The upper walkway of the Tower Bridge in London must be one of the most stunning and unique venues to host a drinks do – or as was the case last night – the Englishman’s university alumni event.
I didn’t really know what to expect, and it was only as we were walking towards the bridge, that I remembered that on one of the BBC’s The Apprentice series the candidates had to organise two rival events there – one of each of the covered old walkways.
|This was the view of the bridge as we approached from the South side.|
|This was the walkway where the drinks party was being held.|
|View towards the City of London.|
|View of the second walkway|
|The two walkways as seen from below.|
|One of the two engines which operate the opening and the closing of the bridge.|
|When I saw this sign on our tour of the bridge my eyes started to glaze over.|
|View of the Tower Bridge from the South Bank of the Thames.|
After the party had wound down and we were walking along the Thames to the tube station, it struck me how lovely London is. And how much changed since I started coming here in the early Eighties. In those days you would not have dared to go South of the river late at night; whereas now it was full of families enjoying the mild weather and the stunning views of the lit-up buildings either side of the riverbank.