I am giving a talk at a conference in this location tomorrow. Thankfully it will still be daylight when I arrive/leave...ChrisKH said:The area is also great for a bit of sightseeing, the original 'Clink' jail is just up on your left (this area of London used to be nothing but prostitutes and whorehouses in the middle ages; nothing's changed)
ChrisKH said:There's a good chinese just up from St. Pauls but it's a bit pricey and not quite next to Tower Bridge. The problem you have on the weekend is most things close down as we have all gone to the country for the weekend (Scotland if we can make it that far............).
If you're looking for absolution before your evening of sin, why not try Pizza Express at Southwark Cathedral, I can recommend it. Only a short walk along the South Bank from Tower Bridge (across Tower Bridge, turn right, past HMS Belfast, under London Bridge, Southwark Cathedral on left) and the restaurant is reasonably priced and great decor inside as it is actually part of the cathedral. The area is also great for a bit of sightseeing, the original 'Clink' jail is just up on your left (this area of London used to be nothing but prostitutes and whorehouses in the middle ages; nothing's changed) and the Borough Market area adjacent to the Cathedral is a popular location of a number of famous films (Mission Impossible, Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels, etc.) so is good for a stroll round and there's a couple of good pubs close by. Plus under London Bridge is a good nightclub I'm told, but I have no idea if it's open at weekends.
If you're looking for a curry, Brick Lane is a short walk from Tower Bridge and it's not short of Indian Restaurants and you won't need a reservation. Good grub and plenty of Cobra beer.
Laurencelaurence said:there's a wagamama near southwark cathedral too - close to the Globe.
word of warning - City places tend to be more expensive than normal London places and most are shut at weekends.
there's a nice Thai (i think) place on Tooley Street which isn't far from Tower Bridge... it's east of the london dungeon, heading towards tower. there's a chinese on the corner of the block it's on, but i've never been in there to know if it's any good.
there's also a south american type place on another corner close by - i can't recall the name, but it's the same as a Pegoretti model (not marcelo)
dangerousjules said:hop on the DLR from tower gateway to south quay(about 10mins) and theres a cracking floating chinese restaurant on millwall dock worth the visit.