Jubilee Walk : Central London Circular walk

Urban walk through Central London - passes many famous tourist sites

History

This is a list of previous times this walk has been done by the club (since Jan 2010). For more recent events (since April 2015), full details are shown.

Date Post # Weather
Fri, 22-Oct-21 Evening Walk - The Illuminated River: London Bridge to Lambeth Bridge along the North Bank, and back on the other side (if you wish) 11 dry but cold
Thu, 28-May-15 Extra Midweek Walk: The Sky Gardens and Jubilee Walk 2 Sunny
Fri, 22-Oct-21
Evening Walk - The Illuminated River: London Bridge to Lambeth Bridge along the North Bank, and back on the other side (if you wish)
Length: 4.7 km one way, 10.0 km if returning to LBG; with plenty of mainline and tube stations as well as bus stops on route or just off route to cut it short


Meet at 18.30 on London Bridge’s southwest corner, outside The Barrowboy and Banker pub.

Exploration of The Illuminated River, a “long-term art installation transforming the Thames at night with an orchestrated series of light works that span nine bridges in central London. Its subtly moving sequences of LED light symbolically unify the Thames bridges, drawing inspiration from the spirit and history of the river and from the architectural and engineering heritage of its bridges.”

For a link to a sketched map of the route click here. T=swc.122.a

  • 22-Oct-21

    10 at the meeting point (incl. 2 first timers), with 1 other joining on the other side of LBG, so 11 in dry but cold weather. The thinking behind walking along the Northbank was that because of the bend of the river, we'd see more of the lit bridges than from the Southbank (and so we did), and also that more of the buildings on the Southbank are purposefully lit, so best to admire them from across.

    That kind of worked well. Until you hit Blackfriars Bridge and the first of two Tideway sites means you have to walk along the other side of the busy Embankment road. Not THAT great a stretch, but then again - it's not that long either, before one is riverside again and there is a cycle super highway between footpath and road.

    The lit bridges themeselves are indeed quiet fascinating, in a quiet and unobtrusive way. With warmer temperatures, one would have been tempted to stand and watch for longer as they change colour slowly. Another time...

    At Lambeth Bridge, the first-timers walked back to Southwark, some walked on to their home in Pimlico, and 6 went for a drink at The Windmill in Lambeth High Street (the quietest High Street in London, perchance?). Afterwards, 2 walked to Vauxhall Station, 3 walked back to their homes in W1 and EC1, and 1 took a bus.

Thu, 28-May-15
Extra Midweek Walk: The Sky Gardens and Jubilee Walk
SWC.122 Jubilee Walk - Central London Circular

Meet at the SkyGardens (on top of the walkie-talkie building) for coffee at 10:45, followed by the Jubilee Walk. Views (and prices in the restaurant) are stunning. Entry free, but ID required, and book ASAP. Arrive earlier, and take photos. Tube: Monument If its full, meet up as 12:00 at the Tower of London Wetherspoons. http://www.20fenchurchstreet.co.uk/sky-garden.html
  • Anonymous
    27-May-15

    Late May time slots for this building have long been booked up.

  • 28-May-15

    2 people, Sunny , View from the 35th floor glass conservatory / terrace was amazing, better even than from the Shard. And it was free! Very highly recommended. We ended up walking along the Thames path (south side) to Greenwich instead of the suggested walk.