Posted by: Richard | April 19, 2010

Thames Path: Day 2

When spring comes, life feels really good.  Today was my second day of spring, and after yesterday’s incredible bike ride, my wife and I got our runners on and went for the second day of the Thames Path, from Tower Bridge to Putney Bridge.

We dawdled in the morning getting ready, finally leaving the house at 9.30.  Thankfully much of the tube was open, a great change from a few weeks back where it was impossible to get to Putney without several buses.

It was sunny and hot, which meant we needed sunscreen, of which we had none.  Being out rather early on a Sunday morning, Boots was still closed and Tesco hadn’t stocked up for summer yet and had no sunscreen.  We assumed we’d see another Boots en route, so decided to continue on our journey and get to Tower Hill.

This days walk along the Thames is magical, and a recommended day out for tourists to London.  Starting at Tower Bridge, we saw: the Tower, Tower Bridge, The Gherkin (across Thames), Tate Modern, St. Paul’s (across Thames), South Bank Centre, The London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Lambeth Palace, Battersea Power Station, Battersea Park (my favorite park in Central London) and Wandsworth Park.  En route, you pass the beauty of 20 bridges.  I’m sure I’ve missed some of the beautiful sights along this walk.

Alas, without sunscreen, we got a little bit too much sun (though not a burn), which resulted in a 90 minute nap when we got home.

Here is the link to the Thames Path Day 2 route: http://www.livestrong.com/loops/westminster_day_2__thames_path__london_bridge__putney-v1RHvj16ig/

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