London Inspiral #2

London Inspiral #2 : Baker Street to Moorgate
Completed : 5/14 February 2024
Distance : 8.25 miles / 13.3 km
Time : 4 to 4.5 hours
Start : Baker Street Underground Station
End : Moorgate Station
Meet outside Baker Street by Sherlock Holmes statue near Madame Tussauds
Go through under pass and turn onto Chiltern Street
Pass through Paddington Street Gardens
Continue through back streets to reach Hyde Park
Walk through to reach Green Park
Continue through the park to reach St James’s Park
Walk through to King Charles Street
Walk through Victoria Embankment Gardens, then
Whitehall Gardens
Cross the Thames on the Golden Jubilee Bridge and follow Concert Hall Approach
Follow the back streets around Southwark and cross back over the Thames on the Millennium Bridge
Walk east, then north, along less travelled roads to see less known sights
Finish at Moorgate Station
Toilets at Baker Street Station which are closed between 10 and 11 for cleaning according to sign on
the door
Toilets at the Metropolitan Pub next to Baker Street Station, Hyde Park, Royal Festival Hall
Suitable for any reasonably fit walker
Good paths
Street crossing, but all at proper crossings
Residential walking, but not generally through crowds
Little undulation
Comfortable waterproof shoes or boots essential