Later we will take in some of the jazz sessions in local pubs in the riverfront Jazz Festival.
The shiny black ceramic granite cladding to Brand Street makes reference to the contemporary riverfront buildings which are injecting life back into the area.
The principal quay is the Boompjes ("little trees"), forming the riverfront on the north side.
The stunning riverfront penthouse is a beautiful fusion of natural wood, silver and glass.
It is now possible to cycle away from traffic along the Thames path along most of the boro's riverfront.