I've posted before about how much I love the South Bank (Messing About On The River). It manages to combine real Londoners with tourists in a way that few other places in the city seems to be able to.
Showing Serena, in from New York, around last Friday - cocktails in the Oxo Tower and then wandering over to dinner in Skylon, we came across these sand-builders. Happily building a sofa, complete with sand fruitbowl with real fruit, candles and beer as well as an octopus and a mermaid. In typical London fashion people were just walked past on the beach as though this was perfectly normal and happened all the time.
Are these sand builder guys regulars on the beach? Has anyone else seen them?
And then this: An incredible water sculpture - jets of water moving up and down and schoolkids obviously finishing up a day trip having a fantastic time jumping in and out of the water.