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Wednesday
Jun272012

Focus on London 2012: Shad Thames

London’s iconic Tower Bridge has been much in the news lately. Tower Bridge marked the final dramatic moments in the rain-soaked Diamond Jubilee pageant in early June, which celebrated Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years on the throne. 

The panorama from Tower Bridge looking back up the River Thames towards Westminster is, for want of a better word, breathtaking. Cutting-edge new architecture like the GLA building (known rather irreverently to everyone as The Egg) and the Shard, the tallest building in Europe, with the contrasting Tower of London and historic ships, all combine to make a true fusion cityscape. The river is constantly busy, with water taxis, pleasure boats, booze cruises and even working barges.

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