The Thames is the heart of historic London. The reason London exists. Even before the Romans arrived it was thought to be far enough up river to prevent flooding and far enough down river to be relied upon for transport, protection and food.
The idea worked for centuries. Though in recent years barrier gates have been added down river to improve the margin of error.
On Tuesday we looked at the Tower and it’s bridge. Today we head upstream for a look at Parliament and Big Ben.
The river has a southern shore, of course. But jumping from side to side would give all of us a headache and make some of us seasick. We will stick to views of the north shore as we go.
Those of you without a nautical bent will be glad to know this is our final view of London from the water. Please enjoy.