The St. George Wharf development is a complex in Lambeth, London on the southern bank of the River Thames. There is lots to do around this area. The huge development is home to a lot and could even be home to you during your stay, if you want to look into a St George Wharf apartment to rent during your travels. Staying in an apartment simply allows for a more immersive experience.
Nine Elms Sunday market is exactly what it sounds like – a big market. It is one of the biggest markets in London. A melting pot of ethnicities, in all honesty, it is very much a working-class event, leaving the hipster and artisan stuff behind. Clothing and shoes are big business as are tool kits. There are food stalls with various cuisines on offer. There are also some second-hand stalls where you can find some vintage gems if you look hard enough. The market is used as a popular meeting place for locals to go and have a bit of food and to try and sniff out some bargains.
Tate Britain is an art museum on Millbank in Westminster. It is a part of the network of Tate galleries and in fact the oldest in the network having opened in 1897. It houses art from the 1500’s to the present day. Notably the works of J.M.W. Turner who bequeathed his entire collection to the museum. The museum does have some exhibitions that are free entry such as the sculptures of Henry Moore or the spotlight series which changes its theme and artists regularly.
Pimlico is a small area in Westminster, similar to Belgravia, it is known for its gardens and regency architecture. Pimlico has a bit of everything. Some amazing restaurants, exciting nightlife and quiet pubs. It also houses some high-end designer boutiques and antique shops. If you have an interest in architecture or people watching Pimlico is a must.
Westminster Abbey is inextricably associated with London. Explore an iconic landmark that has touched the lives of royalty, statesmen, soldiers, poets, priests and many more since 960AD. Westminster has been the site of coronations since 1066. More than 3,000 people are buried there, including Stephen Hawking and Jenny Lind, with many more having been commemorated there such as the Bronte sisters. The Abbey is open to visitors most days, but it does still function as a church and may need to close off some areas occasionally.
Vauxhall city farm is a taste of the countryside in the heart of London. The farm is totally reminiscent of rural life with a collection of friendly animals. They have sheep, goats, alpacas, pigs and a variety of small animals like ferrets, rabbits and guinea pigs. For over forty years this charity has aimed to give back to the local community in education services, activities and animal therapies. There is no entry fee, but they do ask for donations.
There are lots of hidden gems to uncover around St. George Wharf this autumn.