London Circular: Tower Bridge to Westminster and Back

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Pass or visit the following on your way (the numbers are used in the walk directions to indicate what you can see, where). Sunday is the best day for this walk.

1. Petticoat Lane Market (Middlesex Street) 2. Tower of London and Tower Bridge 3. Royal Mint 4. St Katherine's Dock 5. Tower Bridge 6. HMS Belfast 7. Hay's Galleria 8. London Bridge 9. Southwark Cathedral 10. Replica of the Golden Hind in St Mary Overie's Dock 11. Winchester Palace 12. Clink Prison and Museum 13. Southwark Bridge 14. Globe Theatre and Bear Garden 15. Millennium Bridge 16. Tate Modern Art Gallery (formerly Bankside Power Station) 17. Cardinal's Wharf and a former home of Sir Christopher Wren, while he was building St Paul's Cathedral 18. Blackfriars Bridge 19. Oxo Building 20. Gabriel's Wharf 21. London Television Centre 22. Royal National Theatre 23. National Film Theatre 24. Waterloo Bridge and second-hand bookstalls 25. Hayward Gallery 26. Royal Festival Hall 27. Hungerford Bridge 28. London Eye 29. Shell Building 30. County Hall 31. London Aquarium 32. Westminster Bridge (and St Thomas' Hospital plus Lambeth Palace with a short linear extension) 33. Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament 34. Westminster Abbey 35. Cenotaph 36. Foreign Office 37. Cabinet War Rooms 38. Home Office 39. Ministry of Health 40. Air Ministry 41. Defence Ministry 42. Downing Street 43. Cabinet Office 44. Horse Guards Parade 45. MAFF 46. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column 47. National Gallery 48. National Portrait Gallery 49. Admiralty Arch, the Admiralty, The Mall, St James' Park and Buckingham Palace (these require a slight detour) 50. St Martin's-in-the-Fields Church 51 Edith Cavell's Statue 52. The Coliseum (you will pass a number of other famous theatres on the way) 53. Covent Garden 54. The 'Actors' Church' 55. London Transport Museum 56. Royal Opera House 57. Theatre Museum 58. Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 59. St Clement Danes Church (the RAF Church) 60. Royal Courts of Justice 61. Temple Bar 62. The Inns of Court 63. Dr Johnson's House 64. St Paul's Cathedral 65. The Old Bailey Central Criminal Court 66. The Barbican Centre and Museum of London (these require a detour) 67. The Guildhall 68. St Mary-le-Bow Church (and several other churches on your way) 69. St Thomas a Becket's birthplace (and many buildings with blue plaques on the way) 70. The Mansion House 71. The Bank of England 72. Wellington's Statue 73. The Royal Exchange 74. The Stock Exchange.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but should provide a great deal of interest, especially to anyone visiting London for the first time.

England - South England - London - Town or city


Castle, Church, Museum, Play Area, Pub, River, Toilets
3/16/2016 - Graham Jones

An excellent walk which we took all day to do with lots of stops in lovely weather. My GPS showed 9.5 miles but I was taking photos and made lots of diversions!

8/13/2013 - David Welles

We are staying in Westminster so we did not do the complete circle. We walked on a Monday. The walk from Liverpool St across the Tower Bridge is fascinating. We had lunch at a Cote Bistro a nice French Bistro just East of London Bridge at Hays Galleria. After the Globe, however, the walk was very crowded. Like Time Square in NYC where we live.

7/2/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Sid Marks for his update for this walk. July 2012. Adrian (Admin)

7/2/2012 - Sid Marks

What an excellent walk this is. We decided to walk it on a Sunday and pleased we did, as there were so many street acts performing close to the London Eye. Made the distance a mile or so longer than 7 miles, but very enjoyable. Recommended family walk.

4/9/2009 - phil djokic

this walk is fab, directions are spot on and managed to see so many sights and we only went for a wk/end,much better than sitting on an open topped bus freezing,thanks walkingworld.

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