Like to take a walk around the Tower of London ? Just step this way ...
By BonnyBonafilla on August 07, 2014
Coming to London in the Fall? Why not set out on foot to explore the Tower of London and the historic parts of the old City of London that surround it?
This walk, which takes you through a full millennium of London’s history, starts off at the Monument, built by Sir Christopher Wren, to commemorate the Great Fire of London, follows up Pudding Lane, where the fire started, leading on to the ruins of St Dunstan, destroyed in the Blitz and now an oasis of calm and tranquility in an otherwise busy city, and then on to the Tower, the most famous citadel of them all. Follow the footpath around the upper bank of the (now dry) moat of the Tower of London and take the steps that lead up to Tower Bridge.
Cross the river and follow the tow path past HMS Belfast, around the gothic delights of Southwark Cathedral, past the Golden Hinde II (replica of Sir Francis Drake’s original), past the haunting ruins of the Palace of Winchester and on to the Clink Museum, standing on the site of the most notorious medieval prison of them all. When you’ve seen the sights you can stop off for some refreshment in Borough Market, the most famous food market in the capital and a total foody delight. Check out my route maps, and read all about it here: