The nearest tube station to the exhibition is London Bridge and right next door is The Shard. I wasn't sure about it to start with, it seemed a bit ridiculous next to all the historic old buildings in the area, but I think it's grown on me! It's certainly impressive when you're at the bottom, looking up. The shape makes it seem even taller than it is. Don't envy those window cleaners hanging on the side, they must have been freezing!
I headed back past the station and Borough Market, which is worth a visit if you're there Thursday-Sunday. Then past Southwark Cathedral, and the Golden Hinde (a relica of Sir Francis Drake's ship)
Then on into Clink Street where the medieval prison housed the local prostitutes and debtors!
The beautiful rose window and a piece of wall is all that remains of Winchester Palace
The Anchor tavern dates from 1775 but replaced a much older one on the same spot.
From there it was on past Southwark bridge
and the Globe Theatre. Opened in 1997 close to the site of the original one where Shakespeare's plays were performed
Past the Millenium Bridge and St Paul's
On past the Tate Modern to the Bankside Gallery. A much smaller place, but more my cup of tea, with lots of lovely watercolour paintings on display, all for sale.
A bit further along there's the OXO Tower Wharf building which has been converted into flats, with the lower levels housing restaurants and lots of small shop units for designer makers.
Nearly finished now, a last look along Southbank before heading back for the train.
Hope you enjoyed the tour!