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Monument

City and County of the City of London


Slow Ways linking Monument and Canary Wharf, Charing Cross, Holborn, Liverpool Street Station, London Bridge Station, Waterloo Station

England / City and County of the City of London / Monument

Monument’s six Slow Ways are 92% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 6/6
and surveyed: 4/6

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Slow Way Route To do
Charing Cross—Monument
Chamon one

Review me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 27m Descent 29m
Charing Cross—Monument
Chamon two Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Holborn—Monument
Holmon one Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 12m Descent 25m
Holborn—Monument
Holmon two

Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
London Bridge Station—Monument
Lonmon one

Enjoy me Distance 1km/1mi Ascent 13m Descent 8m
London Bridge Station—Monument
Lonmon two Enjoy me Distance 1km/0mi Ascent - Descent -
Monument—Canary Wharf
Moncan one Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 70m Descent 73m
Monument—Liverpool Street Station
Monliv one Enjoy me Distance 1km/1mi Ascent 7m Descent 2m
Waterloo Station—Monument
Watmon one

Review me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 28m Descent 27m
Waterloo Station—Monument
Watmon two Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

88% of Monument’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

10/10

drawn

10/10

reviewed

7/10

surveyed

8/10

verified

19 people have contributed to Monument’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

8 people have surveyed a route in Monument

28km out of 28km have been walked and reviewed

93km of reviews have been shared in Monument

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David Sanderson took this photo on Holmon two

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I presume this must be open at other times but critically wasn't when I needed it to be...

David Sanderson

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A straight forward walk across the bridge, as others have said it's busy but some good views across the river...

Dan Barron

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Views across the Thames of the South Bank, Oxo Tower, Tate Modern, Globe, Shard and more still give it the wow factor night or day. It makes this route even easier to navigate as you don't have to make the detour onto noisy Upper Thames St....

Daisy C

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I walked from Monument to London Bridge Station....

Strider

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On exiting the station it is a little difficult to orientate yourself and find the node at the correct exit. But from there it is a quick, easy and very pleasant walk through interesting quiet back streets to the Monument which you can see over the rooftops before you arrive. I used the subway (with steps) to cross a busy junction near Monument, but it can be crossed at road level....

Strider

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Straightforward route crossing the Thames over London Bridge with lots of central London's landmark buildings and the Monument to the great fire of London In view along the way....

Mockymock

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Lovely route, passing London Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral and Paternoster Square. We ran this course as a group at night (Monday evening from 7pm). All well lit, but we did find that Warwick Passage and Lincoln's Inn Fields were both closed up....

Simon Fitzmaurice

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Simon Fitzmaurice took this photo on Holmon two

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Holborn—Monument

Simon Fitzmaurice pledged to walk Holmon two

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Between Blackfriars and Victoria Embankment Gardens the Thames Path is next to a pretty busy road, but for me this was mitigated by the very generous and thus relatively uncrowded pavements (unlike other possible routes), yet more views over the Thames, and by moving to the Thames side of the road where there is a little more breeze to lift the fumes away....

Daisy C

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Clear mapping and an obvious route to take on the ground, full points for navigation. Great views from the bridge too. I walked north from L Bridge to Monument....

Daisy C

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Very easy, nice views but along a busy road...

Dannyash

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Absolutely lovely little stroll down some quiet streets....

LondonIn360

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Some of the streets on the Monument end felt a bit unwelcoming (I kept thinking, “man, is this right?” and it doesn’t help that gps doesn’t always work when surrounded by tall buildings!) but lo and behold they were always right....

mtormey

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The only problem I came across was that Warwick Passage, which is the route under the Old Bailey, was closed off with a locked gate and there was no sign to indicate what hours it is open....

porcovolente

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porcovolente took this photo on Holmon two

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Offers amazing views of London landmarks, including St Pauls Catherdral, the Monument, the London Eye and Big Ben....

Saira

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London Bridge Station—Monument

mtormey added Lonmon two, a new walk from London Bridge Station to Monument

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This is a great route, I'm just concerned about the accuracy of the plotting around London Bridge. I've uploaded an alternative that is more accurate....

mtormey

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Simple, easy to follow, gorgeous, short, direct....

mtormey

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A lovely tour of central London's intimate streets....

mtormey

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A great simple and iconic route between the Monument and Waterloo that takes you past the Tate Modern and The Golden Hinde....

