A walk along the Thames riverfront and beach by Vauxhall, south London

A walk along the Thames riverfront and beach by Vauxhall, south London

On Saturday afternoon, I took a stroll along the south bank of the Thames from Vauxhall to Waterloo. Apart from having to battle through the hideous tourist scrum around the London Eye, it’s a really pleasant walk.

Here’s some photos from the start of my walk at Vauxhall.

A walk along the Thames riverfront and beach by Vauxhall, south London

Discarded coffee cup by the MI6 secret service buildings.

A walk along the Thames riverfront and beach by Vauxhall, south London

A walk along the Thames riverfront and beach by Vauxhall, south London

You can walk on to the beach at low tide. Here’s some scratched graffiti on the river wall.

A walk along the Thames riverfront and beach by Vauxhall, south London

A sole figure walks along the beach in this view looking east towards central London. The London Eye can be seen in the distance.

A walk along the Thames riverfront and beach by Vauxhall, south London

Squashed football.

A walk along the Thames riverfront and beach by Vauxhall, south London

Discarded jacket.

A walk along the Thames riverfront and beach by Vauxhall, south London

River wall detail.

A walk along the Thames riverfront and beach by Vauxhall, south London

Broken heart.

A walk along the Thames riverfront and beach by Vauxhall, south London

Discarded shoe, Vauxhall beach.

A walk along the Thames riverfront and beach by Vauxhall, south London

A ‘duck boat’ amphibious bus departs from Vauxhall.

The boat caught fire the day after, forcing passengers to abandon ship and wade into the Thames.

A walk along the Thames riverfront and beach by Vauxhall, south London

Looking west in a view dominated by the 50 floor St George Wharf Tower (Vauxhall Tower).

Above Vauxhall bridge you can make out the four towers of the Battersea Power Station, which was celebrated in the ‘Animals’ album cover by prog-rockers extraordinaire, Pink Floyd.