lovelondonscenes 156 – A walk from Greenwich to London Bridge

Over the past three years, Kath and I and our friends Jon and Maggie have been walking the length of the Thames. Today, in glorious winter sunshine, we filled a little London gap, which just leaves a stretch in Oxfordshire to complete some time this Spring. As the crow flies Greenwich to London Bridge is 4 miles. Once you take the bends of the Thames into account it is 6-7. Canary Wharf and then Tower Bridge and the City are inevitably the photographic highlights, but from different perspectives than usual. Here are a few shots, starting with a view of the Shard from platform 1 of London Bridge railway station, waiting for the train to Greenwich.

Leaving Greenwich.

Canary Wharf.

Assuming this church is called St Mary’s as it’s on Saint Marychurch Street, in Rotherhithe.

This statue, in Bermondsey, is of Alfred Salter. He and his wife Ada were pioneering socialists around the turn of of the 19th/20th centuries, politically and in the field of medicine, in south-east London. The cat, above, belonged to them, I think. There is a statue of Ada too, but I took this shot thinking it was David Hockney!

The Shard, imprisoned.

Walkie-Talkie.

Gherkin.

This one taken from London Bridge waiting for a No17 bus, to take us to King’s Cross.

About John S

I'm blogging about the things I love: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. I’ve written a novel called “The Decision”, a futuristic political thriller, and first of a trilogy. I’m also the author of a book on music since the 1970s called “ I Was There - A Musical Journey” and a volume of poetry about youth, “Growin’ Up - Snapshots/ Fragments”. All available on Amazon and Kindle.
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2 Responses to lovelondonscenes 156 – A walk from Greenwich to London Bridge

  1. dc says:

    you picked a great day for it and lovely pics. we did teddington to richmond today so also on the river. i guess you just have one or 2 more stretches to do before you complete the Thames Path.

  2. Dood says:

    Yep, nice snapping, John. Oddly enough, despite my own obsessive river walking, I haven’t done the Rotherhithe stretch for years. I always find myself taking the foot tunnel from Greenwich, walking the length of the Isle of Dogs, than reaching Tower Bridge via Limehouse, Shadwell and Wapping.

    I spent the weekend with my school pals in beautiful countryside near Stroud (closest village Painswick), and the wintry views were sensational. I gave myself two head-clearing early-morning walks into Stroud for coffee and the papers (on the first night I had gone to bed at four), and seeing the sun rise over the snow-covered fields was amazing. Six-mile round trips, then back in time for a nice breakfast Bloody Mary. Lovely.

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