We always seemed to end up by the River Thames in London, since a lot of attractions are located on the banks: the London Eye, the Tower of London, the Tate Modern, St Paul’s Cathedral… While I certainly wouldn’t swim in it (I don’t think you can anyway) it has its charm.
The many bridges crossing the River Thames are all different. The Millennium Bridge is a modern footbridge steel suspension bridge leading to the Tate Modern, while the Tower Bridge, with its two massive towers, leads to the Tower of London. The architecture of the London Bridge is more straightforward but it is interesting to watch all the throng of office workers making their way from The City to London Bridge Station at the end of the day.
The River Thames is navigable to large ocean-going ships as far upstream as the Pool of London and London Bridge, where the HMS Belfast is moored. I was impressed by the number of boats on the river at times, it almost matched road rush-hour traffic!
You can follow our trip to the U.K here on Flickr: United Kingdom.