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

Updated: Dec 27, 2023


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.

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 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.

Tower Bridge from the River Thames

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.


LOCATION - Limehouse Basin Marina to the Tower of London

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.

Limehouse Basin Marina to the Tower of London - Location Map

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 Tower of London from City Hall



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

Limehouse Basin Marina to the Tower of London - Map of the Photorun's route

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

Limehouse Basin Docks



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.



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).

Limehouse Basin Marina to the Tower of London - Photo 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.

Download GPX • 15KB


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

360 Virtual tour from Limehouse Basin Marina to the Tower of London

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.



This gallery provides a descriptive and visual reference to many of the sights you will see along thisPhotorun route. 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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