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Part 12 - Oxford Circus to Baker Street via Regent's Park - (3.1 Km) - Across London Visual Marathon

Updated: Dec 28, 2023


INTRODUCTION

This 3.1 Km section of the Across London Visual Marathon takes you from Oxford Circus to Baker Street through Regent's Park.



Use this video to get an overview of the route and the information you need to get the most out of this Photorun without getting lost.


Part 12 starts at Oxford Circus Station and heads north up Regents Street past the BBC and The Langham Hotel at Portland Place before entering the southeast entrance into Regent's Park. The route takes you on tour around the Avenue Gardens and the Queen Mary Gardens before exiting on the western side by Baker Street Station.

Regent's Park Boating Lake

Best Time

The best time to do this run is first thing in the morning - and at the weekend when it is quieter. At other times, the areas around Oxford Circus and Baker Street can be crowded.

 

LOCATION - Oxford Circus to Baker Street via Regent's Park


As the map shows, this is part 12 of the 14 parts of the Across London Visual Marathon, which starts at the Thames Barrier (part 1) and ends at Hyde Park Corner in the West End of London in part 14. This shows the last nine parts in three sections, starting at the Tower of London.


Location Map  -  Oxford Circus to Baker Street via Regent's Park

This is a flexible marathon designed to let you choose which parts you want to do and when so you can do as little or as much as you want at any one time. These photorun blogs are more about the place than the pace, where creative fun is more important than a fast run.


View towards the London Business school Regent's Park

 

ROUTE

This is a more detailed map and summary of the route.


Oxford Circus to Baker Street via Regent's Park -  Map of the Photorun route

Start at Oxford Circus and finish at Baker Street Station.


View of Oxford Circus

 

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 (2:31 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 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).


Oxford Circus to Baker Street via Regent's Park - Venue 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.



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VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE AREA


Oxford Circus to Baker Street via Regent's Park

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


360 Virtual tour - from Oxford Circus to Baker Street via Regent's Park

Take a virtual tour of the area and see it virtually in 360. Just click on the location icons on the map, and you will be transported to the location. You can then look around and get a sense of space and place before you experience it first-hand.

 

PHOTO GALLERY OF THE AREA


This gallery provides a descriptive and visual reference to many of the sights you will see along this photoroute. Double-click to see the image in full screen. or go to the Plotaroute link above to see them on a map.


History Coming soon

 

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