Gazing at the city from both sides of the river
Ever since the Romans founded London almost 2,000 years ago, two distinct areas have developed either side of the River Thames. Each with their own characters to uncover.
The capital’s historically important buildings, such as Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, sit along the north bank. But, imagine standing on Waterloo Bridge while holding up a huge mirror. The small luxury hotels , art galleries, museums, theatres and restaurants reflected back from the south would be no less impressive than their north side equivalents.
But which side will you choose? The pretty garden squares and well-heeled enclaves of Bloomsbury and Belgravia? Or the grittier, modernist architecture south of the river? Intriguing differences (and similarities) across the big divide’ are waiting to be discovered.