Part 6 - The Tower of London to London Bridge (4 Km) - Across London Visual Marathon
Updated: Mar 8
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.
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.
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.
The Location of Part 6
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.
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.
The Route for Part 6
This is a more detailed map and summary of what you can see along the way.
Start at Limehouse DLR Station and finish at Tower Hill Station.
USEFUL RESOURCES WHEN DOING THE PHOTORUN
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 6 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.
SUPPORTING PHOTORUN INFORMATION
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 6
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.