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The walk from Whitechapel Road down to Whitehall is a little over 3 miles. I decided to go along the river, so headed back to the Tower of London and then hugged the north bank of the Thames. Make a small detour down Stew Lane and have a swift pint at the Pepys. Back in the '70's I saw the death of Elvis reported here on teletext (the closest thing we had the the internet back in 1977!). After some light refreshment you can continue to the path at the end of Broken Wharf then it's plain sailing all the way down the Embankment to the Houses of Parliament. When you get to Westminster Bridge turn right into Queen's Walk and finally right onto Parliament Street/Whitehall.
HM Revenue and Customs on your left. I didn't find this one of the most inspiring locations, but offer these three images as a record of my visit. HM Revenue and Customs shares a typical Whitehall building with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. So their door is busy with people on a mission to take our money in one department and spend it on the good stuff in another!
There were some interesting reflections and a lot of self important people, and more CCTV cameras than you can shake a stick at!
As I moved up Whitehall to my next location, I realised that I had another long walk ahead up to Kings Cross Station (about 2.5 miles), so I took my time and stopped along the way at Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, the British Museum and UCL. I took a few images along the way. . .
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By the time I reached Whitechapel Road I was looking for glamour. My walk from the Old Kent Road had been wet and not too inspiring (as I fought my way past the tourists on the bridge and by the Tower of London).
For such a short road this location packs in a lot of interest. To the far west, is the Whitechapel Gallery (technically on Whitechapel High Street) and just North is Brick Lane, but on Whitechapel Road is a host of interest. From the Whitechapel Bell Foundry past the East London Mosque onto the rapidly redeveloping London Hospital (where my sister worked in the 80's) and finally the Blind Beggar pub. Photographically, there is something for everyone. On this particular morning I was inspired by some interesting reflections. Take a look and tell me what you think.
Photographing London, Surrey and beyond. From the top of the Shard to the end of the garden. . .