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Part 5 - Limehouse Basin Marina to the Tower of London (4.8 Km) - Across London Visual Marathon

Updated: Mar 8


This 4.8 Km section of the Across London Visual Marathon takes you along the Thames Path that links London Dockland to the ancient sites of the City of London. The route contains cityscapes, river views, parks and a marina, mainly off-road.

Part 5 starts at the Limehouse Basin Marina and then hugs the rivers through Wapping and St Katherine Docks before finishing up at the Tower of London on the eastern edge of the City of London.

Best Time

The best time to do this run is first thing in the morning - and at the weekend when it is quieter. The area around Tower Bridge and the Tower of London can be busy, but most of the route will be quiet by the river.


The Location of Part 5

As the map shows, this is part 5 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 first five parts, which start at the Thames Barrier and end at the Tower of London.

It's 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.


The Route for Part 5

This is a more detailed map and summary of the route

Start at Limehouse DLR Station and finish at Tower Hill Station.



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.

The Plotaroute map is an alternative guide where you can download the route to a device.

Experience part 5 of the route at high speed.

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.

This is a very short animated view of the route. Click the link below when you are there to position yourself on the map, view the photos in the gallery or download the route to a device.



This section provides you with a virtual tour, a guide to the sights you can see, a brief history of the area and a gallery of some of the sights with a brief description of each.

Map and Virtual Tour - Part 5

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.


Gallery of Sights

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.


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