Along the Strand over Waterloo Bridge to the Southbank (2.2m)
Another London weekend stroll
(Photos © urban75, Saturday 21st June 2008)
The Orange Street Congregational Church to the east of St. Martin's Street stands upon the site of a Huguenot chapel, established in 1693.
The 'fourth plinth' at Trafalgar Square with Nelson's column directly behind and the top of the London Eye in the distance.
There was an anti-racism demo taking place in the square.
Good ol' Routemaster bus on wedding duties. See our Farewell to Routemaster Buses feature.
There's been anti-Mugabe protests outside the Zimbabwe Embassy on the Strand for as long as I can remember.
The Coal Hole public House, 91, Strand, WC2, a traditional pub situated next to the Savoy Hotel.
This elaborate piece of punctuation-untroubled stone lettering informs passers by that:
"In this court in the 18th century stood the Fountain Tavern where the political opponents of Sir Robert Walpole met using the title of the Fountain Club, also the Coal Hole the meeting place of the Wolf Club of which about 1826 Edmund Kean was a leading member".
In case you didn't know (and I certainly didn't) Edmund Kean (1789- 1833) was an English actor, regarded in his time as the greatest ever.
I'd heard of Sir Robert Walpole (1676 - 1745) of course - he was a bigshot statesman in Georgian times.
Across Waterloo bridge and looking down at the oversized 'Armchair Theatre' space outside the National Theatre.
Crossing Waterloo Bridge.
Waterloo Bridge book fair.
See 360º panorama.
Skateboarders and BMX boys underneath the Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer.
I continue to be baffled by the growing collection of bizarre 'human statues' that line the South Bank between Hungerford and Westminster bridges. Why do people do it? And why do people give them money?
I walked over Hungerford Bridge and popped into Victoria Embankment Gardens to watch people taking in the, err, overcast sky.
See 360º panorama
Northern line home and ready for a lively night at the Offline Club in Brixton.
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