On the banks of the Thames

Almost a week spent in London and we barely scratched the surface. One of the things I love about London is that there will always be something new for me to come back to see or do. One day Elea and I took advantage of the shockingly good weather (no parkas needed and the sun came out to stay) to stroll along the Thames, with a rough idea of attractions we wanted to see.

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London Bridge was a must, of course, even though we knew full well that the “pretty” one is Tower Bridge. It turns out, London Bridge has excellent views of said pretty one.

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At the end of London Bridge lay Borough Market. Yes, the fresh vegetables and cheeses and meals were a feast for the eyes, but what snatched our attention was the rows of desserts.

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Elea got her fix of Turkish Delight, I eyed the giant meringue, and together we split two tarts. We squeezed onto the edge of the Thames and ate our tarts with a good view of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

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I can no longer fix the order perfectly straight in my mind, but we saw Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (The Globe!!! Shakespeare! Rhapsody!), popped into the Tate Modern (and stayed longer than planned because it was super cool), and finally wandered under one of the bridges to find a huge open-air book market.




The only thing needed to top off all that was a glimpse of a skate park Elea recognized from “Sherlock” and a sighting of the London Eye.

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