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Earlsfield / London Thames

[ Cycle routes The Avenue Verte London <> Paris ] [ Greater London ]
  • 11.1 km
  • intermediaire Level Intermediate

You start out in the heart of London, by the mighty Thames meandering through it. You can appreciate the great riches of England's capital by boat, but also by bike of course! While London is so well known for its incredibly diverse historic sights, it's also an amazingly bold, ever-changing contemporary city to explore. Once you've had your fill of London, there's a variety of options for cyclists heading south out of the capital for the Channel.

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Itinerary

Cycling in London is relatively easy nowadays what with the new networks of greenways and bicycle superhighways, but always take great care travelling around the city by bike.

Transport for London produces free maps of the major cycle routes through town.                                                                              The Avenue Verte begins in the heart of London, at Westminster Bridge. It starts by following the National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 4 westwards. This leads you to Chelsea Bridge and from there down through Wandsworth.                                                           

 

Alternative Routes

Alternatively, you can follow the NCN 4 east out of central London to Greenwich. From there, join the NCN 21, signposted down to Eastbourne on the coast.                                                                                      

website for Transport for London - www.tfl.gov.uk                                          

website for the National Cycle Network - www.sustrans.org.uk}

TIC

Visit London : 08701 566 366

 

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Not to be missed

  • Westminster
  • Big Ben and th South Bank abbey
  • London Eye,
  • St-Paul cathedral,
  • City
  • Millenium Bridge
  • Tate Modern
  • Tower Bridge
  • The Tower
  • British Museum
  • National History Museum
  • Tate Britain
  • Greenwich Royal Observatory,
  • Cutty Sark and the Old Royal Naval College
  • Royal Parks 
  • Primrose Hill
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Oxo Tower
  • Greenwich Royal Observatory
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London, a Great Capital City                                                                                                      London was the largest city in the world in the 19th century. Today it's the centre of a vast agglomeration well known for its vibrant and varied cultural life. The city marked the start of the new millennium by commissioning ambitious architectural projects strung along the Thames, including the Millennium Bridge, the Millennium Dome and the London Eye. They provide startling new views, set alongside historic monuments and old river-port quarters. London offers a huge number of sights and events to enjoy, but you can also find simple pleasures, such as savouring the light on the Thames. 
 
 

 

 

 

The Thames Barrier 
Although located some ten kilometres east of the City of London, the Thames Barrier counts among the best-known symbols along the capital's river. As well as serving the very practical purpose of protecting London from flooding, it reflects the great creativity of British engineers. It's easy to reach the Thames Barrier by bike following the Thames Path from Greenwich. Along the way, you can't miss the Millennium Dome, designed by architect Richard Rogers for a national millennium celebration, now known as the O2 Arena, putting on major cultural and sporting events.  
 
 

 

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  • Signage - Nick moss

    Some of the signs are missing or hidden. Things Have changed a bit in recent years due to new cycle lanes. The AV symbols come and go. Some of the route volunteers need to check the signs That is too negative an impression. We did enjoy it. Took much longer than we though. Double the time you think it will take

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