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8.8 Km Central London Sightseeing - Self-guided Photorun Tours

Updated: Aug 19, 2023


INTRODUCTION TO THE AREA

This provides an overview of all the published London Photoruns and self-guided tours by area. The 'Route at a Glance Video' quickly gives a quick overview of the route and the sights and then shows you what the route would look like if you were running it at about 25 mph. A Visual Self-guided Tour Blog follows this for each sightseeing area and a brief history of the Westminster area.


Central London Sightseeing - Self-guided  Photorun Tours - Content Overview

 

LOCATION - Central London Sightseeing - Self-guided Photorun Tours

Central London Sightseeing - Self-guided  Photorun Tours - Photoruns Route map


Start at Outside Charing Cross Station - End at Westminster Station - Riverside

The best time to do this photorun is on weekends in the early morning when it is quiet and free from crowds and heavy traffic.

 

GETTING TO KNOW THE AREA - HIGH-SPEED VIDEOS


The Google map and the summary video are useful to have open when doing these Photoruns. They will help you remember what the route looks like and prevent you from getting lost.


Route at a Glance Video.


This short video gives a quick overview of the route and the sights and then shows you what the route would look like if you were running it at about 25 mph. It's a great way of getting familiar with the route before you do it for real. It covers the 3 Photoruns shown below.


Combined Sightseeing Route (5:58)

GETTING TO KNOW THE AREA - GOOGLE MAP


This is a 'My Google Maps' depiction of the route with photographs of the sites. This is available on the desktop or mobile by clicking on the map. The mobile version does allow you to get directions to points on the map and will show you your location. However, its behaviour does depend on the browser and application you use. (Google Chrome seems to be the best).


Central London Sightseeing - Self-guided  Photorun - Photo Locations on My Google maps Tours

The Plotaroute map is an alternative guide where you can download the route to a device once you navigate past the adverts. Use the link below.


 

VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE AREA

Central London Sightseeing - Self-guided Photorun Tours

Click on the maps below and go on a virtual tour of the sightseeing area.


360 Virtual tour around the London Eye and the South Bank

360 Virtual tor around the Houses of Parliament

Use these to explore these locations by looking around in 360, taking in the sights and sounds, listening to an audio recording about the location and going on a virtual tour.

 

PHOTO GALLERY OF THE AREA


This will gallery provides a descriptive and visual reference to many sights along this photoroute. Double-click to see its full size.


 

DETAILED GUIDES FOR EACH ENTERTAINMENT PHOTORUNS


This section guides you to the detailed blog on each of the central London entertainment Photoruns.


Click on the picture to see all the information in one place so that you can explore at your own pace.


The Visual Self-guided Tour Blogs show you the route at a glance, the sights you can see, a 360 virtual experience at key locations, a history of the area and ideas of where to eat, drink and be merry! Just double-click on the ones that you want to explore!!



 

HISTORY OF THE AREA


This video gives you a short introduction to how the the Central London Sightseeing area grew during the Tudors (1560) and the Victorians (1860)


6:30 mins


 

WHERE TO EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY


This map shows you the Eat Drink and be Merry locations in the Central London sightseeing area and how they link to the other sightseeing photoruns.

Central London Sightseeing  Self-guided  Photorun Tours  Where to eat drink and be Merry map

Click on the map to find out more about all these areas.

 

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