WalkingSquares: from Southwark Bridge

View from Southwark Bridge
Our time away last week was in London. It was a working visit for John, but uncertainty over travel caused by on-off rail strikes meant that some of his meetings were cancelled. On Wednesday, he was able to join me for a long wander in search of one of my historical heroes, Samuel Pepys. Here, we are crossing the Thames to the Anchor, a tavern on Bankside from which Pepys allegedly watched the Great Fire of London in 1666. I say allegedly, because we came across another location which made the same claim! I hope to write this whole walk up sometime: for now I’m linking to Becky’s Walking Squares.


  1. Always fancied going back to London now that the skyscraper clusters are there. That front one (walkie talkie building) has a sky garden bar and restaurant that the public can enter and walk around for great views over London from the upper floors.


  2. Gosh I didn’t expect to see a photo from here. Very familiar to me, I worked at an office on the banks of the Thames just east of London Bridge and this was a regular lunch time walking route or walk from Waterloo Station which I quite often did in the morning if the weather was good and the train on time as more pleasant than taking the train.

    We used to drink quite often after work at the Anchor (and most of the other pubs on the south bank). A few more skyscrapers than I remember. The building with the two towers is London Cannon Street station if you were not aware.


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