Part 13 - Baker Street to Marble Arch - (3 km) - Across London Visual Marathon
Updated: Aug 16
This 3 Km section of the Across London Visual Marathon takes you from Baker Street to Marble Arch via Marylebone High Street and Oxford Street.
Part 13 starts at Baker Street Station and heads east along Marylebone Road past Madame Tussauds before turning down Marylebone High Street with its many shops and cafes. The route detours into Manchester Square, past the Wallace Collection and then travels east along Wigmore Street and Cavendish Square before emerging onto Oxford Street and heading west towards Marble Arch.
The best time to do this run is first thing in the morning - and at the weekend when it is quieter. At other times, most of the route will be crowded with people, especially along Oxford Street.
LOCATION - Baker Street to Marble Arch
As the map shows, this is part 13 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.
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.
This is a more detailed map and summary of the route.
Start at Baker Street Station and finish at Marble Arch
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).
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
Click on the maps below and go on a virtual tour of the shopping area.
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 Baker Street to Marble Arch gallery provides a descriptive and visual reference to many of the sights you will see along this Photorun. Double-click to see the image in full screen. or go to the Plotaroute link above to see them on a map