Lambeth To St Pancras

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a walk I’d planned for some friends and trialled. On Wednesday, before I gave into my sporting addiction and suffered my way through 120 minutes of football we undertook the walk. I thought I’d share a few more pictures with you to tempt you, again to visit London and see some of its many wonders.

I started at Victoria station and walked to Westminster to meet my friends. There’s the Roman Catholic Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and St Mary’s church with its sundial clock before reaching Parliament Square.

After that the park at Victoria South Gardens has the monument to the Pankhursts (mother and daughter) of Suffragette fame as well as the Burghers of Callais and the monument to the anti slavery campaigners Wilberforce et al.

Across the river the first section of the South bank walk takes in the wonderfully eccentric lampposts, the covid memorial wall of hearts, before the stretch past the national theatre to the beach by Gabriel’s Wharf.

After that we ambled to Tower Bridge and across to the North bank and the Thames Path through Wapping. Remember the many steps? This memorial to those killed in the East End during the war too.

At Limehouse basis we joined the Regent’s canal and followed it for the kilometers past the largest London park Victoria park with its canine guardians and splendid lake and sculptures and its neighbour Mile End Park.

And eventually we returned to the bustle of St Pancras and Kings Cross stations and home. 25 kilometres and some splendid conversations and one main road crossed. You’d not know we were in a major city for the most part. Mind you, it can be a bit pretentious. When we stopped for lunch at the Pavillion café in Victoria Park the menu offered us grilled cheese and Kimchi toasties. What happened to tomatoes?

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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15 Responses to Lambeth To St Pancras

  1. Another fine tour. I would love to be able to join you

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  2. Darlene says:

    Looks like a fabulous walk. I would love grilled cheese and kimchi!

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  3. trifflepudling says:

    Wonderful – can we do something like that when I come over (without the kimchi)?! Although Saturday may be busy but we could work out a route.
    These walks would make another Geoff book …

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  4. willedare says:

    The history your country encompasses and represents on this one walk is extraordinary! THANK YOU for taking the time to make and share this blog post.

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  5. joylennick says:

    Hola Geoff, Thank you kindly for the excellent photographs of wonderful London sights. I was born in England but have retired to Spain. Both beautiful countries! Very best wishes. Cheers.

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  6. Wonderful tour. It’s not often we get to witness a sharks day trip!


  7. ThingsHelenLoves says:

    Another great walk and a bit of London I’m familiar with in South Bank. I’ll pass on the kimchi though, I’ve tried it because I’m told it is good for you. Like so many good-for-you things, it wasn’t very pleasant.

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