6.6 Km Central London Sightseeing Riverside Photoruns - Self-Guided Tours
Updated: Aug 19
This combines two riverside photoruns that will take you to Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the South Bank, Whitehall, Westminster Abbey, Victoria and Albert Embankment, Horseguards Parade, and St James Park.
LOCATION - Central London Sightseeing Riverside Photoruns
Start at Westminster Station - Riverside - End at Westminster Station - Parliament Square
The best time to do this photorun is on weekends in the early morning when it is quiet and free from crowds and heavy traffic.
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 (2:34 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).
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.
VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE AREA
Central London Sightseeing Riverside Photoruns
Click on the maps below and go on a virtual tour of the riverside sightseeing area.
Use the riverside routes to explore this location by looking around in 360, taking in the sights and sounds, listening to an audio recording about the location and going on a virtual tour.
PHOTO GALLERY OF THE AREA
This will gallery provides a descriptive and visual reference to many sights along this photoroute. Double-click to see its full size.
DETAILED GUIDES FOR EACH ENTERTAINMENT PHOTORUNS
This section guides you to the detailed blog on each of the central London entertainment Photoruns.
Click on the picture to see all the information in one place so that you can explore at your own pace.
The Visual Self-guided Tour Blogs show you the route at a glance, the sights you can see, a 360 virtual experience at key locations, a history of the area and ideas of where to eat, drink and be merry! Just double-click on the ones that you want to explore!
HISTORY OF THE AREA
This video gives you a short introduction to how the Central London Sightseeing area grew during the Tudors (1560) and the Victorians (1860)
WHERE TO EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY
This map shows you the Eat Drink and be Merry locations in the Central London sightseeing area and how they link to the other sightseeing photoruns.
Click on the map to find out more about all these areas.