The walk in
2017 will start at the Millennium Bridge. Meet at 10.00 am for
a 10.10 start by the north (St. Pauls) end of the bridge.
Please send an
if you would like to be kept informed of the arrangements. The
walk goes along the South Bank all the way to Lambeth Bridge,
crosses the river, and continues through St. James Park to Trafalgar
Square.The total distance is 3.1 miles. We should finish around
12.20 and there are plenty of local places for refreshment for
those who can stay a little longer
There is a very detailed description of the route here
There is a useful Map showing the actual route on Google
maps - this can be expanded to show all the street names.
Follow these links
for pictures of the walk in previous years:
Euston - City Hall
City Hall - Barbican -
Tate Modern 2016
Tate Modern - Lambeth Bridge
- Trafalgar Square 2013
Trafalgar Square - British
Museum - Euston 2014
The Silver Jubilee Walkway,
as it was known then, was originally laid down in 1977 as the main
feature of the work of the Environmental Committee, set up by the
London Celebrations for The Queen's Silver Jubilee, under the Chairmanship
of Max Nicholson. Her Majesty The Queen opened it by unveiling a plaque
on the South Bank Lion, on the night of the Thames fireworks celebrations
on 9 June 1977.
On 12 July 2006, a number of people who knew Max commemorated his
involvement with the Jubilee Walkway by walking the Northern Loop
of the walkway on what would have been his 102nd birthday. On 12 July
2007 a slightly larger number of people walked a further section between
Russell Square and Tate Modern. On 12 July 2008, we walked from St
Pauls, along the South Bank past City Hall, across Tower Bridge, and
through the Barbican to return to St. Pauls. In 2009, we walked the
last section from St Pauls, along the South Bank to Lambeth Bridge,
and then back to Leicester Square.
Since then, we have followed the same pattern: in 2010 we walked from
Trafalgar Square to the Euston Road, in 2011 from the Euston Road
to City Hall near Tower Bridge, and in 2012 from City Hall to St.
Pauls, by way of Bank and the Barbican. The walk in 2013 started at
City Hall, go along the South Bank to Lambeth Bridge, and then through
Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square. And we have followed the same
pattern in scudding years.