Jubilee Walkway

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Jubilee Walkway
Big Ben with Silver Jubilee Walkway marker - geograph.org.uk - 617848.jpg
A walkway marker at Parliament Square
Length 15 mi
Location London, United Kingdom
Hiking details
Season All year

The Jubilee Walkway is an official walking route in London. It was originally opened as the Silver Jubilee Walkway to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's accession; the Queen herself opened it on 9 June 1977 during her silver jubilee celebrations. The intention was to connect many of London's major tourist attractions and it is now one of seven such walks within the Mayor of London's strategic walking routes. Its length is 15 miles.

The Jubilee Walkway Trust was set up in 1978 to look after the trail, in collaboration with local authorities.

On 24 October 2002, during the Queen's golden jubilee, the renamed Jubilee Walkway (the word Silver was dropped as appropriate) reopened after refurbishment and a new spur walk was opened in 2003, called the Camden loop, which took walkers into north-west London.

The Jubilee Walkway can be divided into five smaller loop walks: the Western loop, Eastern loop, City loop, Camden loop and Jubilee loop.[1]

Major sites[edit]

Western loop

The longest loop within the Jubilee Walkway, the Western loop is six miles in length and originates at Leicester Square in the West End of London. Walking in an anti-clockwise direction, some of the major sites taken in on the loop include:

Eastern loop

Five miles in length, the Eastern loop originates at the Tate Modern. Walking in an anti-clockwise direction, some of the main attractions on the Eastern loop include:

City loop

The City loop is the shortest of the five on the Jubilee Walkway and originates at Bank junction in the heart of the City of London. Walking anti-clockwise, the major sites on the City loop include:

Camden loop

The three-mile Camden loop originates on Chancery Lane. Walking in an anti-clockwise direction, the major points of interest on the Camden loop include:

Jubilee loop

The fifth and final sub-loop on the walkway is the 1.7-mile Jubilee loop, originating at Trafalgar Square and focusing on the British monarchy. Walking in an anti-clockwise direction, the main attractions on the Jubilee loop include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jubilee Walkway Itineraries". jubileewalkway.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2008-06-29. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°30′30″N 0°06′45″W / 51.5082°N 0.1126°W / 51.5082; -0.1126