Sent to the Tower
Not Tower Bridge but if you are ‘Sent to the Tower’ you may get a view of the Bridge. Apparently if you’re British, you might know the phrase, ‘sent to the Tower,’ which refers to the Tower of London. The Tower of London is just adjacent to Tower Bridge. This makes two historic London sites within close proximity and a benefit to my favourite walk in London. I’ve mentioned this walk in a previous blog. It is not what one would call, off the beaten track, something I like to do on vacation, but I think does give you a good feel for London.
The Walk to Tower Bridge
The walk essentially takes me up one side of the Thames and back on the other side, so it can be started at any point since it is a loop. I’ll use probably the most known London site, Big Ben, to start. Crossing over the Thames here on Westminster Bridge gets you on the south side of the Thames and heading towards Tower Bridge. Along this part of the trip you may come across a few other landmarks such as The London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe or the subject of a previous blog, the Golden Hinde II. Crossing back at the Tower Bridge and you’re at the Tower of London. Now on the north side of the Thames, it is back towards more central London. Actually this goes by what really is the City of London proper. Both sides of the river offer diversions off the river walk. I find it harder both logistically and interest wise to stay close to the river on the north.
This turnaround point is, of course, a highlight. I found touring the Bridge (purchased admission) to be enjoyable. The workings of the Bridge are one of the highlights but I like the views from the Tower Bridge.