Previously, I wrote of my visit to the Cheapside Hoard Exhibition, at the Museum of London. Having some knowledge of the area, I had realised that walking from the City to my original planned destination, Borough Market, was easily achieved via the walking bridge.
One thing I would encourage all London visitors to do, is to consider walking around London like this and save the public transport for the weary end of the day/back to home-base journey. Although I have to add that some of the London bus routes make fine sightseeing tours to include in your Travelcard fare.
For example, get on the Number 15 bus at Tower Hill (after a tour around the Tower or a stroll around St Catherine’s Dock) and you can jaunt on through the City, past St Pauls Cathedral and on to Trafalgar Square. Then, as you can’t feed the birds anymore (topical link to Saving Mr Banks?), why not feed yourself in the Crypt of St Martin in the Fields?
Anyway, just a suggestion – on to the second part of my day in London:
Walking south from the Museum, I diverted slightly by going through Postman’s Park, and it's memorial for Acts of Heroic Self-Sacrifice (as mentioned in Danny Wallace’s Charlotte Street).
on towards St Pauls Cathedral, with the surrounding architecture looking as much of a carbuncle as the previously stated carbuncle,
and then to the Millennium bridge, with a wonderful view of some London's landmarks
Turning left on the Southside of the river (or right, if you want to see the pop up stalls along the riverbank) you follow the crowds past Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and meander 'round to Borough Market.
My, this area has truly turned around since the pre- children days that I used to stomp around here to go to work. Yes I am sure there are a few Economic laws being instigated here but, if you want to see why the British aren’t just all about rôti de boeuf and have a healthy attitude to importing the best of produce to give to their customers, then do give it a visit!