Tower Hill to Monument
This is day three of the District line tube walk. It is Saturday and probably the hottest day of the year so far. Just outside Tower Hill tube station is this statue which is believed to be the Roman Emperor Trajan. It stands outside one of last remaining pieces of the London Wall.
I pass the Tower of London and reach the Thames. The HMS Belfast which served in the Second World War is visible from here.
I walk along the Thames where you get a very good view of the buildings on the South Bank. One of the most recognisable from here is the City Hall building.
I pass the Old Billingsgate Market and then walk up Fish Street Market before reaching Monument tube station.
Monument to Cannon Street
I walk along Cannon Street past a number of city buildings.
I then reach Cannon Street tube station.
Cannon Street to Mansion House
I continue along Cannon Street. In the distance St. Paul’s Cathedral becomes visible.
At a six way cross roads is Mansion House underground station.
Mansion House to Blackfriars
On Queen Victoria Street the buildings become more interesting.
I pass St. Paul’s Cathedral which can be seen though Peter’s Hill.
On the right is the College of Arms which is responsible for designing and granting new arms. Beyond the College of Arms I reach Blackfriars tube station.
Blackfriars to Temple
I continue west and make it onto the Victoria Embankment. The OXO Tower and the London Eye come into view.
I pass the H.M.S. President which is one of the many boats that is permanently moored in the Thames and get to Temple tube station. The station is named after the Temple Church which is nearby.
Temple to Embankment
On this section of the Thames are many boats moored on the Temple Pier. Just beyond this is Somerset House which is most famous for being used by the Admiralty. It is now mainly used as an art gallery.
Cleopatra’s Needle is a genuine Egyption obelisk which is positioned by the Thames opposite the north part of the Victoria Embankment Gardens. A small distance beyond Cleopatra’s Needle is Embankment tube station.
Embankment to Westminster
I pass under the Hungerford Bridge and get to the south part of the Victoria Embankment Gardens.
The Victoria Embankment Gardens are full of very colourful flowers.
Even the Ministry of Defence is looking quite colourful at this time of year.
I turn right onto Bridge Street and pass Portcullis House. It provides office space for our MPs as there is very little office space in the Houses of Parliament. At the base of Portcullis House is the entrance to Westminster tube station.