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This walk through Southwark takes you to a historical part of the city, past famous attractions such as the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Tate Modern, and Southwark Cathedral. The route focuses strongly on history and culture. Here posh London gives way to a raw, industrial vibe with warehouses and old train overpasses.
On Saturdays, head to one of London´s oldest markets, Borough Market, for breakfast. Butler’s Wharf is a great place to walk around and stop at one of the sidewalk cafés, where you can enjoy an amazing view of Tower Bridge.
For contemporary art, visit the Tate Modern, where works from most of the best-known artists from the 20th century are exhibited. The impressive building—previously a power plant—is worth a visit in and of itself.
On the other side of the Thames, behind St. Paul’s Cathedral and The City, lies Clerkenwell. A trendy, creative neighborhood known especially for its food. There are many good restaurants and gastropubs to be found around Farringdon and Exmouth Market in particular, where you can mingle with local loft dwellers and media people.
With a myriad of culinary hotspots, this walk is an absolute must for foodies. Alongside the many restaurants and pubs, you will also find plenty of street food, especially at Maltby Street Market and Borough Market. At Smithfield Market, meat has been bought and sold for the past 800 years. If you want to see the market in full swing, you’d better get here early, preferably before 7am.