The mile-long stretch of the southern side of the Thames between Southwark Cathedral and the South Bank Centre is a marvellous place to explore. With no cars, tons of history and great views across the river, this area has a unique atmosphere. On Fridays and Saturdays you can see Borough food market in full swing and stop off at one of the great restaurants en route. Passing the Clink prison museum, the replica of the Golden Hinde galleon and Shakespeare’s Globe you reach the Tate Modern, before winding up at the South Bank Centre, the spiritual home of contemporary arts in London. Don’t be put off by the dreary concrete exterior, for inside there is a world of music, art, theatre and the wonderful Skylon restaurant, one of our favourite spots to eat in the whole city.