London Day 4: South Bank Stroll


After the visit to the Florence Nightingale Museum, we decided to take a leisure walk along South Bank.

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We started the walk from the South Bank lion statue on the southside of Westmintser Bridge. It was a windy day as you can see.

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View of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament as the backdrop of Westminster Bridge over the River Thames.

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There were street performers along the South Bank; painted artists, dancers, bubble artist, etc.

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There is a Merry-go-round along South Bank too.

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We walked past several bridges crossing River Thames. The above is Hungerford Bridge. It’s made of 3 bridges; a steel truss railway bridge (also known as Charing Cross Bridge); flanked by two pedestrian bridges. The triplet bridges are also known as the Golden Jubilee Bridges.

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We saw an art sculpture which resembled a tree along the walk.

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Ornamented lamp posts along South Bank.

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Blackfriar’s Bridge with St. Paul’s Cathedral in the background.

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Badge of the London Chatham and Dover Railway from the first Blackfriar’s Railway Bridge.

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Blackfriar’s Bridge is now an eco friendly bridge as it has been renovated to be powered by solar panels.

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Tate Modern houses the United Kingdom’s national collection of International Modern and Contemporary Art. I remembered Ben told me that the building was used to be a power plant. We did not have time to visit this massive art gallery.

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The Millennium Bridge, also known as the London Millennium Footbridge or nicknamed as the Wobbly Bridge because it swayed when first opened.

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