It’s been a glorious few weeks in London, with warm sunny days and hardly a cloud in the sky. And with the heatwave forecast to continue and the skies set to remain gloriously blue across the UK for a good while yet, there’s rarely been a better time to get outside and enjoy the sights.
Making the most of the sunshine, I enjoyed a lunchtime stroll along the River Thames. From the world’s most visited modern art gallery, the Tate Modern on London’s Southbank, I weaved past holidaymakers, school children and office workers in shirtsleeves and summer dresses as I walked across the Millennium Bridge – or the wobbly bridge as it remains affectionately called by Londoners after it’s unsteady launch thirteen years ago.
It’s now perfectly stable and affords some lovely views downriver towards Tower Bridge, the City and the 72-storey skyscraper, the Shard – the tallest building in the EU, which dwarfs Southwark Cathedral and everything else nearby.
I reached the steps of another of London’s most recognisable landmarks, St Paul’s Cathedral and admired it’s beautiful dome before heading back across the river and enjoying a well-earned pint of beer by Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, sitting in the sunshine by the water’s edge. Lets hope it stays like this for the rest of the summer!