Went down to the south bank last night to meet some friends. Ended up sitting on the benches watching the sun set over the river, drinking cans of stella and enjoying the antics of London by the riverside.
The South Bank has such an eclectic mix of people. The skaters, finally being able to make great use of the concrete bowls after years of disputes and fights with the council, bring a raw urban energy to the mix. The secondhand book sellers under waterloo bridge, an affordable and eccentric collection of just about anything printed. Business men and women wander past on the way to Waterloo station, while runners fly past dodging the various human hazards on the riverside. Throw into this collection of archetypes a handful of well dressed concert goers, heading to the Royal Festival Hall, and arty film types drinking outside the national film theatre and you have a neat cross section of urban london.