A walk on the banks of the Thames

The length of the walk is 5 km

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On the other side of the bridge we find a place called the Southbank Centre Food Market (you know what they sell there), as well as a number of cultural institutions. A few hundred meters further is the mighty cinema ODEON BFI IMAX. Closer to the river are the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Hayward Gallery, Purcell Room and Poetry Library. It was also once home to the statue of a lion that can now be seen at the east end of Westminster Bridge. Going a little further along the river bank, we reach the Skate park. It is more for young people, but nearby cultural institutions also sometimes hold events there. By the way, when you pass the terribly graffiti-covered walls of Queen Elizabeth Hall, look up. On the roof of the house stands a small ship, also an art project.
Next you will see the building National Theatre. There are very good performances there, I haven't been there myself. The theatre also houses a gift shop, said to be one of the best in London. The house itself, however, is "not classically beautiful", to put it bluntly, just ugly. Moving on, you will reach the old port, Gabriel's Pier (also known as Gabriel's Wharf). Currently, there is a small Spanish-style park and, of course, shops, bars and the gorgeous OXO restaurant (more on that in the interesting places section, no. 2).
We pass under Blackfriar's Bridge. In fact, there are two bridges side by side - one for cars and pedestrians, the other for railway trains. And the railway station is located right on the bridge, with entrance from both banks. We've entered Shakespearean territory. In fact, the famous poet lived on the opposite bank, but he was also active on this side. First, of course, we pass the Tate Modern museum of modern art. Of course, it didn't exist in Shakespeare's time, it was built later in the old power station building. But soon we will reach the Globe theatre. Unfortunately, it is not real and is not in the original location, but it is built exactly like the original (as far as we know) and with technology that was used in distant times. So "half an egg", but still better than nothing. Performances take place there, of course, even today. By the way, you can also get married at the Globe theatre, but you don't want to know, what does it cost. ;-) A little further (under Southwark Bridge) is the Anchor Bankside pub. If you want to quench your thirst there, in addition to a free beer, you get a great view of the most important buildings of London City.
There is another railway bridge ahead. If you pass under it, you will inevitably pass a place like the Clink Prison Museum (see more - Interesting places, No. 79). Why not drop in? You must be peckish (hungry). The end point of our walk is Borough Market. Everyone should find something they like there. You can eat on the spot or buy something to take to the hotel for the evening.

If you still have time to walk, you can, of course, visit a nearby place called Cross Bones Graveyard (Interesting Places, No. 8).