The Queen’s Walk takes you over Westminster Bridge, along the south bank of the River Thames towards Tate Modern then back over the river on the Millennium footbridge to St Paul’s Cathedral. This pedestrian walkway is several miles long and passes some of London’s most popular tourist and visitor attractions all of which can be visited throughout the year.
So, if you are looking for the best places to take perfect pictures of London, you’ll be delighted with every step you take along the Queen’s Walk. There are brilliant photos waiting to be taken and you’ll be pleased with your results.
START: Westminster Underground: District and Circle or Jubilee Line
Westminster Bridge → South Bank Lion → County Hall (London Sea Life Aquarium) → London Eye → South Bank Centre (Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Rooms, Poetry Library) → National Theatre → National Film Institute → Tate Modern → Gabriel’s Wharf → OXO Tower and Centre → Shakespeare’s Globe → Millennium Bridge → St Paul’s Cathedral
FINISH: St Paul’s Underground: Central Line
START at Westminster Underground Station. Come out of the station at EXIT 4. You will be opposite the Palace of Westminster looking at the largest four-faced clock tower in the world. Big Ben, is not the Clock Tower but is the largest bell inside the tower that strikes the hour.
Turn left out of the station on to BRIDGE STREET SW1 and walk up to VICTORIA EMBANKMENT SW1. Cross straight over the road and walk on the left-hand side of Westminster Bridge to the South Bank Lion.
Walk DOWN the steps from Westminster Bridge onto The Queen’s Walk (Thames Path, South Bank). Walk straight ahead past the Old County Hall (London Aquarium and National File Museum) and the London Eye wheel. Continue along the path, under the bridges (Hungerford Millennium foot and railway bridges) to the Royal Festival Hall.
Continue on the path past the Royal Festival, Queen Elizabeth Halls and Purcell Rooms. Walk under Waterloo Bridge to the Royal National Theatre. Continue on the path past the business offices to Gabriel’s Wharf and the OXO Tower.
Continue on the path past Tate Modern, the Millennium Footbridge (does not wobble now) and Shakespeare’s Globe, go under Southwark Bridge. Walk across the Millennium footbridge to St Paul’s Cathedral.