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British Walking Federation

ROYAL LONDON TRAIL ORGANISED BY NORTH LONDON WALKING CLUB

CONTACT:  John Hawkins, 141 Daubeney Road, London E5 0EP
Tel: 020 8533 7426     Email: jackhawkins@excite.com

DISTANCE: 11km
ENTRY FEE: £1.00 per walker (Cheques payable to North London Walking Club)
AWARD: Cloth Badge at £2.50 each
START VENUE: Marble Arch Tube Station (Central Line)
FINISH: Temple Tube Station (District and Circle Lines)
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ROUTE DESCRIPTION (Updated December 2012)

Start:- Marble Arch Tube Station (Central Line). From the Station main entrance go right passing the Marble Arch on your left. Cross over Great Cumberland Street and Edgware Road and continue on into Bayswater Road.

Q1 – At No11 Bayswater Road there is a green plaque beneath a Crucifix, hat type of tree does it mention?

Continue along the Bayswater Road until you reach Brook Street (4th on Right) and turn Left here entering Hyde Park and West Carriage Drive, following it until you reach the Serpentine. Turn right here and follow the road between the Serpentine and the Long Water (across bridge), towards Alexandra Gate. Turn right through Coalbrookdale Gate passing in front of the Albert Memorial, with the Royal Albert Hall and Royal College of Art opposite, and exit Hyde Park through Queens Gate.

Q2 – Opposite Queens Gate there is a statue, who does it commemorate?

Cross over Kensington Gore and walk along Queens Gate, past the Bulgarian Embassy, the Imperial College and the Sultanate of Oman Embassy to Cromwell Road and the Scout movement headquarters, Baden Powell House. Turn left here and pass in front of: The Natural History Museum
Continue along Cromwell Road, past the Venezuelan Embassy, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and The Oratory where Cromwell Road joins Brompton Road, passing Harrods as you walk up to Knightsbridge.

Q3 – What is the name of the hotel opposite Harvey Nichols and Knightsbridge Station?

At Knightsbridge turn right into Sloane Street. Follow Sloane Street all the way down passing the Peruvian Consulate and the Royal Danish Embassy and emerging in: Sloane Square
Go straight across the square and exit into Lower Sloane Street. At Royal Hospital Road turn right and continue down to the River Thames passing the Chelsea Royal Hospital and the National Army Museum on the way. Once at the River Thames turn left into Chelsea Embankment.

Q4 – Above the door to No9 Chelsea Embankment there is a blue plaque, who does it commemorate?

On the opposite bank of the Thames you can see Battersea Park and the Peace Pagoda, continue along towards: Chelsea Bridge
At the Bridge turn left into Chelsea Bridge Road, on this corner there is a memorial to the VI Dragoon Guards (The Carabiniers). Take the first right turn, Ebury Bridge Road, passing along the side of the Old Chelsea Barracks. At the end of Ebury Bridge Road go straight across into: Buckingham Palace Road
Continue up Buckingham Palace Road passing Victoria Coach Station, The National Audit Office, Victoria Railway Station and The Grosvenor Hotel. At the end turn left into Grosvenor Gardens.

Q5 – On the corner of Grosvenor Gardens and Hobart Place there is a war memorial, to which Regiment is it dedicated?

Grosvenor Gardens leads into Grosvenor Place. At the end of Grosvenor Place you will come to Hyde Park Corner with the Wellington Arch and on the opposite side the Wellington Museum (Apsley House). Turn right here along Duke of Wellington Placce and go down Constitution Hill with Green Park on your left and Buckingham Palace Gardens on your right (the other side of the big wall). This will bring you out at the Queen Victoria Memorial and: Buckingham Palace
Go around the Memorial and along the Mall, past Lancaster House, Clarence House, St.James Palace and the Duke of York Column on your left and St.James Park on your Right to Admiralty Arch. Pass through the Arch and on into: Trafalgar Square
Turn right and leave Trafalgar Square by the Strand, passing in front of Charing Cross Railway Station, past the Savoy Hotel.

Q6 – Opposite the Strand Palace Hotel there is a small turning called Savoy Buildings, there is a plaque on each side of the turning, what was its former name?

Continue along Strand crossing over Lancaster Place and continue along past St.Mary-le-Strand, Somerset House and Kings College. Turn right into Arundel Place (the turning just before St.Clement Danes) and continue down to: Finish:-Temple Tube Station (District and Circle Lines)

When you have completed this trail please use the Permanent Trail Entry Form

The organisers are not liable for accidents, thefts and/or damage to property. Every effort will be made by the organisers to make this a safe, enjoyable and memorable event.

This trail is registered until 31 December 2016