Tower to Tate

 

Some of the most enjoyable walks happen when I set off with no predetermined route. When walking in the peak District, broad open moorlands or weathered gritstone formations can be discovered almost by accident, by following a previously unknown path. Wandering rather than walking. It was in this wandering mode that I set off from Tower Hill underground station.
The walk along the Thames from Tower Bridge to the Tate Modern is full of discoveries, iconic landmark architecture rubbing shoulders with centuries old historic buildings to create a skyline that tantalises and enthrals. The journey is punctuated with street sculptures and buskers, to a soundtrack of diesel engines and commentaries from the passing river boats.
This short walk was intended to be an afternoons diversion, but it is one that will last a lifetime, and one I hope to continue very soon.