Monday, December 15, 2014

Walking the Southbank


I just realized, as I uploaded the 1259 photos I've taken since our plane took off from Dulles on Wednesday night, that I never blogged about the London adventures Jon and I had when I came to visit in August!  (You can find the Suffolk posts here and here and the English garden wedding post here, if you missed them the first time around.)  Maybe I'll get around to sharing those photos in February, when we're two months from this trip with the next in the very distant future and we'll need those memories from a week of summer in London to cheer us.  Well, I promise to try, anyway!

Of course, this stay is going too quickly already; I think it's best if I start publishing some of our explorations before time really gets away from us, don't you?  On Thursday, the day we landed at Heathrow, we spent the whole afternoon wandering along the Thames.  Walking the Southbank is one of Jon's favorite past times, and it was a beautiful crisp afternoon for a jaunt.  (We emerged from the depths of the Underground at Embankment, walked over the bridge towards Waterloo, headed east past the Royal Festival Hall and the National Theatre and the OXO Tower and Shakespeare's Globe, and made our way to London Bridge, which we crossed before continuing eastward on the north side of the river.  Then we crossed the Thames again on Tower Bridge and hied ourselves westward past More London to hop back on the tube at London Bridge.  There's a map at the bottom of this post for you London-lovers!)  I must admit I forgot how early it gets dark in London, but that just made the end of our outing that much more magical!  See for yourselves...




















17 comments:

  1. Walking along the Southbank is one of my favourite strolls in all of London! x

    ReplyDelete
  2. The Southbank looks so beautiful all lit up at night.

    ReplyDelete
  3. So great! And getting me extra excited that London is my board meeting destination for this winter... unfortunately a very short trip, but I can't wait to do this walk again all the same.

    ReplyDelete
  4. sooo beautiful!! i really want to go to London soon! xo jillian

    ReplyDelete
  5. That's one of my all-time favourite walks and if you add the Christmas market and seeing London in the dark and it's even better! Hooray for the all the wonderful buildings along the river. And you spotted one of the many Paddington statues too! x

    ReplyDelete
  6. This looks like such a lovely day. Do you suffer from jet lag at all going to London and back?

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love that part of London. Did you hit up Borough Market?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Jennifer @This Off Script LifeDecember 16, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    I'm an American expat living in Zurich (I'm from D.C. too), and London has become my home away from home in Europe. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  9. we were lucky to have great weather for it!

    ReplyDelete
  10. oooh yes. it's changed so much even just in the last few years though!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I did - I keep seeing them about! even Jon's getting in on the act, pointing them out when he spots one :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. one way is worse than the other but I can never remember which :P we slept much later than we meant to on Friday morning, but otherwise it evened out pretty quickly!

    ReplyDelete

I love reading your thoughts and suggestions! Please do leave a comment so we can get to know each other better.