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Pool of London Walk - Self-Guided Walking Tour


The Pool of London is the stretch of the River Thames from London Bridge to just below Tower Bridge. In existence for over 1000 years with trading on this part of the river dating back to Roman times it is why London grew into one of the world’s major cities.

Starting and finishing at the Monument underground station our self-guided walk takes you across London Bridge, through ancient passage ways and paths to Tower Bridge and beyond.

Returning via the Tower of London you will walk past beautiful riverside buildings and through historic markets to top tourist attractions and museums. Many of the original wharfs still remain, converted into shops, restaurants, cafes and bars making the Pool of London an ideal place to walk, rest and relax.

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START: monument underground walk finish point Monument: Northern, Circle or District Line
FINISH: monument underground walk finish point Monument: Northern, Circle or District Line

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Leisure walker: 2 hours
Power walker: 45 minutes

London Bridge to
Clink Prison Museum
first pool attraction visit London Bridge
London Bridge start of the Pool of London walk London Bridge was opened by Queen more ..

second pool attraction visit Southwark Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral Pool of London Walk Southwark Cathedral is the oldest London more ..

third pool attraction visit Borough Market
borough market pool of london walk A market at Borough, with its strategic more ..

fourth pool attraction visit Clink Prison Museum
clink prison museum pool of walk Since 1838 Buckingham Palace has served more ..

The Golden Hinde to
H.M.S. Belfast
fifth pool attraction visit The Golden Hinde
Golden Hinde Pool of London Walk The Golden Hinde was Sir Frances Drake's more ..

sixth pool attraction visit London Bridge Attractions
bridge attractins pool of london walk Three of London's top touriest attractions more ..

seventh pool attraction visit Hays Galleria
Hay's Galleria Pool of London walk Hay's Galleria was created from one of London's more ..

third attraction visit H.M.S. Belfast
h.m.s. belfast pool of london walk H.M.S. Belfast, designed for the protection more ..

City Hall to
Tower Bridge
ninth pool attraction visit City Hall
city hall pool of london walk City Hall is the main offices for London's more ..

tenth pool attraction visit Shad Thames, Butler's Wharf
shad thames butlers wharf pool of London walk Butler's Wharf was the largest warehouse complex more ..

eleventh pool attraction visit Tower Bridge
tower bridge pool of London Walk Tower Bridge is one of London's leading landmarks more ..

St Katharine Docks to
The Monument
twelth pool attraction visit St Katharine Docks
st katharine docks pool of London walk St Katharine Docks were built in 1828 on the more ..

thirteenth pool attraction visit Tower of London
tower of london pool of london walk The Tower of London was built by William the more ..

fourteenth pool attraction visit The Monument
the monument pool of London walk Designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1671 the more ..

Pool of London Walk
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Street Directions
START: monument underground walk finish point Monument: Northern, Circle or District Line.

Our Pool of London Walk starts at Monument Underground Station. Come out of the station at the Cannon Street EXIT and turn sharp left. Walk down the west (right hand) side of KING WILLIAM STREET EC4 onto LONDON BRIDGE.

The Monument to
The Golden Hinde
Continue over the right-hand side of LONDON BRIDGE to Glaziers Hall. Take the narrow flight of steps behind Glaziers Hall down onto MONTAGUE CLOSE SE1 (Thames Path) and turn right at the bottom. Follow Montague Close around to the left, walking behind Southwark Cathedral.

Turn right onto WINCHESTER WALK SE1 then left through Jubilee Market into Borough Market. After walking around the markets exit left back onto Winchester Walk. At the end turn right into STONEY STREET SE1 then left into CLINK STREET SE1 for the Clink Prison Museum.

Re-trace your steps back along Clink Street into PICKFORD'S WHARF SE1. Passing the 12th century ruins of Winchester Palace walk up to the Golden Hinde. Walk around the front of the Golden Hinde onto CATHEDRAL STREET SE1, and then turning sharp left back into MONTAGUE CLOSE SE1.

The Golden Hinde to
Shad Thames
From MONTAGUE CLOSE follow the road under LONDON BRIDGE to the London Bridge Experience.

From the London Bridge Experience continue under LONDON BRIDGE into TOOLEY STREET SE1. Turn left down the narrow passage way just before Saint Clave House, turning right at the end onto the Thames Path (The Queen’s Walk). Walk along the riverside path to Hay’s Galleria.

For the Britain at War and London Dungeon attractions walk through Hay's Galleria back onto Tooley Street, turn right and cross the road. Walk back through Hay's Galleria to re-join the walk.

Continue along the riverside path passing Hay’s Galleria to H.M.S. Belfast. Keeping to the riverside path walk to City Hall then onto Tower Bridge.

Shad Thames to
St Katharine Docks
Walk under Tower Bridge and along the narrow SHAD THAMES SE1 road to the St Saviours Dock.

From the St Saviours Dock walk back to Tower Bridge along the riverside path, in front of Butler's Wharf restaurants and shops, to the passage way at the end that leads back through to SHAD THAMES SE1. Turn right and continue back to TOWER BRIDGE.

Walk up the west (left hand) flight of steps onto TOWER BRIDGE and walk across to the first flight of steps on the other side. Walk down the steps on to ST KATHERINE'S WAY E1. St Katharine's Way.

After walking round St Katherine's dock take the footpath leading to the front of The Tower Hotel and continue back to TOWER BRIDGE.
St Katharine Docks to
The Monument
Continue on the footpath and walk under Tower Bridge along the cobbled road to the Tower of London and Traitors Gate. Continue along the river front path past, Three Quays, Sugar Quays, Customs House and Old Billingsgate Market to LONDON BRIDGE.

Walk under the first part of LONDON BRIDGE, turn right and take the steps up onto LONDON BRIDGE. Turn right at the top of the steps on to KING WILLIAM STREET EC4.

Continue a short distance and turn right into MONUMENT STREET EC4 for the Monument column.

FINISH: monument underground walk finish point Monument: Northern, Circle or District Line

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