England, London Guide (B): The Perfectly Designed London Southwark Walk

The Perfectly Designed London Southwark Walk
Today I am here to give you the perfectly designed London Southwark walk . The most efficient way to see:

Monument to the Great Fire of London
Tower of London
Tower Bridge
HMS Belfast
Southwark Cathedral
Borough Market

Stop by the Free From Bakehouse stall for gluten free goodies!

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Millenium Bridge
St Paul’s Cathedral
….or if you keep walking along Southbank, London Eye and London Aquarium

We actually discovered this route by waking up on a Saturday morning and just…wandering. So follow the map or not, this is an amazing area of London to be in. No matter which way you turn there will be something historic, beautiful, yummy, groundbreaking, etc.

The Monument

I let my dad be in charge of the plans, and he decided he wanted to see the Monument, which I’d never been to! We started out at the Monument underground station (pretty easy to remember, right?) and from there it’s a 30 second walk to the Monument to the Great Fire of London. And you can’t miss it, as it’s 62 meters tall. The Monument was originally built 1671-1677 as a memorial of the Great Fire of London in 1666.

For just £4 for adults or £2.70 for students, you can climb the very narrow spiral staircase 311 steps, right to the top! I’m not a fan of spiral staircases, at all, but the views were worth it! Even if it meant getting pelted by rain. You can find more information on prices and visiting hours here.

My dad looking out over tower ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Perfectly Designed London Southwark Walk
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Monument to the Great Fire of London   Tower Bridge   London Bridge   Gherkin   London Eye   Southwark Cathedral   Borough Market   Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre   Millennium Bridge   Aquarium   Saint Paul’s Cathedral  
Author: Sarah Bence
Read it on author's website: http://www.sarahccbence.com/the-perfectly-designed-london-southwark-walk/

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