Bathing Beauties on Butler’s Wharf

Bathing Beauties on Butler's Wharf - london tower bridge
The whole world has been Rio crazy lately, over the football cup in Rio de Janeiro. London is no exception, so you will find lots of excited fans from all around the world celebrating and chanting all around London. Sad that Zambia didn’t make it to the cup and my second team(England) was embarrassingly taken down. Well, I guess we can always look on the bright side; both my teams avoided being chewed up by the Suarez biting season.

Whilst on a walk last weekend we ventured across Butler’s Wharf as its been a while since I took a stroll there. We were mobbed by a huge and friendly(due to a little dutch carriage served on the boat) group of football fans just coming off an American style boat on the Thames just as we had passed the pier on Butler’s Wharf.  We had walked towards the Paul Smith Museum when I suddenly realised that I had missed out on London’s Open Gardens Weekend which saw a lot of private gardens open up to the public. You may have seen me post on my Instagram about a cute garden accessory that was also open for the weekend. One particular garden that I was hoping to see was the Garden Barge; Its the capital’s only floating garden(s). It lies on seven Thames lighters or vessels that form an open-ended square. Its really beautiful, but sadly as I had lost track of time by the time we  went  out for a little walk. We still managed to see it from across the river though.
You can find this Garden Barge on the south-side of the river and east of Tower Bridge just a few meters from Butlers Wharf  but before you get there, there is another little gem; the bathing beauties – a fountain sculpture named “Waterfall”. These ladies can be found bathing outside the Horselydown Square, a little courtyard just off Shad Thames at the bottom of Tower Bridge. There are lots of cafes around  if you get tired from watching the ladies splash about.

Bathing Beauties on Butler's Wharf - london tower bridge
Bathing Beauties on Butler's Wharf - london tower bridge
Bathing Beauties on Butler's Wharf - london tower bridge
Bathing Beauties on Butler's Wharf - london tower bridge


  1. July 2, 2014 / 2:50 pm

    Your photos always have such clarity and colour – I LOVE them! The fountain shot is awesome, and I also enjoy the street shots (wharf shots?).

  2. July 4, 2014 / 10:51 am

    Very cool area – has this been revamped recently? I love it when beautiful buildings like this are reclaimed for future generations. Great shots, looks very friendly and inviting!

    • July 4, 2014 / 4:16 pm

      I guess you can say that. A lot of that have had grants from the local councils over the last few years and cleaned up their acts a bit. The barge has been around since the 90s. Its a lovely little gem but not public assessible unless on open days. On the other hand the lovely ladies can be found bathing day and night under the gaze of the Tower Bridge just above.

  3. July 4, 2014 / 3:44 pm

    I love your photos! Looks like a great place to spend the day!

  4. July 5, 2014 / 6:15 am

    Gorgeous fountain, and lots of other lovely sculpture too! Looks like a great way to spend the day! 🙂

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