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Part 6 - The Tower of London to London Bridge (4 Km) - Across London Visual Marathon

Updated: Dec 28, 2023


This 4.0 Km section of the Across London Visual Marathon takes you from the Tower of London through the centre of the City of London and then back to London Bridge Station. The route contains cityscapes, river views, skyscrapers, and famous City of London Landmarks.

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 6 starts at the Tower of London, then heads north towards Fenchurch Street and Aldgate. It then heads towards the City of London's skyscrapers, the Bank of England, Cannon Street, and the Monument before crossing over London Bridge to the Shard.

Sunrise from Grant's Quay Wharf

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 the Tower of London, the Bank of England and London Bridge will be busy, but most of the route will be slightly quieter.


LOCATION - The Tower of London to London Bridge (4 Km)

As the map shows, this is part 6 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.

The Tower of London to London Bridge (4 Km) - 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.

City of London Skyline from the top of the Monument in 2014



The Tower of London to London Bridge (4 Km)

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

The Tower of London to London Bridge (4 Km) - Map of the Photorun Route

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

Leadenhall Market - Between Leadenhall Street and Gracechurch Street



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 allows you to get directions to points on the map and shows you your location. However, its behaviour does depend on the browser and application you use. (Google Chrome seems to be the best).

The Tower of London to London Bridge (4 Km) - My Google Map with Photo Locations

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 • 10KB

View towards Tower Bridge from the Monument - Monument Street



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

360 Virtual Tour from The Tower of London to London Bridge (4 Km)

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 this photoroute. Double-click to see the image in full screen. or go to the Plotaroute link above to see them on a map.


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

7:26 mins



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