Millenium Bridge, Shakespeare Globe Theatre, St Paul’s Cathedral on 29Apr2017 (3pax RI Mates Trip London & Wales 27Apr-11May2017)

view of st paul’s cathedral from millenium bridge

After borough market, we walked towards millineum bridge crossing the thames connecting tate modern museum & St. Paul’s Cathedral on 29.4.2017. ^^

we exited from the green market to cathedral road.

golden hinde II

on the way, we passed by the ship golden hinde II.

golden hinde II

this a full scale  replica of sir francis drake 16th century galleon moored at millibank london. ^^

golden hinde II

The ship is a registered wedding venue and is available for private and corporate hire.

bridge across river thames

we walked alongside the thames past southwark bridge & shakespeare’s globe theatre.

the shard was behind us, standing out in the background

the shard was behind us, standing out in the background

along river thames, southwark bridge in the background

there were many tourists here, as there were at borough market.

weather was good, temperature around 16degC. it was a very nice atmosphere walking along the thames.

shakespeare’s globe theatre

we passed by shakespeare’s globe.

shakespeare’s globe theatre

romeo & juliet was showing, and my friend decided to stay & watch the 2hr 50mins show.

there are £5 tickets if you are happy to stand for 3hrs. most people are (above photo).

for today, tickets were sold out, but there is a mechanism where people can return the ticket, & there was a queue outside to buy the returned tickets at full price no discounts.

my friend was second in queue. ahead of him was a young couple. there was one ticket available first so my friend got the ticket.

the 2 of us who were not staying to watch left after he got his ticket.

river thames from millenium bridge

river thames is quite a busy place.

river thames from millenium bridge

at 215miles (346km), the thames is the longest river in england & second longest in UK after the severn.

looking back on millenium bridge in the direction of london bridge

looking back on millenium bridge in the direction of london bridge – tower bridge is in the distant & the shard stands out in the background.

“the shard is a  is a 95-storey skyscraper in Southwark, London. Standing 309.7 metres (1,016 ft) high, the Shard is the tallest building in the United Kingdom…& the second-tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, after the concrete tower at the Emley Moor transmitting station.”

river thames from millenium bridge

another view of the thames from the millenium bridge.

st paul’s cathedral from millenium bridge

looking across the thames to st paul’s cathedral.

st paul’s cathedral from millenium bridge

there was a constant stream of people crossing millenium bridge in both directions.

millenium bridge

looking back at tate modern.

st paul’s cathedral

& st paul’s cathedral.

st paul’s cathedral

this where the wedding of prince charles & princess diana was held. 

st paul’s cathedral

st paul’s cathedral

st paul’s cathedral

the 2 of us mingled around to take some photos.

st paul’s cathedral

st paul’s cathedral

nice views from the front.

after that we walked to st paul’s station & took the tube back to king’s cross st pancras.

c.h.e.f andy

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St Paul’s Cathedral

 

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