Waterloo to London Bridge.
The South Bank has been transformed from a run down part of the Thames to a cultural haven. In the distant past it had been occupied by whore houses, bear-baiting pits, playhouses and taverns of ill repute. This short span of the Thames is now overflowing with culture.
The London Eye
is a giant Ferris wheel that is 135 metres high and opened to the public in 2000. On a clear day you can look across London from the top of the Eye.
The Queen Elizabeth Hall
is a music venue that provides classical jazz, avant garde music and dance performances.
Royal Festival Hall
is a grade 1 listed hall and is one of the world’s leading performance venues. It has an attractive riverside terrace café.
–for 40 years this has been the heart of London skateboarding.
The National Theatre
- A publicly funded arts venue founded in 1963. Comprises the Olivier Theatre, LytteltonTheatre and the Cottesloe Theatre.
a redeveloped wharf converted into a shopping area with the Oxo Tower and Bernie Spain Gardens.
The Tate Modern
-a large modern art gallery. It has the greatest number of yearly visitors to a modern art gallery in the world (4.7 million).
A bridge for pedestrians only that spans the Thames. It is 370 metres long and links Bankside and the City of London.
Shakespeare’s Globe- A world famous theatrical venue that was originally built in 1599 by Shakespeare’s playing company. It has been rebuilt on a number of occasions and the current theatre re-opened in 1997.
The Golden Hinde
- Sir Francis Drakes famous galleon the Golden Hinde. He circumnavigated the globe in 1577-1580. This replica was built in Devon and launched in 1973.
–There has been a church on the site since 1220. At the end of the 19th century major building works were undertaken and it became a cathedral in 1905.
. One of the oldest and largest retail food markets in London. The present market buildings were designed and erected in 1851. It has a broad range of speciality foods.
The Clink Prison Museum
. The prison opened in 1144 and was there until 1780. It was a notorious medieval prison. In 1780 George Gordon released the prisoners and burnt it down.
- A recently built 87 storey glass skyscraper. Close to London Bridge. It is 306 metres high and at present is the tallest skyscraper in the European Union. Designed by Renzo Piano.
womencyclinglondon.co- Improving women’s health.