River Thames Sightseeing Tour
This run along the Thames takes in some of the most popular sights London has to offer, including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. It is completely flat and mainly along the waterfront thus avoiding some street traffic. This route is best run early in the morning or in the winter to avoid heavy tourist traffic. You’ll want to plan an easy run so you can take your time to enjoy the historic landmarks and stop for pictures. The distance can be varied by selecting a different bridge to cross the river, try the Millennium Bridge for a shorter loop or the Battersea for a longer run.
Strava Curated Route
- Distance5.9 mi
- Elevation533 ft
- Run TypeRoad
What Others Are Saying
It is a busy route for both people and vehicles. However, the sights are worth the busyness and it's a route to take the camera or phone along on. Sights along the route include: River Thames, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, South Bank, Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern, The Shard, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Embankment and Gardens. The route can be modified accordingly, either made shorter or longer by coming across one of the various bridges along the route.
Run along the Thames from Tower Bridge to the Houses of Parliament. This route takes you past a number of landmarks and follows the Thames River. It can be very busy with tourists during the summer however.
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