The 13 Bridges walk

Wed 15th Jul 2015

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
10ml.
Start Time
18.30
Route
Meet Tower Hill Underground Station

(District Line). Linear walk along the river from Tower Hill to Clapham Jctn, starting at Tower Hill, crossing each bridge and end at a pub near Clapham Jctn

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The 13 Bridges Walk, Wednesday 15th July 2015
11 walkers, 11 miles - leader Peter Buchwald

Over the Tower Bridge with its thronging crowds
Across the London with its packs of suits
Returning by Southwark to the Tate Modern
London that night milled around our riverside bars.

Over the Millennium Bridge with gawping art lovers
Across the Blackfriars to visit the National
Returning by Waterloo to Cleopatra's Needle
Where people in a park discussed Affairs of State.

Over the Hungerford Bridge with theatre goers
Across the Westminster to the Houses of Parliament
Returning by Lambeth, doing our special walk
The crowds had thinned out, not a spy to be seen.

Over the Vauxhall Bridge with solitary couples
Across the Chelsea to the Park and Peace Pagoda
Albert and Battersea we only crossed virtually
As we hurried by St Peter's to Clapham Junction.

Photographs by Peter Buchwald.

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