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As a tourist to London or even as a local Londoner like myself walking from the Tower Bridge to Knightsbridge is a great London walk which takes you past many iconic London sights! Here’s how I spent an afternoon doing this walk and how I recommend you walk from Tower Bridge to Knightsbridge too!
I started at London Bridge Tube Station on the Northern and Jubilee line. Once out of the station if you look up you should see the Shard somewhere in sky- this is Western Europe’s tallest Buildings and London’s highest viewing platform and worth a visit to see a great view of the city. Sticking to the ground though, I then headed towards the river and followed it along until I saw the perfectly iconic Tower Bridge which is worth a walk across if you don’t mind the crowds.
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Back on the side of the river you started on is my next recommended stop- Borough Market. This is a perfect place to grab a snack, a drink or lunch as it has loads of unique food stall’s.
I then headed back to the river thames and followed it along (heading West) where I constantly got amazing views of the buildings the other side including the Gherkin– one of London’s most distinctive building.
The next stop on this London walk from Tower Bridge is Shakespeare’s Globe. There are signs along the river which point you in the right direction but basically you keep going straight until you see the white Tudor style building. A lot of people were queuing for an inside tour which I’m sure is worthwhile if you’re interested but if not then head back to the river in front of you and onto the Millennium Bridge (however note there were public toilets inside the globe building which were free and clean.. 2 things you don’t often get in the city!).
The Millennium Bridge is pretty iconic- its been in a lot of films including Harry Potter, it’s completely different to any of the other bridges crossing the Thames and of course the view of St Paul’s Cathedral at the end really finishes it off well. It’s worth walking a long the bridge and to St Paul’s as it’s a really beautiful Cathedral.
Heading back to the side of the Thames you’ve been walking along so far today and you’ll start seeing some museums like the Tate Modern and things start to get a bit busier. There are lots of food trucks and this frozen yogurt bus which is still there in 2019!
Not too long after you’ll start seeing the London Eye peering out of the top of the trees. A visit on this attraction is definitely worth it but today carry on by until you start seeing the Houses of Parliament and the oh so iconic Big Ben!
Personally I really don’t like the walk from the London Eye towards the next bridge as it’s always really busy with people so push your way through and head up the steps onto the bridge which I’m sure has featured in a lot of films too as it has a great view of Westminster one side and the London Eye on the other.
Now depending on how good your feet are feeling you can either jump on the tube at the Westminster station taking the Jubilee Line North to Greens Park Station or you can walk but the next stop should be Buckingham Palace! Now this was actually my first time seeing Buckingham Palace, it was very busy with tourists but that’s to be expected, so take a picture outside, try to see an iconic London guard and then head off around the corner up Constitution Hill (don’t worry it’s actually very flat!) towards Knightsbridge!
You’ll know when you’re in Knightsbridge because the buildings all of a sudden become very large and grand. From Constitution Hill you carry on straight over the big around about and straight down Knightsbridge Road, you’ll pass Knightsbridge Tube Station and by following that road about you’ll start seeing Harrods on your left.
Harrods is an institution in London and in England, it’s a huge grand building and so much more than your usual department store. Admittedly if you’re like me you wont be able to afford anything in there except maybe something from the souvenir shop but its well worth having a walk around inside and dreaming!
By now your feet will probably be aching, there’s some seating outside of Harrods if you need a sit down but you should feel like you’ve seen ALOT of London and its most iconic sites!
If you can manage a bit more, then get on the tube at Knightsbridge station taking the Piccadilly Line North and in a few stops you can get off at Covent Garden, a beautiful part of London full of street acts and great shops.
A few tips:
- Wear comfy shoes!
- Take an umbrella.. the English weather is so unpredictable!
- Have a tube map on you in case you want to jump on the tube and save your feet!
- I use a map called Maps.me on my phone which can be used without internet and has all the major attractions on in case you get a little lost!
- Make sure you’re hungry when visiting Borough Markets!
- Stop off at some point for a cup of tea.. you are in England of course!
- And finally.. Enjoy!
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