Thames Walk - MI9 (Vauxhall) - Canada Water - Wapping

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

MI9 to the Prospect of Whitby (with a hat tip to Victor Johnson's European trip as per the Rules Of Attraction)

Paul & I started our walk from MI9 & made our way along Southbank following Banksy's trail. We did not see the whale. After County Hall we took a right turn along the football heroes gallery.
We headed into Southbank proper. Stopped for an Eggnog latte. Looked at the building used in an REM video. Talked about London locations used in films. Popped into the Tate Modern and saw some boxes. Passed the Lock Stock and Smoking barrels photo opportunity spot. Had lunch at Borough market. The Game sausage roll was gamey, the Chicken wrap was not as fowl.

Saw the strange Allan Moore like metal ship (not working). Continued through the back of Butlers Wharf, passed the Design Museum. Left the gentrification district via a derelict building acting as an unatural border to the adjoining estates. Found a great spot to take a panoramic shot of the Thames (spanning Tower Bridge all the way to Canary Wharf). Got lost, made our way in the dark to Canada Water via Bermondsey & Rotherhite.

Jumped on the tube to Wapping, found the "Prospect of Whitby", saw the Wapping Powerstation Project. Walked east along the river to Tower Bridge caught a tube to Central London for Dinner.