Visit to the National Covid wall opposite Westminster
It is March 2022, and it is slowly warmng up enough to get out and about.
Here is a high recommendation for those whom like me are a bit crap at getting out of the house enough. A recommended day out which you will enjoy,
The three tips are Number 15 bus, Charing Cross station and lifts rather than stairs.
If you are in a wheelchair, or similar, then this guide is also a great guide. I struggle with stairs, and avoid them if I can. In most normal times, I am unable to climb stairs.
I arrived at Fenchurch street station, and I always use the front entrance as there are lifts and escalators. From here, via Mark lane and Hart street, you eventually get to the number 15 bus route which heads for St Pauls, also going as far as Charing Cross, and Trafalgar square.
Charing Cross is a good place to visit. It has toilets. These are down a bunch of stairs, but there are also disabled toilets available.
If you head for the left side of the station, there is a walkway, mostly on the flat, which eventually brings you onto the Hungerford bridge across the River Thames. You pass the entrance from Embankment station which requires a number of stairs onto this bridge.
At the far end of this bridge are lifts down to the floor level. They are not pretty, but they work.
As you travel east along the south side of the Thames, you will very quickly pass the wobbly bridge, and then the London Eye attraction. Shortly after this is Westminster Bridge, and the start of the Covid wall. It is where the emotions start to come, as they should.
Every Friday, volunteers visit to repaint the hearts onto this wall. The hearts of 150,000 covid deaths in the UK.