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Part 7 - London Bridge to St Paul's Cathedral (2 Km) - Across London Visual Marathon

Updated: Dec 28, 2023


INTRODUCTION

This 2 Km section of the Across London Visual Marathon takes you from London Bridge Station to St Paul's Cathedral. The route contains cityscapes, river views, markets and some of London's most famous 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 7 starts at the London Bridge Station by the Shard and then heads through Borough Market to the Golden Hind before heading off to Southwark Bridge, the Globe Theatre, Tate Modern, and the Millennium Bridge before finishing outside St Paul's Cathedral.

St Paul's Cathedral from the Millennium Bridge

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 London Bridge, Borough Market, the Millennium Bridge and St Paul's Cathedral can be busy, but most of the areas will be quieter.

 

LOCATION - London Bridge to St Paul's Cathedral


As the map shows, this is part 7 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.


London Bridge to St Paul's Cathedral - 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.


Dawn View from Millennium Bridge looking towards Tower Bridge

 

ROUTE

London Bridge to St Paul's Cathedral

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

London Bridge to St Paul's Cathedral. - Map of the Photorun route

Start at London Bridge Station and finish at St Paul's Station.


Tate Modern and the Globe from Bankside

 

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).


London Bridge to St Paul's Cathedral - My Google Maps - Photo sights

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 • 8KB

 

VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE AREA


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


360 Virtual Tour from London Bridge to St Paul's Cathedral

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 gallery provides a descriptive and visual reference to many 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.


HISTORY OF THE AREA


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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