Oxford CircusCharing Cross

Oxfocha two
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By Jane Taylor on 12 Apr 2022


Distance

2km/1mi

Ascent

5m

Descent

17m

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This route provides a taste of Soho and Carnaby Street, tackles the big blockbuster tourist areas of Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square head on, and then finds a quieter way by the National Gallery and through Trafalgar Square. It's less polluted, and more interesting and varied than Oxfocha One (which goes straight down Regent Street), and is the route I would take

This route provides a taste of Soho and Carnaby Street, tackles the big blockbuster tourist areas of Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square head on, and then finds a quieter way by the National Gallery and through Trafalgar Square. It's less polluted, and more interesting and varied than Oxfocha One (which goes straight down Regent Street), and is the route I would take

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Oxford Circus
Grid Ref TQ2903581252
Lat / Lon 51.51546° / -0.14177°
Easting / Northing 529,035E / 181,252N
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Charing Cross
Grid Ref TQ3019780498
Lat / Lon 51.50842° / -0.12531°
Easting / Northing 530,197E / 180,498N
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Dannyash

02 Sep 2022 Summer

I think this is the much better option of the two OXFOCHA routes. It takes much quieter and in my view more interesting streets.


Mtormey

20 Jul 2022 Summer

I’m a huge fan of Oxfocha one, but this route continued to surprise me with great features! I especially liked walking through Soho and coming up on Oxford Circus from behind!

I did find that the passage from Trafalgar Square directly to the west of the National Gallery was closed when I walked, but I just went one block down Whitcomb Street (the next street to the east) no problem.

Overall a great route!.


Jane Taylor

16 Apr 2022 Spring

This is a fantastic walk through some of the most famous parts of London - Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, Carnaby Street ...

I've made it to be a more interesting and less busy/polluted route than Oxfocha One, which sticks to the major roads - but it's just as direct.

When I walked it I found a giant ice cream (the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square, which changes regularly); and cows in Leicester Square (the elaborate Swiss clock which used to be part of the Swiss Centre).

Refreshments everywhere, the M+Ms shop seemed quite popular ... I noticed Carnaby Street has picnic tables all the way down the middle of the street, which is a brilliant touch.


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