Wapping, Shadwell and a grim prospect

Along with the quaint olde worlde buildings and cobblestone streets, the area around Shadwell Basin and Wapping at large provides some unexpected views……….

From Wapping to Tower Bridge

Not the easiest place to get to by public transport, Wapping offers an olde worlde mix of warehouses, quayside yards and cobbled streets, interspersed with modern gleaming steel and glass luxury apartments and an ever increasing cluster of hopeful estate agents.

If you walk along the river bank heading west, you are greeted by iconic views of The Shard, County Hall and of course, London Bridge.

Westbourne Grove and the Grand Union Canal

A few shots on and around the Grand Union Canal in West London

The other end of Abbey Road

Yes, that Abbey Road, the one the Beatles famously crossed via the zebra crossing for their zillion selling album as featured here beatles_abbey_road

I did not take this photo by the way!

If one continues in the direction the camera is facing, one will arrive at the junction with Belsize Road. Just before this junction, on the right hand side, as you leave Westminster and enter Camden you will be affronted by a concrete monstrosity known as Alexandra and Ainsworth estate. Surprisingly, people actually live in these buildings.