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Part 10 - Piccadilly Circus to Green Park - (2.1 Km) Across London Visual Marathon

Updated: 4 days ago


INTRODUCTION

Start at Piccadilly Circus Station

Finish at Green Park Station



THE EXPERIENCE

Sauntering around Royal Courts, Parks, Clubs and Royal Palaces

This route takes you from Piccadilly Circus to Green Park, past two royal palaces, two royal parks, and famous London landmarks. This area was once known as the Court of St James and served the royal St James’s Palace at the end of Pall Mall and later Buckingham Palace. The route is lined with fine examples of English architecture, wide streets and grand buildings leading to the royal palaces and their adjoining gardens – St James’s Park and Green Park.  


This route is great for history, iconic sights, hotels, , parks and gardens, Changing of the Guards, Royal Palaces, private clubs, historic monuments and a few places to eat, drink and be merry.
The Mall - Four London Ambulance Bikes

 

MUST SEE PLACES



What to See List

Areas to Eat, Drink and Be Merry



BEST TIME

Morning—This route is usually quite apart from the beginning and the end. The best time to do this route is on weekends in the early morning when the lighting is at its best and few people are around.

Day - This route can be crowded at the start and end.

Evenings - Quieter in most places, except for Piccadilly Circus and around Green Park Station.


ROUTE OVERVIEW

This 2.1 Km route begins at Piccadilly Circus and heads down Lower Regent Street to Waterloo Places before turning west along Pall Mall past the imposing private member's clubs and the palatial St James’s Palace. The route turns down into the Mall before making its way to Buckingham Palace, the King's royal residence, before heading across Green Park to Green Park Station on Piccadilly.



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DESCRIPTIVE PHOTO GALLERY


This gallery provides a descriptive and visual reference to many sights along this route. Use the Google Map above to find their location. Double-click to see the image in full size.



 

VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE AREA


Click on the picture below to go on a 360 virtual tour of the shopping areas and have a look around.



Use the route to explore this location by looking around in 360, taking in the sights and sounds, listening to an audio recording about the area and going on a virtual tour.

 

HISTORY & INTERESTING FACTS


Piccadilly Circus and Waterloo Place

 Around Pall Mall

Buckingham Palace and Green Park

 

This is a brief overview of the history of the West End of London entertainment district.

This video gives you a short introduction to how the West End Shopping area grew during the Tudors (1560) and the Victorians (1860)




 

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