London’s Financial District and Tower of London from the Tower Bridge

London's financial district and Tower of London, seen from the Tower Bridge

London’s financial district and the Tower of London, seen from the Tower Bridge across the River Thames. Notable among the gleaming skyscrapers, from left to right, are 20 Fenchurch Street, the Leadenhall Building, and 30 St. Mary’s Axe. Nicknamed ‘The Walkie-Talkie’ because of its distinctive shape, 20 Fenchurch Street is a commercial skyscraper with 34 … Read more

Brighton Pier and Other Great Things to Do in Brighton, England

The long strand of Brighton Beach leads to the world famous Brighton Pier in Brighton, England

Brighton Pier, stretching 1,722 feet into the English Channel, is generally regarded as the most magnificent pier ever built. It began life in 1832, as the “Chain Pier,” used as a landing terminal for ships arriving from Dieppe, France. Over the next six decades, the Chain Pier suffered damage from storms that eventually resulted in … Read more