London can seem such a vast city that many visitors resort to the relative security of the Underground or a tourist bus to find their way around. However, some of the main attractions of Central London can be linked together in this relatively short walk. It provides an excellent way of seeing where political power is concentrated in London.
In fact, on this walk, you'll see the symbols of democratic power (the House of Commons), religious influence (Westminster Abbey), the monarchy (Buckingham Palace), the power of the people (Trafalgar Square), and the centre of Government (Whitehall). A variation takes you along the Embankment. You can also enjoy a relaxing interlude in St James' Park and a view of the London Eye.
- I'll remember most being surrounded by all these famous sights and symbols of power
- The best bit was enabling our daughter to see the sights of London for the first time
- We managed to see squirrels, ducks and geese!
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne
|Date walked||October 2008|
|Walk type||Town and City walks|
|Difficulty||Suitable for anyone who enjoys an easy walk|
|Distance||5 km / 3 miles|
|Time taken||2 hrs|
|Map used||London tourist map|
|Getting there||Underground to Westminster|