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Part 13 - Baker Street to Marble Arch - (3 km) - Across London Visual Marathon

Updated: Dec 28, 2023


INTRODUCTION

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.



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 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.

Across London Visual Marathon - Oxford Street by John Lewis

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, 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.

Baker Street to Marble Arch - Location Map

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.


Marble Arch by Park Lane

 

ROUTE

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


Baker Street to Marble Arch  Photorun route

Start at Baker Street Station and finish at Marble Arch


Wallace Collection - Manchester Square London

 

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).


Baker Street to Marble Arch  - 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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Download GPX • 5KB

 

VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE AREA


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


360 Virtual tour of the Baker Street to Marble Arch Photorun

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


 

HISTORY OF THE SHOPPING DISTRICTS


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


7:26 mins


 

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