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The London Eye and Southbank Circuit (4 Km) - Self Guided Tour

Updated: Mar 8


'Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. This visual - Self Guided Tour of the London Eye and South Riverside Sightseeing Route take you along a section of London’s famous River Thames on both the north and the south bank between the Golden Jubilee Bridge and Westminster Bridge.

The London Eye and County Hall from Victoria Embankment

This 4 Km route starts and ends at Westminster Station and takes you along the garden route of Victoria Embankment and the London Eye before finishing up at Westminster Station.

The London eye and the Golden Jubilee bridge


Location of the Photorun

Start and End

Start at Charing Cross Station and finish at Westminster Station on Parliament Street.

The best time to do this photorun is at the weekends in the early morning when it is quiet and free from crowds and heavy traffic.

The Houses of Parliament from the London Eye



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.

Route at a Glance Video.

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 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.

Sights Tour Guide

This short video gives you a quick guided tour of some of the sites on this route north and south of the Golden Jubilee Bridge.


A Brief History of the Area

These short videos give you an overview of the history of each area and around the riverside.


Gallery of Sights

This will gallery provides a descriptive and visual reference to many sights you will see along this photoroute. Double-click to see its full size


Top of the London Eye View

This video shows you some sights you can see at the top of the London Eye.

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Map and Virtual Tour - Sightseeing route

This map shows some of the sightseeing Photorun routes in the area. You can use the Plotaroute links whilst doing the photoruns.

There is also a link to an interactive 360 map that you can use to explore several locations in the broader area with 360 views so you can look around (with sound) and have a virtual tour to get familiar with the area before you visit it.


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