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A few photos from walking across Waterloo bridge on my way to and from work

sunny 15 °C

One of the great things about my commute is that, because I work in Central London, I have some awesome choices of commutes. In any commute, I cross the Thames River. I can take a bus from my place which runs through Parliament Square, by Big Ben, and then past Trafalgar Square. Or I can take the train in to Victoria, and get off at Temple tube, walking past Somerset House on my way into the office. The final (and most common) commute, I cross the Thames by walking across Waterloo Bridge to Waterloo train station and then on the way home.

The walk across Waterloo Bridge is amazing, though. To the east is St. Paul's Cathedral and beyond that the city. To the west, Charing Cross, the London Eye and the Parliament buildings.

A couple of weeks ago, crossing the bridge, there was a beautiful, red sunset, creating a gorgeous backdrop for the sites along both sides of the Thames.

Charing Cross rail Bridge and St. Stephen's Tower from Waterloo Bridge

Charing Cross rail Bridge and St. Stephen's Tower from Waterloo Bridge

London Eye and St. Stephen's Tower (aka Big Ben)

London Eye and St. Stephen's Tower (aka Big Ben)

I never thought I would say this, but often the commute home can be a great balm for a hard day when the commute looks as beautiful as that.

Posted by GregW 15:39 Archived in England Tagged sunsets_and_sunrises

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Quick question Greg, if you had one day to visit London for the first time, what would be the top 4 things you would see?

by TulsaTrot

You can see Buckingham Palace, the Parliament Buildings and Westminster Abbey all in a couple hours (given that Westminster Abbey is the only one you can go in).

If you don't have a fear of heights and the day is clear, head over to the London Eye (pictured above) and do a spin around. Book in advance to skip the lines.

From there, I would do some shopping. Everyone knows Oxford Street, Harrods and Selfridges. For something different - if you are into food, check out Borough Market, or if you are more into funky clothes, check out Camden Lock Market.

by GregW

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