London Bridge City

LEFT: Maltby Street Market at the Ropewalk has something for everyone with its vast array of street food from around the world, plus some cheeky bars enticing you in for a tipple. Just a 15 minute walk away from the pier, to get there you will follow the Thames path and…

… Be up close to the HMS Belfast. Visit London’s warship and learn all about it HERE

…Check out The Scoop and More London where, usually, between June and August they have free events and shows throughout the week. Events will be listed HERE

… Venture passed City Hall where the London Mayor works with his team. Fancy popping inside? INFO

When you get to Tower Bridge, turn right onto Tower Bridge Road and crossover when safe to do so. Stay on Tower Bridge Road and after a few minutes, turn left onto Tanner Street, then right onto Maltby Street. There you will see the Ropewalk entrance to Maltby Street Market. INFO

Maltby Street Market (pic by @maltbystmarket)
Highlights from the riverside

STRAIGHT: Want to see the best uninterrupted views of London? Then lets go to The Shard! Of course you can visit The View at The Shard, its fabulous. However, rather than spend money on an entry ticket, I prefer to head to the bar in the Shangri-La hotel and spend the same ticket entry price on a couple of drinks. From there you can see east towards Canary Wharf, and west toward Big Ben. However you want to spend your money, its definitely worth a visit! INFO

The Shard From the Uber Boat by Thames Clipper
Champagne by day…
…Cocktails by night

RIGHT: Crossbones Graveyard is the site on which paupers from the local area, once known as The Mint (the most violent of slums), were buried. Here lay approximately 15,000 unnamed paupers, prostitutes and children. In the 1990s, construction workers digging tunnels in the area for the Jubilee line extension, discovered dozens of skulls and bones. In 2014, a public garden of remembrance was opened in memory of those less fortunate. At 7pm on the 23rd of each month, people gather for a vigil outside of the gates. Be mindful this is still a graveyard, so please be respectful. Crossbones is a 10 minute walk from the pier: INFO

Crossbones Graveyard
Crossbones Remembrance Garden
Crossbones History

For a sense of where people in the 17th century may have drunk, visit The George Inn one of only two surviving galleried coaching inns in Britain. Take a look at the bar situated in the first door on the right which is believed to be original wooden panels, with low doorframes and wonky walls. There is an outside seating in a traffic free courtyard: INFO

The George Inn
The George Inn. (pic source)
The Shard from the George Inn courtyard

Other photos from this area…

Borough Market
Tower Bridge and City Hall
View from the Shard
HMS Belfast from the Uber Boat by Thames Clipper
View from the Shard by night
The Shard from the Uber Boat by Thames Clipper

If you visit any of these places, or perhaps somewhere I haven’t mentioned, please let me know via Instagram @coventgardenmum or by email. Id love you hear your experience and perhaps even see some photos! Have a great time…