The London River from Hampton Court to the Thames Barrier.
Down the River: Snapshots from Westminster to Greenwich
Westminster Bridge with the Houses of Parliament beyond. To the right are the twin towers of Westminster Abbey and Portcullis House, the new administration building with conference and meeting facilities for members of the Houses of Parliament and senior officials.
Festival Pier and the Royal Festival Hall, the heart of the Southbank Centre.
The London Eye at Waterloo on the South Bank.
HMS President, lies alongside the Embankment close to Blackfriars Bridge and Pier. Formerly HMS Saxifrage, she is an Anchusa class sloop, completed in 1918. Her funnel was repainted silver in 2011. To the right, the Gherkin tower is in the heart of the City of London.
St Paul’s Cathedral from the London Millennium Footbridge. The bridge links the North Bank near the Cathedral with the South Bank adjacent to the Tate Modern art gallery, which is housed in the shell of the old Bankside Power Station.
The central White Tower of the Tower of London, completed by King William (the Conqueror) in 1086.
The Shard Tower beside London Bridge in April 2012, as it nears completion.
HMS Belfast, when launched the largest cruiser built for the Royal Navy, entered service in 1939. She was severely damaged by a German mine in the Firth of Forth in 1940. She took part in the destruction of the German warship Scharnhorst in 1944 and in the Korean War in 1950-2.