Day tour of London

  

                          Famous tea clipper, the Cutty Sark at Greenwich

This evening, I am reprising a day tour of London which was centred on sites around the River Thames.

First. I walked down from my hotel, via Chinatown and Trafalgar Square to connect with a tour boat on the Thames near the Houses of Parliament.

Chinatown Rough Sleeper, Charing Cross Road. London is home to extremes of wealth and poverty.

Once on the Thames I encountered a wide spectrum of sites including:

  • 3500 year old Egyptian obelisk.
  • Various examples of exotic and modern architecture.#
  • Replicas of items for the 16th century.
  • Numerous and varied bridges.
  • Old buildings dating back to the 16th century.

'Walkie-Talkie' building

 

The Shard

Canary Wharf financial district View from Greenwich 16th century Riverside pub, the Prospect of Whitby

Tower Bridge, late 19th century Tower of London the origins of which date from 11th century. Replica of 16th century Globe Theatre. Shakespeare was connected with original. 

St Paul's Cathedral, early 18th century

Cleopatra's Needle from Egypt, about 3500 years old Pigeons cooling off

 National Gallery, Trafalgar Square


 Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square


The London Eye, a revolving ferris wheel

 

Famous Anglican church, St Martin-in-the- Fields.

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