Jubilee Walkway, history and visitor information

Visit the Jubilee Walkway

Welcome to the unofficial Jubilee Walkway web site - dedicated to helping visitors plan their visit to
London and experience the best the London has to offer on foot.

The Jubilee Walkway is London's most popular walking trail and is one of London's seven top walking routes designated as the Strategic Walks Network. The Jubilee Walkway - view 14 miles of London's most iconic landmarks in a relaxed and safe pedestrian walkway through the heart of this magnificent city.

Jubilee Walkway, history and visitor information

The Jubilee Walkway is the London's premier walking trail and one of London's six designated Strategic Routes. Designed to connect the majority of London's key attractions, it is well managed, easy to follow and provides an ideal way of getting to know London.

The Walkway was designed so that anyone walking it would have "travelled through areas of London noted for entertainment, assembly, ceremonial, and open-air activity, passing many historic sites" (Max Nicholson 1977).

The Walkway was first developed for The Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977 and The Jubilee Walkway Trust was then set up in 1978 as a charity to look after its interest in partnership with strategic and local authorities.

From Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London, the Jubilee Walkway has circular silver plaques set in the pavement, which guide you in the right direction. Along the route there are information panels describing the surrounding buildings.

It is used by well over a million people each year, connecting more than 50 of the London’s top attractions. It was originally created to celebrate The Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977 and is now well maintained by The Mayor and surrounding authorities.

The Jubilee Walkway is the London's most popular walking route and it takes a long day to walk the whole of it. The route may be walked at night and there are countless public transport links.

London is perhaps the most beautiful city in the world, and this is an excellent way of experiencing the flavour and panache of the London. The wealth of London's architecture, both modern and historical, are at you beck and call, and the information panels give you a great insight into the machinations of this cities life.

From here you will feel the hum of the metropolis without being in the middle of it, taste its history and splendour, and be excited by its modern innovations and fashions.

St Paul's Cathedral

What you can see along the way:

City Hall
Houses of Parliament
St. James's Park
British Museum
St Paul's Cathedral
Tower of London
Tower Bridge
The Millennium Bridge
Trafalgar Square
National Gallery
Admiralty Arch
St. James's Park
Parliament Square
Westminster Abbey
Lambeth Palace
London Eye
Tate Modern
St Paul's Cathedral
Lincoln's Inn Fields
Royal Opera House
Covent Garden
London Transport Museum
National Portrait Gallery
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Other Places to Explore in the UK

While London is a fantastic place to visit while on vacation in the United Kingdom, there are loads of other fantastic places to explore in the UK. People visiting the UK should try to travel out of the capital to see other areasa such as Cornwall, Devon, the Lake District and Suffolk.

There are some amazing tourism opportunities in these locations. Here there is fantastic scenery, secluded beaches and historic attractions to extend your knowledge of Great Britain. For those on an extended visit, a trip to Scotland or Wales is a must to fully inderstand the make-up and caharcter of the British Isles.