Having more than three whole days before our flight to Greece, we spent it moving around London. Utilizing an Oyster Card to ride the London Underground (the Tube), we met daughter #2 near St. Paul's Cathedral and walked to the Tate Modern, the large modern art gallery.
From the "Wobbly Bridge", you can see two newer buildings since we were here last in 2010: the Walkie Talkie in 2014 and the Shard in 2013.
Looking from the Tate Modern Museum Restaurant, the Millenium Bridge is used by many, many walkers.
After a wonderful lunch on the top floor of the Tate Modern, we walked along the south side of the Thames looking for the Design Museum. These silver birch trees are planted bankside of the Tate Modern, a most unusual planting in the midst of London.
It was Friday afternoon and people were starting to gather for their after work pint of ale.
Borough Market is virtually under the south end of London Bridge...the one that was terrorized most recently and just two weeks after we had passed through.
I could not believe how close we were to the water.
Looking back at Tower Bridge, the mix of architecture styles is quirky at best. Besides the Walkie Talkie building you can see the Cheesegrater and the Gherkin. What about those paddle wheel boats?
On Saturday morning we went to an Affordable Art Faire near Hampstead Heath. The view from the park outside the art pavilion seemed so typically English.
We walked up the hill to the top of Hampstead Heath to gaze on surrounding London.
On our way to lunch, we passed a doorway that led to George Orwell's former lodgings.