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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.

Discarded coffee cup by the MI6 secret service buildings.

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

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

Squashed football.

Discarded jacket.

River wall detail.

Broken heart.

Discarded shoe, Vauxhall beach.

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.

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.