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Houses of Parliament Circuit (2.5 Km) - Self-Guided Tour

Updated: Feb 8

INTRODUCTION

This House of Parliament riverside sightseeing Photorun is a self-guided tour that takes you along a section of London’s famous River Thames between Westminster Bridge and Lambeth Bridge.



Houses of Parliament Circuit - Content Overview


This 2 Km walk starts and ends at Westminster Station and takes you along the side of the Houses of Parliament, into Victoria Tower Gardens, and then over Lambeth Bridge to Lambeth Palace. The route then follows the Albert Embankment with its iconic view of the Houses of Parliament before finishing at the far end of Westminster Bridge by the station.

Houses of Parliament from Parliament Square

 

LOCATION - Houses of Parliament Circuit

Houses of Parliament Circuit - Photorun Route Map


Start and finish at Westminster Station.

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.


The Houses of Parliament from  the London Eye

 

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.


Around the Houses of Parliament (3:00)


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).


Houses of Parliament Circuit - Photo Locations on My Google Maps



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

Houses of Parliament Circuit

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


360 Virtual Tour of the Houses of Parliament Circuit

Use the red route to explore this location 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.



SIGHT TOUR GUIDES


These short videos give you a quick guided tour of some of the sites on this route.


Part 1 - East Side - Parliament Square to Victoria Tower Gardens (5:30)

Part 2 - West Side - Lambeth Bridge, Albert Embankment and Westminster Bridge (5:49)


 

HISTORY OF THE AREA


This 7:28 minute video provides you with a history of the area.


This 6:38 minute history video briefly introduces how the Central London sightseeing area expanded during the Tudors (1560) and the Victorians (1860).


 

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.


Map showing where to eat, drink and be merry around the Houses of Parliament Circuit

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

 

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