Party Earth Review Though actually closer to two miles, the Millennium Mile is a scenic walkway along the south bank of the River Thames that highlights many of London’s greatest attractions and sights. Running from Westminster Bridge to... ... read full review
Thames River, South Bank (Waterloo, London Bridge)
South Bank, London –
Though actually closer to two miles, the Millennium Mile is a scenic walkway along the south bank of the River Thames that highlights many of London’s greatest attractions and sights.
Running from Westminster Bridge to London Bridge, the walk provides magnificent views of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye, the world’s tallest observation wheel. Walkers should take time to explore the cultural institutions along the walk, such as the Tate Modern, a world-renowned modern art museum housed in the former Bankside Power Station on the south side of river, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, as well as all the narrow alleyways and side streets that were once home to London’s red light district.
Clink Street, which provided Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes, is also worth a quick detour. The last leg of the walk, aptly named Queen’s Walk, features wonderful views of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, and the Tower of London.
This walk is a prime way to spend a sunny day, see a bunch of the major landmarks, and absorb the atmosphere at a leisurely pace. Several pubs with outdoor seating line the South Bank, so stake out a spot and linger with a pint until nightfall when Tower Bridge and St. Paul’s are illuminated – truly breathtaking.
People of all ages.
Sightseeing points and cultural stops throughout the walk, including performances at the Globe Theatre and the Southbank Centre.
Various pubs, restaurants, and outdoor food stands along the river.
Prices vary by venue.
Anything goes. Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
On any clear, sunny day, though weekdays are best for avoiding foot traffic.