The southern bank of the Thames overlooks Westminster and the City of London. The area includes the touristy South Bank with the London Eye and Tate Modern, but a walk east along the river means you'll hit Borough with its famous market, there since 1756. Over the last decade this has undergone a transformation into a fashionable foodies destination.
Further east and you're in my own manor of Bermondsey with the Mayor of London's gaff, the unfinished looking jagged topped Shard skyscraper and Bermondsey Square with its famous antique market on Friday mornings.
Bermondsey Street has gone stratospherically upmarket and along with the warehouse and loft conversions have come some numerous excellent restaurants, pubs and bars. Next on this Thames-side jaunt comes the splendid Tower Bridge, and beyond that Butler's Wharf and Rotherhithe, boasting a mix of high-end restaurants and historic pubs. The railway arches along the way offer a foodie's heaven on Saturday mornings with the arches on Maltby Street becoming a destination in their own right. In these arches you'll find the excellent 40 Maltby Street, Bar Tozino, The Kernel Brewery and our own provider of local knowledge and much support, The Bermondsey Gin Company.