist does not visit .......... say no more!

3 comments:

  1. So glad you have enjoyed the London bit. Am feeling quite protective off it!!
    Nearly here! xxxx

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  2. Some of London is fabulous. We are planning to have a family day out this summer sightseeing by boat. Train to Waterloo then get the boat by 'The Eye' which stops at various tourist spots down river to O2. x

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  3. What do you mean by "do" London exactly?

    Aw, my baby girl has been to the big smoke! Missing her very much but looks like she's having an eventful time :o)

    Great pics by the way. Keep them coming.

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