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Self-guided Walks and Rides

The Jubilee Walkway - Western Loop


There are cafés, pubs and restaurants in Leicester Square, around the Royal Festival Hall, in Isabella Street (at the back of Styles House) and in Covent Garden.

There are public toilets in Leicester Square, St James's Park, St Paul's Churchyard, Lincoln's Inn Fields and Covent Garden Piazza.

The Jubilee Walkway was originally opened as the Silver Jubilee Walkway to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession; the Queen herself opened it on 9 June 1977. On 24 October 2002, during the Queen's Golden Jubilee year, the renamed Jubilee Walkway was reopened after refurbishment.

This circular walk follows the Western Loop of the Jubilee Walkway, with deviations to visit gardens, many of which take part in Open Garden Squares Weekend. The complete walk is about 8.5 miles / 13.5KM long and should be followed in an anticlockwise direction. The Jubilee Walkway is marked by slabs set into the pavement.

The walk starts and finishes in Leicester Square; but it can also conveniently be joined at Waterloo and a number of other points.