Historic Walking Areas in London

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Historic Walking Areas in London

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  • Madan Gopal M
    Bengaluru, India7,669 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is one of the major streets in the City of Westminster in the West End London, the busiest shopping area with hundreds of retail shops, branded and quality products. As we went during peak Christmas season, the area was bursting with crowds and dazzling decorations all around.
    Written January 13, 2024
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  • Bon viveur
    London, UK2,303 contributions
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    We enjoy strolling through China Town when in the Soho vicinity. It’s busy and noisy and vibrant, full of unusual sights and smells. We were pleased to see that the refuse/ street hygiene was much better than on our last visit.
    Written May 4, 2024
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  • sheilamk87
    Bristol, RI122 contributions
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    This was such a cool experience! You need to have a photo plan though because it is hard to get a great shot as it is a busy road. I would go back and take the walk again for a better photo. If you are a Beatles fan, it is a must if you are in London! Abbey Road studios is cool to see too, if only from the outside. Surreal!
    Written May 19, 2024
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  • gfsc5
    Perth, Australia1,786 contributions
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    This very wide boulevard takes you down to Buckingham Palace. It's a pleasant stroll but it's probably better to stroll down that way via one of the lovely green parks just adjacent.

    It's a great vantage point during coronations and other such processions.
    Written May 26, 2024
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  • HINA W
    Islamabad, Pakistan7,351 contributions
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    Strand is a thoroughfare in the City of Westminster. On our last trip to London we decided to cover all the sites of the Monopoly game. Strand was one such a place. It connects the Temple Bar with the Trafalgar Square. The name of this street comes from 'strond' which is the Old English word meaning the edge of the river. There are some renowned buildings here like the Royal Courts of Justice, the Savoy, the Somerset House, RAF Church and the Australia House. Historically, this was the first street in London to get buildings numbered during the reign of Charles II. The 17th century elite started shifting to the West End of London, so many shops, pubs and restaurants mushroomed. Then during 19th century it became the theatres and opera halls hub. Aldwych, Drury Lane, Lyceum, Gaiety and Duchess theatres are a few such establishments. I really liked the character of this street and the roundabout connected to it. Do try to pay a visit here as you can see some lovely buildings.
    Written July 12, 2023
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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    PROS
    * Interesting walk with active "vibe"
    * Pass "famous" entertainment attractions adjacent to Westminster Bridge
    * View famous stuff on the other side of the river
    * Enjoy the numerous bridges, especially Millenial

    CONS
    It can be crowded and noisy with gaudy entertainment attractions such as London Eye, Dungeon and Sea World

    "I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
    ... when I descended under Westminster Bridge and walked to the Tate Modern and Glove Theatre.

    WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
    It was free

    WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
    Yes

    ADVICE
    For sure do it and be prepared for many people and loud and gaudy stuff near Westminster Bridge
    Written January 23, 2024
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,954 contributions
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    The Capital Ring is a cycleway/path that circles the city of London. In theory you can walk round the whole of London exploring.

    The paths are in pretty good condition and you get to see a wide variety of scenery as you go along.

    Great way to improve your mental health!
    Written June 7, 2023
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  • Chris B
    106 contributions
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    Brought here on a walking tour and it was amazing. Plenty of historic buildings with some wonderful gardens; an oasis just seconds from the hubbub of Fleet Street. The Church of Middle Temple is somewhere you can't miss.
    Written March 17, 2023
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,954 contributions
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    Threadneedle Street is one of the many roads in the City of London famous for being a place where trading was done.

    There is some good architecture to be admired in the area but I would not say it is a "must see" attraction. Worth checking out if you are in the area.
    Written March 11, 2023
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  • Chef Dr Izzat Husain
    Lucknow, India74 contributions
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    The area contains one of the busiest transport interchanges in London and the United Kingdom, including the listed railway station and the underground station, as well as Terminus Place, which is a major hub for bus and taxi services. Victoria Coach Station, 900 yards (800 metres) southwest of the railway station, provides road-coach services to long-distance UK and continental destinations.

    Victoria Street runs on an east–west axis from Victoria station to Broad Sanctuary at Westminster Abbey. Cardinal Place, across the street from Westminster Cathedral, opened in 2006 and contains a selection of restaurants, banks and shops, including a Marks and Spencer store. Further along the street, there is a large House of Fraser department store

    Written November 23, 2023
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  • Francesca H
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We saw online that this street resembles Harry Potters Knockturn alley, (as well as the street dating back to the 16 hundreds) as we were staying near by we thought we’d pay it a visit. I’d recommend visiting the street when it’s dark, to get the really Knockturn alley affect ✨✨✨💀💀💀💀
    Written November 19, 2023
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,954 contributions
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    The Barbican Centre is located in the city of London and is really close to Barbican Tube Station which is on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City Lines. It is also a short walk from Farringdon station which has connections to Thameslink and the Elizabeth Line.

    Surrounding the venue there is alot of housing and also some walkways to get to these. They are above the traffic which is a really good way of separating the pedestrians from the vehicles and preventing accidents.

    The Highwalks criss cross allowing you to get to different destinations safely and there is an open feeling and it is not claustrophobic to use them. I only found one ramp along with some lifts for those who struggle with stairs.

    Good planning architects!
    Written September 9, 2023
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  • Daniel C
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My youth was like a chapter out of an Enid Blyton book. Long trips to Dartmoor and walking, horse riding on the moors. Gazing at the stars at night such golden memories had I only know this place exists. If only they had cream teas here in the cafe and a local horse riding stable I could relive my youth here locally and not have to travel for four hours instead.

    My Jack Russell loves this national park but it is not so much fun when he proudly comes back to me to show of the scent of his favorite cologne “cow pooh” but for some reason he loves it
    Written August 7, 2019
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  • Jeremy C
    71 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very interesting walk along this street viewing millionaires ( past and present) homes. We did this self-guided using the Secret London guide to Cheyne walk which has all the info on who lives/lived where in number order so you can just walk from one end to the other. It's funny to think that 3 of the Rolling Stones lived on the same street!
    The road routing is i strange so you need to persevere using the guide and Google Maps. The guide just comes up when you Google Cheyne Walk.
    Written June 26, 2022
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  • Vanessa P
    Calgary, Canada1,452 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is really a passage. It is filled with old stores that now hots restaurants of all sorts. At night it is super busy. This is a very historical area in Old London. It is a must to see and Free to go. You can only imagine what it was back in the day.

    As a preparation of visiting London for the second time, we looked into 'London Touristic guides' this kind of book has suggestions of walk tours that you can do it on your own. So we made copies of the maps only and we were surprised to find that all the walking tours led us to nom touristic areas, but very interesting to see and to know.
    Written May 3, 2022
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