The Queen's Walk
The Queen's Walk
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The area
Neighbourhood: Southbank
Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the reasons that Southbank is such a collectively cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and festive atmosphere. On top of all the fun stuff to do at Southbank is the opportunity to simply sit back and admire photo-op views of iconic landmarks like Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral, just on across the Thames.
How to get there
  • Temple • 5 min walk
  • Waterloo • 8 min walk
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  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, California3,039 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Walk
    We walked along the Thames from the Tate Modern down to the bridge that crosses over to the Tate Britain museum. Just a lovely and scenic walk looking back over the river at the iconic sites of London. Plenty of cafes along the way - we were going to do the London Eye, but the lines were really long. It’s the only part of the walk we didn’t like - too commercialized.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 June 2023
  • AlexanderD
    Jackson, New Jersey4,615 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lively and Fun
    We walked from Westminster Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge. The whole way is a vibrant, fun scene. There are street performers, street food, and much else. We even encountered a used book sale. What a cool evening stroll!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Marty Bielicki
    Stuart, Florida14,526 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Few Tips About The Queen's Walk
    Over the course of a year, there must be millions who make this trek on the Southbank of the River Thames. It has become an iconic path featuring such places as Big Ben, Parliament, The London Eye, The Tate Museum, Millennium Bridge and Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Close by is the real London Bridge, a reproduction of the Golden Hinde and Tower Bridge which leads over to the Tower of London. Except for Monday’s, the famous Borough’s Market is open daily. Take your time and enjoy the stroll that is less that 2 miles long. We have stayed several times at the Premier Inn at London County. It is a good solid budget hotel for the area. Close by is Queen’s Walk. My wife became a bit annoyed at the amount of people on the Walk. It was the beginning of July! We do recommend the Tate Museum. There are a number of unique and creative paintings to enjoy. We had a good Asian meal at Wagamama’s restaurant. Just have your waiter calm down the hot spices! If you are looking for ice cream, we recommend the “Pink Bus” for a tasty treat. There are plenty of places to choose though along the Queen’s Walk. Underneath one of the bridges is an impressive mural of the River Thames. Most people just walk by. It is well worth a photo. One of my favorite small parks in London is a short walk over a Golden Jubilee Bridge to Whitehall Gardens. It is a superb park in the middle of London along the famous River Thames. If you found this review to be “helpful” in any way, please click “Thumbs-up” to let me know.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 November 2023
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL2,808 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Lovely promenade on the left bank of the river Thames, from Westminster Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge, popular with tourists and locals alike, with many attractions and restaurants. We have explored only a section of it after visiting the Tower Bridge. We strolled along the walkway, admired the many wonderful bronze animal sculptures by Gillie and Marc scattered in the area all the way to London Bridge, then stopped for a hot chocolate at the Hay’s Galleria.
Written 21 February 2024
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Lenny H
Auckland, New Zealand794 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Walk as much or as little of it as you want. Lots of things to see from different angles. Some of it perhaps overly touristy, but just walk a little faster.
Written 12 February 2024
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Travel529
New York City, NY294 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Good experience. It will be crowded. No vehicles are allowed here. Everyday some activity takes place somewhere. Good views of bridge and parliament. Just walk and take pictures.
Written 2 February 2024
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
PROS
* Nice walk
* View iconic sites and buildings across the rive
* Pass touristy stuff after Westminster Bridge and also pass Tate Modern, Globe Theatre, Borough Market and Tower of London during the walk

CONS
It can be crowded

"I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
... when I walked from the Houses of Parliament, crossed the Thames via the Westminster Bridge and descended and walked to the Tate Modern Museum and Globe Theatre. I observed and crossed (and posted many photographs) of crossing every bridge that I passed, especially Waterloo, Blackfriars and Millenium

WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
It was free

WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
Yes

ADVICE
For sure do it and be prepared for many people
Written 23 January 2024
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Business
The walk from Tower Bridge to Big Ben is great fun and so much history. You also see St Paul’s across the river and lots of other things. And there are two Christmas markets to add to the fun. Awesome.
Written 25 November 2023
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Marty Bielicki
Stuart, FL14,526 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Over the course of a year, there must be millions who make this trek on the Southbank of the River Thames. It has become an iconic path featuring such places as Big Ben, Parliament, The London Eye, The Tate Museum, Millennium Bridge and Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Close by is the real London Bridge, a reproduction of the Golden Hinde and Tower Bridge which leads over to the Tower of London. Except for Monday’s, the famous Borough’s Market is open daily.

Take your time and enjoy the stroll that is less that 2 miles long. We have stayed several times at the Premier Inn at London County. It is a good solid budget hotel for the area. Close by is Queen’s Walk. My wife became a bit annoyed at the amount of people on the Walk. It was the beginning of July!

We do recommend the Tate Museum. There are a number of unique and creative paintings to enjoy.

We had a good Asian meal at Wagamama’s restaurant. Just have your waiter calm down the hot spices! If you are looking for ice cream, we recommend the “Pink Bus” for a tasty treat. There are plenty of places to choose though along the Queen’s Walk.

Underneath one of the bridges is an impressive mural of the River Thames. Most people just walk by. It is well worth a photo.

One of my favorite small parks in London is a short walk over a Golden Jubilee Bridge to Whitehall Gardens. It is a superb park in the middle of London along the famous River Thames.

If you found this review to be “helpful” in any way, please click “Thumbs-up” to let me know.
Written 22 November 2023
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Rossana D
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Wonderful walk long Thames. It provider opportunità to see th City, Tower of London and Tower Bridge from a great perspective.
Written 19 November 2023
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AlexanderD
Jackson, NJ4,615 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We walked from Westminster Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge. The whole way is a vibrant, fun scene. There are street performers, street food, and much else. We even encountered a used book sale. What a cool evening stroll!
Written 17 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA3,039 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We walked along the Thames from the Tate Modern down to the bridge that crosses over to the Tate Britain museum. Just a lovely and scenic walk looking back over the river at the iconic sites of London. Plenty of cafes along the way - we were going to do the London Eye, but the lines were really long. It’s the only part of the walk we didn’t like - too commercialized.
Written 18 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Deb W
Reno, NV2,571 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
This is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the views along the Thames. It's usually pretty busy with other walkers/runners.
Written 21 May 2023
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