The Queen's Walk
The Queen's Walk
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Top ways to experience The Queen's Walk and nearby attractions

The area
Neighborhood: Southbank
Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the reasons that Southbank is such a collectively cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and festive atmosphere. On top of all the fun stuff to do at Southbank is the opportunity to simply sit back and admire photo-op views of iconic landmarks like Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral, just on across the Thames.
How to get there
  • Waterloo • 5 min walk
  • Embankment • 6 min walk
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  • AlexanderD
    Jackson, New Jersey5,612 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lively and Fun
    We walked from Westminster Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge. The whole way is a vibrant, fun scene. There are street performers, street food, and much else. We even encountered a used book sale. What a cool evening stroll!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Marty Bielicki
    Stuart, Florida15,342 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Few Tips About The Queen's Walk
    Over the course of a year, there must be millions who make this trek on the Southbank of the River Thames. It has become an iconic path featuring such places as Big Ben, Parliament, The London Eye, The Tate Museum, Millennium Bridge and Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Close by is the real London Bridge, a reproduction of the Golden Hinde and Tower Bridge which leads over to the Tower of London. Except for Monday’s, the famous Borough’s Market is open daily. Take your time and enjoy the stroll that is less that 2 miles long. We have stayed several times at the Premier Inn at London County. It is a good solid budget hotel for the area. Close by is Queen’s Walk. My wife became a bit annoyed at the amount of people on the Walk. It was the beginning of July! We do recommend the Tate Museum. There are a number of unique and creative paintings to enjoy. We had a good Asian meal at Wagamama’s restaurant. Just have your waiter calm down the hot spices! If you are looking for ice cream, we recommend the “Pink Bus” for a tasty treat. There are plenty of places to choose though along the Queen’s Walk. Underneath one of the bridges is an impressive mural of the River Thames. Most people just walk by. It is well worth a photo. One of my favorite small parks in London is a short walk over a Golden Jubilee Bridge to Whitehall Gardens. It is a superb park in the middle of London along the famous River Thames. If you found this review to be “helpful” in any way, please click “Thumbs-up” to let me know.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 22, 2023
  • Chastidyi
    Seymour, Tennessee640 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun!!
    This was a great way to get to see some of the London sights without the time to individually see each of them. We had fun walking along the river at night immersed in the crowd and seeing the lights. We didn’t try any of the food, but it smelled amazing. There were some great buskers. Very enjoyable.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written March 10, 2024
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WorldwideRover007
United States2,832 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
It is a lovely walk and a great opportunity for exercise. There are some decent photo opportunities. However, it is noisy and busy and certain areas were littered and not as clean as I expected. I thought it be this majestic gorgeous place and to be honest, I was bored after twenty minutes. There is a skatepark for the teens and places to sit. Traditional street performers and street vendors selling churros. There was a small book market which is nice.
Written April 25, 2022
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA4,174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We walked along the Thames from the Tate Modern down to the bridge that crosses over to the Tate Britain museum. Just a lovely and scenic walk looking back over the river at the iconic sites of London. Plenty of cafes along the way - we were going to do the London Eye, but the lines were really long. It’s the only part of the walk we didn’t like - too commercialized.
Written June 18, 2023
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123pix
Falmouth, UK535 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Great way of seeing some of London's historical landmarks by foot. We walked from London Bridge to the Golden Jubilee Bridge, taking in many sights including a replica of the Golden Hind and Shakespeare's Globe. Nice wide pedestrian walkways with many restaurants, cafes, live music etc. Being able to join/exit along the way to tailor our required route was perfect. Highly recommend.
Written July 11, 2021
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Allen M
Branford, CT141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My wife and I had lunch in Borrough Market and then walked along the river, detouring out onto the Millennium Bridge, and then up to and over Westminster Bridge. What a delightful afternoon. It's great for people-watching as well as the views of the city. We happened to hit the Southbank Book Market which made it even more enjoyable. Once we got to Westminster, we decided to go through Green Park and past Buckingham Palace. What more could you ask for?
Written January 29, 2020
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
On the weekends, especially a sunny Sunday in late spring, it can be quite busy (and therefore annoying). During the week, though, it's more pleasant. Good people-watching, strolling, nice views of the Thames, some eateries here and there...
Written May 13, 2022
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AlexanderD
Jackson, NJ5,612 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We walked from Westminster Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge. The whole way is a vibrant, fun scene. There are street performers, street food, and much else. We even encountered a used book sale. What a cool evening stroll!
Written August 17, 2023
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Chastidyi
Seymour, TN640 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
This was a great way to get to see some of the London sights without the time to individually see each of them. We had fun walking along the river at night immersed in the crowd and seeing the lights. We didn’t try any of the food, but it smelled amazing. There were some great buskers. Very enjoyable.
Written March 10, 2024
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Highly enjoyable 2 mile walk along the south bank of the Thames providing amazing views throughout. Endless photo opportunities. Starting at Westminster Bridge, you will pass by Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral and the Millenium Bridge, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, The Shard, HMS Belfast, Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
Written February 9, 2023
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mike d
Fareham, UK845 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Joined the walk at the Globe and strolled through to Waterloo. Some very interesting sights and some careful dodging of runners, cyclists and skateboarders. Some places tighter than others but we all got through in the end. The river bank at low tide reveals a beach, old wooden boat ribs and muck.
Never short of something to catch the eye. Closer to Festival Hall there are plenty of eateries, both in and outdoors. Stretches of greenery and even some art.
Take the time to dawdle and enjoy the fresh air and quiet in this often frantic world.
Written October 29, 2021
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy7,192 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I walked between Hungerford and Westminster Bridges. Some of the views of the Thames and of Westminster opposite are awesome. The old County Hall is the most impressive building. There's also a lot of tack. Exactly what you would expect in London!
Written July 3, 2022
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