Essential London — you really couldn’t be anywhere else. A classic collection of the capital’s most iconic landmarks awaits you on the 15 mile (24 km) long Jubilee Walkway. Designed to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977, the original route connects all of the city’s most famous sights, from Buckingham Palace to the stately dome of St Paul’s. Later, to celebrate Her Majesty’s 50 years’ reign two additional loops were added encompassing Bloomsbury and the City itself.
Marvel at the majesty of Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, St Paul’s Cathedral then shudder at the fate of traitors passing through the Tower of London. Join the throng across the Thames at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and let the array of arts and antiquities inspire you in the Tate Modern and British Museum. And it’s an entertaining stroll from the silver screens of Leicester Square to the ceremonial pageantry of Horse Guards Parade in St James’s Park.
Walk the Walkway at different times — by day and then again at night when the main sights are illuminated to spectacular effect. It’s a unique route linking entertainment, assembly, ceremony, open-air activity and indeed our nation’s history.
This website shows the official line of the trail. Occasionally it is necessary to divert sections of the route, contact the local London Borough for information about diversions.
Directional discs are set in the footway at every junction, the cross of the crown pointing in the direction of travel. Panels, generously sponsored by organisations close to the path, interpret the views from the Walkway across London.
In addition there are gold discs on the Walkway, these mark special events in the history of the Walkway.
To watch a film about the Jubilee Walkway click here.
For more information about the Jubilee Walkway Trust click here.
For free audio guides that cover sections of the Jubilee Walkway or some of the attractions along the route have a look at the following websites:
iaudioguide.com - from this website you can download a free 6 track audio guide that covers Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
London Walks - from this website you can download free audio guides of walks around London many of which cover parts of the Jubilee Walkway.
Visit the Dorling Kindersley website for a free audio guide of a walk which starts at Westminster station and follows the south bank for about 1¾ miles to London Bridge. Read by Radio 2's Richard Allinson it tells you where to look, where to stop and where to eat and drink along the way.
Take a look at the Visit London website for free podcasts and video guides
If you'd like some short, fun circular walks in this area, why not download some of the Camden Dr Maps from Walk England? They are beautifully crafted on a 3D map which gives a great sense of place as you navigate around the city.
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