Much of the London we all know and love can be condensed in one, very long, walk. Start at Parliament and cross over the river to the London eye, maybe popping in to the London Sea Life Aquarium on the way. Get through the crowds, head past the busking break-dancers and mimes and you’ll soon be at the Southbank Centre. If one of the regular exhibitions, markets of events isn’t on the river side itself, there plenty of shows on all year round. Carry on up the river and you’ll head past, markets, boutique shops, the Tate Modern, St Paul’s, the famous Borough market and eventually The Shard.