Yes, I know, It's taken me too long to get aroud to posting this - but it's here now, and I'm pretty sure Tower Bridge isn't going anywhere. On 7th January we had our first proper trip out of the year, Suzi and I grabbed the train to London Bridge and had a walk around Southward and then had the Tower Bridge Experience.
We started at Cross Bones Graveyard. I've heard about it a few times and didn't really know what to expect. I can recommend going, if you haven't been, it's rather moving, and so you do know what to expect, I'll tell you that there is no public access other than to the gates where the memorials are tied.
Two minutes further down the road is Borough High Street, just off which you'll find the George Inn which is London's last remaining galleried Inn.
We then walked along the South Bank from London Bridge. This view shows Wren's St Magnus the Martyr and bearing in mind the the Tower of the church has an arch through which was the pedestrian access to London Bridge, this also shows how far from the old Londo Bridge the new one is.
I know this looks like a not particularly good stock photo of HMS Belfast - but its at least slightly interesting for one reason - the gantry that leads from the embankment to the ship suddely collapsed one day and hadn't yet been replaced when we walked past.
The scale of Tower Bridge from below is very impressive.
Make sure you present your train tickets at the entrance assuming you travelled there by train - you can get 2 for 1 entrance.
You get some interesting and unusual views from inside the bridge.
And speaking of inside - you really get to see the steel structure.
The pedestrian walkways are now enclosed and contain interesting exhibitions.
We walked a little futher along the south bank and had an All Bar One lunch - which was very good as usual.