Apologies in advance for an indulgently long, lovely walk...
First up: gorgeous panoramic views west from Hungerford Foot Bridge to the London Eye (left), Parliament and Big Ben (right).
Sauntering east along the river, the next bridge is view-heaven Waterloo. Look west from Waterloo Bridge and the lines of Hungerford Bridge, the Eye and skyline reflect back.
Looking east from Waterloo Bridge, there's Blackfriars Bridge and all the City (London's biz district & historic centre) ahead, with Blitz-defying St. Paul's Cathedral (left), where royals marry.
The Royal Festival Hall nearby has a public space to hang out (love that). If you're peckish, there's a cafe, plus fun Skylon.
...and skilled skateboarders. (Skateboarding was -don't laugh!- a main form of transport in my family, so I've a fixed appreciation).old Clink prison. Religious prisoners were held here before being burnt at the stake. (Charming, just charming).
The path opens dramatically to City Hall and the Tower Bridge.