London Bridge to the Tower of London (2.4 Km)
Updated: Aug 30
This is a short Photorun from London Bridge Station to Tower Hill, along the south side of the River Thames, passing HMS Belfast, City Hall, Tower Bridge, St Katharine Docks and the Tower of London. It has some of the best views of the City of London's skyline and is steeped in history.
LOCATION - London Bridge to the Tower of London
Start at London Bridge Station and finish at Tower Hill Station.
The best time to do this photorun is at the 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 the route and prevent you from getting lost.
Route at a Glance Video.
This short video (3:28 minutes) 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.
GETTING TO KNOW THE AREA - GOOGLE MAP
This is a 'My Google Maps' depiction of the blue 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).
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
London Bridge to the Tower of London
Click on the maps below and go on a virtual tour of the City of London.
Use the blue 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.
SIGHTS TOUR GUIDE
These short videos give you a quick guided tour of some sights on this route.
HISTORY OF THE AREA
This 4:28-minute video gives you an overview of the area's history.
This video gives you a short introduction to how the City of London grew during the Tudors (1560) and the Victorians (1860)