Slow Ways Darren

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It's not really clear from the route map, but when walking direction Holborn ---> Monument, at Farringdon Street the route turns left up a flight of stairs to a higher level traffic free area....

Jane Taylor

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Holborn—Monument

Jane Taylor added Holmon two, a new walk from Holborn to Monument

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In addition, this should also be an easy access, no steps, route; but the detour for sewer construction at Blackfriars includes a long flight of steps (photo), alongside an out of service lift....

Jane Taylor

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Direct and easy to follow along quieter city streets, this route won't take more than 15 minutes unless you get wildly distracted (which is easy)....

Jane Taylor

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It's generally straightforward and signed, but hopefully this route is plotted accurately enough that navigating should be simplified!...

mtormey

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I walked this route from Monument to Waterloo Station after dark on a Friday evening. Then, it's a mostly straightforward walk along the water to Waterloo Station....

mtormey

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Waterloo Station—Monument

mtormey added Watmon two, a new walk from Waterloo Station to Monument

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Charing Cross—Monument

mtormey added Chamon two, a new walk from Charing Cross to Monument

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This is a good route, but the Thames Path (which this route largely follows along the river) doesn't stick purely to the river, as this route says it does. It actually winds in and out a couple times, so this route is too inaccurate to follow faithfully. I've uploaded a Charmon two that addresses this issue....

mtormey

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This is a great route, largely following the Thames River, but there are two points where the route as plotted is inaccurate. The first is coming off the London Bridge onto the southern bank, and the second is leaving the riverside to approach London Waterloo. As plotted, this route doesn't work!...

mtormey

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Apart from the short stretch along Eastcheap there is no walking along busy roads and much of the route follows waterways....

porcovolente

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A short walk, with a lovely view of Tower Bridge from London Bridge. It's easy to walk, although going up and down the bridge has a little bit of an incline....

Derick Rethans

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It was a little hard to navigate with GPS due to the tall buildings so I didn't *quite* manage to do the exact route. It's paved all the way, although there is quite a lot of construction going on, which makes it sometimes hard to find dropped kerbs....

Derick Rethans

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You're in busy Central London, so it's busy and vibrant the whole time! The area around LSE is under construction so navigating the pavement was a bit tricky, but no major diversions were required....

mtormey

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A great walk that included lovely riverside paths and vibrant central London adventuring!...

mtormey

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An alternative could be created that uses some quieter and cleaner streets....

danravenellison

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Parts could maybe make more of the Thames Path, but it's otherwise a great way to get between Monument and Canary Wharf....

danravenellison

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Martin McGovern surveyed Watmon one

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Martin McGovern surveyed Chamon one

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Martin McGovern surveyed Holmon one

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This short city-centre route provides some spectacular views of London's riverscape, as well as the opportunity to interact with smaller pieces of history. I haven't uploaded any photos as it's hard to do this route justice. Highly recommended....

Martin McGovern

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This is a short city-centre route along larger streets. It's reasonably direct, and provides pleasant views of a number of London landmarks - the Monument and St Paul's Cathedral being the most obvious. Because the streets are larger, access is generally easier, with dropped kerbs ubiquitous....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Holmon one

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Once over the bridge going south, there are multiple ways to get to the Shard, with the smoothest being up Railway Approach, rather than Duke Street Hill which the physical route implies....

Martin McGovern

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The other way (crossing King William Street and Cannon Street) lacks a dropped kerb at King William Street - though of course the current building work may change that....

Martin McGovern

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As with nearby routes Charing Cross to Monument, and London Bridge to Monument, this short route provides spectacular views of the riverscape....

Martin McGovern

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A very straightforward and easy way to get from point to point, including great river views....

sl638e

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Charing Cross—Monument

Slow Ways added Chamon one, a new walk from Charing Cross to Monument

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Holborn—Monument

Slow Ways added Holmon one, a new walk from Holborn to Monument

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London Bridge Station—Monument

Slow Ways added Lonmon one, a new walk from London Bridge Station to Monument

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Monument—Canary Wharf

Slow Ways added Moncan one, a new walk from Monument to Canary Wharf

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Monument—Liverpool Street Station

Slow Ways added Monliv one, a new walk from Monument to Liverpool Street Station

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Waterloo Station—Monument

Slow Ways added Watmon one, a new walk from Waterloo Station to Monument

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Monument’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ3291780759

Lat / Lon

51.51014° / -0.08604°

Easting / Northing

532,917E / 180,759N

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