Where to Stay and Morning Activity
The Royal Horseguards
Built in the 19th century in French chateau-style, this newly remodeled luxury riverside hotel in Whitehall is ground-zero for riverside rambles. Insist on a room with a Thames view.
Walk the southern bank of the Thames from Westminster to London Bridge, passing many of the city’s new icons. Make stops on the return walk.
Upstairs at Borough Market is this hub of modern British seasonal gastronomy. Pick up an incredible sandwich at Roast to Go to eat riverside. Bacon butty anyone?
One weekend a month, all of Norman Foster’s egg-shaped city hall is open to the public (some parts are open Mondays-Fridays). The helical staircase is a stunner. His amazing Millennium Bridge is nearby.
This summer, the modern art complex presents “Futurism,” celebrating the centenary of one Europe’s most radical art movements.