Walk in London – Tower of London to St. Paul’s Cathedral

Walk in London – Tower of London to St. Paul’s Cathedral

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England. There are many historical sights and modern architecture in this European city.

We start our afternoon walk from the Tower of London, which is a historic castle at the River Thames housing the crown jewels.

The Tower of London, officially His Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, As a whole, the Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat.

We cross the River Thames via the iconic Tower Bridge and walk towards the city.

Tower Bridge is a Grade I listed combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, built between 1886 and 1894, designed by Horace Jones and engineered by John Wolfe Barry with the help of Henry Marc Brunel. It was opened by Edward, Prince of Wales and Alexandra, Princess of Wales in 1894.

Tower Bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London. It is one of five London bridges owned and maintained by the Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust founded in 1282.

The bridge is 800 feet (240 m) in length and consists of two 213-foot (65 m) bridge towers connected at the upper level by two horizontal walkways, and a central pair of bascules that can open to allow shipping.

The weather is sunny so we see the modern city hall. Soon we pass the HMS Belfast as we walk back to the north bank via the London Bridge.

The City of London has more monuments like one for the great fire of London and interesting modern architecture. Everything is mixed here Neoclassical and Imperial Gothic financial institutions of the 18th and 19th century.

Continuing North we stroll through the Leadenhall Market and eventually head West where we pass Guildhall Art Gallery and St Mary Aldermary.

After a good hour we reach St. Paul’s Cathedral where we end the walk.

Video Source: Explore London in 2023 – A Guided Tour of the City’s Best Sites from Street To Street on Youtube  CC BY

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