This walk covers the great palaces of the monarchs and the Archbishop of Canterbury. We walk from the Golden Jubilee Bridge through Whitehall Gardens to the Banqueting House in Whitehall, the last remaining building from the ancient Palace of Whitehall. From there we walk along the Thames with views of the London Eye and Westminster Bridge, before seeing Parliament Square, the Houses of Parliament and Westrminster Abbey. The walk ends passing the famous Burghers of Calais sculpture by Rodin on to Lambeth Bridge and Lambeth Palace, the London home of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
London Eye, Banqueting House, Westminster Bridge, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, St Margarets Church, Jewel Tower, Burghers of Calais sculpture, Lambeth Palace.
The walk starts at the Embankment Underground Station on the Circle and District Line as you exit the ticket barrier.
Places to stop along the way:
Banqueting House, view from Westminster Bridge, St Margaret's Church, Jewel House, St John Smith Square, view from Lambeth Bridge, Museum of Garden History.
Best time of day:
The walk is best done in daylight. However even in the dark the views are great as major buildings such as Big Ben are well lit.
The traffic in London is dense. If you can find pedestrian crossings, I suggest you use them even if it means walking a bit further. Guidance is given where possible.
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