21 December 2013
Over the Thames
A fatter picture post (!!) with some shots of my walk around Westminster and South Bank. It was a cloudy day and as the evening wore on, it started raining in earnest, so the color isn't the best. But it's what it is, and it's still London! <3
South Bank has a Christmas Market right now, which is quite large. Most of these Christmas markets seem the same to me, but if you look carefully you can find some unique things. The benefit of this one is the array of yummy food stands -- there were plenty of those! So, if anything, you can get some churros or hot chocolate and stroll around listening to Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmas Time" for the seven-billionth time (and that's okay).
One area I had never checked out before was Gabriel's Wharf with a number of independently run shops. There are a couple cafes and coffee shops along with a few print galleries and handcrafted gift shops -- definitely worth a stop!