The London Eye and South Bank Circuit (4 Km) - Self-Guided Tour
Updated: Aug 30
'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 takes 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.
LOCATION - The London Eye and Southbank Circuit
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.
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 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. It covers the 3 Photoruns shown below.
Charing Cross to the Houses of Parliament (3:25)
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
The London Eye and Southbank Circuit
Click on the map below and go on a virtual tour of the sightseeing area.
Use the black and red routes to explore these locations 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.
SIGHT TOUR GUIDES
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.
Part 1 - Westminster to the Golden Jubilee Bridge (5:46)
Part 2 - Golden Jubilee Bridge to Waterloo Bridge (5:58)
Part 3 - Waterloo Bridge to Embankment Station (5:53)
Part 4 - Embankment to Westminster Bridge (4:22)
Top of the London Eye View (1:15)
This video shows you some sights you can see at the top of the London Eye.
HISTORY OF THE AREA
A Brief History of the Area
These short videos give you an overview of the history of each area and around the riverside.
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.