Last week I celebrated my birthday, as the weather on my birthday was going to be miserable. We decided to go out and celebrate with a day out in London the following day. Which turned out to be a lovely hot sunny day.
Usually when we go to London we walk along the South Bank and through Covent Garden area. This time we decided to visit different parts to those we have been to previously, as although London is a busy city there are some beautiful places to visit, and we always stick to the same areas.
We have often talked about visiting Borough Market, as neither of us had been before. Borough Market is London’s oldest food market, going back 1000’s of years.
The Market is full of fresh produce from fruit, juices, cheese, meat, breads and cakes, and you will not go hungry there are so many food stalls you really are spoilt for choice. So was the perfect place to start of our day.
In need of some refreshment
Next we decided to stop for a drink to recharge our batteries. I decided to try something different and had an apple and pear still cider. This was lovely but could be very dangerous if drunk too many.
Next we walked along the river enjoying sunshine, towards London Bridge and the Tower of London. From the other side of the river you could not fail to see the huge queue of people waiting to visit the Tower. Taking in the site of HMS Belfast which is moored there as we carried on walking enjoying the weather. Making our way to St Katharine’s Dock.
No birthday celebration would be complete without a cocktail, and what a beautiful setting to enjoy this. With London Bridge and the River Thames to look out on, as we enjoyed our Bailey’s Martinis. Such a lovely way to round of a lovely day in London.
We then decided to start heading back home and as it was such lovely weather we ended up walking all the way back to Waterloo station.
Although I have visited this part before, it has been years since either of us had last been. We have decided that we are going to explore more of London this year.
If you are still looking for ideas Citrus Spice and Travels have some great ideas of places to visit near London Bridge.
which is your favourite part of London?