Walking is the best way to explore a city. This was my first time staying at a hotel in the south bank and it was nice to discover the area I didn’t know well. Usually when I visit London, I stay at hotels in my favourite area of Kensington, near the Royal Albert Hall, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Hyde Park, but finding myself on the south bank of the Thames this time was a surprisingly enjoyable experience.
It was amazingly easy and quick to get to central London on one of the many buses that stop right at the door step of my hotel. And there were three tube stations within walking distance.
I prefer buses, though, as you get the sense of the city’s geography and have a chance to do some sightseeing as you travel on your way.
Hotel H10 London Waterloo is modern and super clean, with a lovely panoramic view of the city and friendly, helpful staff.
A stroll along the Thames took me past the Tate Modern, The Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the narrow Clink street (a reminder of medieval London with a bit of fantasy), the Golden Hinde ( a replica of Sir Francis Drake’s vessel from 1577) , historic Southwark Cathedral and the fantastic foodies’ heaven: Borough Market, right at the London Bridge. All are worth visiting. It was very easy to walk or take a bus back to the hotel.
The Golden Hinde, a replica of a Vessel from 1577