One of our favourite things to do in London is walking along the South bank of the Thames from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge, taking in all those iconic sights along the way – from the Houses of Parliament to The Tower of London, the old and the new architecture – from St. Paul’s Cathedral to The Shard, and watching life on the Thames with all the different ships, boats, tugs going to and fro. No two walks will ever be the same, which is probably why we don’t just like to go on this walk with visitors, but frequently just by ourselves, during any time of day and season.
One thing that we often do, when we have arrived at Tower Bridge, is walk on the few minutes to ‘Le Pont de la Tour’ and have a drink or a meal. Its location is perfect, there is no traffic and the views of Tower Bridge are great, especially at sunset.
‘La Pont de la Tour’ have a wonderful terrace that often gets transformed into something special to reflect the seasons and this year it is no different. Until the end of February you can visit the Winter Garden, decorated with evergreens and twinkling lights, which opened in November in collaboration with Tanqueray 10. There’ll be exclusively created winter warmer cocktails and favourites like the White Tower and Red Vesper, whilst snuggling up in one of the furry blankets provided. Or have a glass of wine, specially selected by the restaurant’s sommelier team.
Hungry? Head Chef Frederick Forster has conjured up the perfect dishes to keep the chills away: how about a truffle cheese fondue? With bread, cold cuts, mini potatoes and cornichons? The perfect food to share with a group of friends. Or why not have the indulgent Belgian chocolate fondue instead of cakes? Whatever you decide on, it is bound to be delicious.