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Victoria Station

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Slow Ways linking Victoria Station and Battersea, Charing Cross, Chelsea, Kennington, Knightsbridge, Oxford Circus, Waterloo Station

England / Greater London / Victoria Station

Victoria Station’s seven Slow Ways are 96% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 7/7
verified: 7/7
and surveyed: 6/7

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Victoria Station from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Battersea—Victoria Station
Batvic one Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 16m Descent 18m
Chelsea—Victoria Station
Chevic one Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 6m Descent 5m
Knightsbridge—Victoria Station
Knivic one Enjoy me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 1m Descent 5m
Victoria Station—Charing Cross
Viccha one Enjoy me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 11m Descent 4m
Victoria Station—Kennington
Vicken one

Verify me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 13m Descent 14m
Victoria Station—Kennington
Vicken two Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Victoria Station—Oxford Circus
Vicoxf one Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 5m Descent 25m
Victoria Station—Waterloo Station
Vicwat one Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 15m Descent 15m

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Collective progress

91% of Victoria Station’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

8/8

reviewed

6/8

surveyed

7/8

verified

14 people have contributed to Victoria Station’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

6 people have surveyed a route in Victoria Station

21km out of 21km have been walked and reviewed

90km of reviews have been shared in Victoria Station

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Simple, direct, and Battersea Park is a delight. I always enjoy Thames bridges and Chelsea Bridge was no exception. Lots of interest....

Strider

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Like Mary Oz it too me several minutes to cross the Blue Bridge in St James Park, I'm sure I accidentally photo-bombed many otherwise lovely tourist pictures....

Strider

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Here's my advice - don't do this route on a sunny Sunday in August; it took me 5 minutes just to get over the footbridge in St James Park! However it has to be a 5* route for me. I just picked the wrong day!...

Mary Oz

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Then I reached Chelsea Bridge which was fun (I got a glimpse of the famous Battersea Power Station), then main roads to Victoria Station....

Mary Oz

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A lovely walk through London, a real variety of things to see, including the busy stations, the parks and the more officey bits. Overall a good walk. Quite busy in places with small and sometimes uneven pavements so wheelchair users may have to occasionally veer off the path but otherwise good....

Alicia Huggett

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Lots of poshness on this short urban walk....

Strider

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Lots of interesting buildings, views out over the Thames as you cross Vauxhall bridge (and a welcome breeze on a hot day), and a small park....

Strider

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Victoria Coach Station, the former Empire Air Terminal and of course Battersea Power Station....

Bostal Boy

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Also there is a(nother) diversion now, opposite the Queen's Gallery on Buckingham Gate, it has a couple of no-drop kerbs....

Daisy C

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Very good direct urban route, including river crossing (views) and Battersea Park....

Jane Taylor

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It is a lovely route through the best of London, past Buckingham Palace, through Green Park, across Piccadilly past the Ritz Hotel....

Bostal Boy

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At the moment this is the route you would need to take, rather than VICKEN One as the Thames Path behind the SIS building has been closed for some time. Otherwise this is a fairly nice city route between the two points. Its not amazing but the options are limited and at least on the north side of the Thames, the streets are fairly quiet....

Dannyash

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I walked this route from Victoria to Battersea Park....

mtormey

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Very nice Route with some green space....

LondonIn360

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Nothing wrong with this Route other than it does go through a busy tourist area. One to enjoy first thing on a Sunday morning methinks. Loads of sights to enjoy along the way....

LondonIn360

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Not a lot to add to MTormey's review - the views of key London landmarks in and around Parliament Square and Westminster Bridge are great, particularly on a sunny afternoon. The statue of Abraham Lincoln (pictured) is one of five American presidents spread around the capital. Castle Lane is still temporarily closed for construction, with Wilfred Street providing a simple alternative....

Martin McGovern

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Its a good urban walk through the heart of Belgravia - including Belgrave Square and Eaton Square. Fairly direct, lots of embassies, Bentleys are the car of preference in this area. I've dropped a star because I would have liked less Knightsbridge in my Knightsbridge walk - get onto the back streets sooner....

Jane Taylor

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The route heads into the wonderful Battersea park and skims around its edge along beautifully kept footpaths. You’re then treated to a stroll across Chelsea bridge before a simple but functional jaunt towards Victoria station....

LondonIn360

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On first appearance it seems an odd shape, you're almost going back on yourself when you turn into Lower Sloane Street but when you get round to walking it, it makes sense. The walk up Ebury Street is just classic Chelsea....

David Sanderson

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The route loses a star for the indirect route around (rather than across) Green Park....

David Sanderson

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Victoria Station

Eser surveyed Victoria Station

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I walked this route from Waterloo Station to Victoria Station after dark on a Friday evening. This isn't the route's fault, but there's no need to keep going to the end of the route if your final destination is the station: just turn in as soon as the station appears to your left, a full block before the route properly ends!...

mtormey

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The start point in Chelsea is a bit awkward (just not quite where I expected, but it is in a small square off the High Street)....

mtormey

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I walked this from Victoria to Knight's Bridge and it follows along pleasant enough streets, and a square full of embassies. I'm giving it 4 stars because sometimes the car traffic is annoyingly in the way and requires the walkers to wait....

Derick Rethans

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A solid urban slow ways route, with bits of greenery, active shopping areas, and quiet residential streets. A special plus on this route was passing by several embassy buildings! Easily four stars, a perfectly good connection between these two points...

mtormey

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The access under Admiralty Arch is currently restricted, and once restored would make this walk even nicer. Try to spot the pelicans on Duck Island!...

Derick Rethans

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The first half comes up alongside Buckingham Palace, then you walk through St James’s park, then it’s only a quick bit to the station!...

mtormey

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The route through Green Park is not as direct as it could be (you could take a direct diagonal path instead of following the edge of the park), but it’s not the end of the world, I suppose!...

mtormey

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There is a small issue / detour at the moment as you can't walk through Admiralty Arch as there are road works but there is a short detour to the South or you can brave it on the road....

Slow Ways Darren

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Victoria Station—Kennington

mtormey added Vicken two, a new walk from Victoria Station to Kennington

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I really liked this route, but in February 2022 the access to the Thames Path on the south side of the river from the bridge is closed....

mtormey

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If you have a bit more time and want to avoid much of the fuming traffic of the main road, this route is a great alternative....

mtormey

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There is an alternative, quieter, route to be found along residential streets south of the Kings Road, but this one is fully satisfactory, and probably more interesting in a 'things to look at' way....

Jane Taylor

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St James' Park (photo) - a go-to for private off-the-record conversations on the many benches and footpaths; pelicans; jogging prime ministers; also good refreshments. Buckingham Palace (lurking in the back of the St James' Park photo) - the Queen is almost never here nowadays, but the guard still changes every day....

Jane Taylor

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This route cuts straight through the UK Monopoly board's most expensive property - Mayfair. And you can witness this for yourself - some of the most expensive shops in the UK line this route, along with Buckingham Palace. And what might just be London's narrowest pub....

Martin McGovern

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The route winds through Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens (with its city farm) and then takes you past the iconic Oval stadium....

Slow Ways Darren

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Acess to the Thames Pathway by the side of the MI6 building (on suggested route) is currently blocked due to ongoing works, so you have to go via the busy crossing either by Vauxhall bus station or Kennington Lane onto Bridgefoot. Rest of the route is good as it avoids busy Vauxhall Bridge Road and cuts through the slightly more scenic residential areas. No other acess issues encountered...

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Battersea—Victoria Station

Slow Ways added Batvic one, a new walk from Battersea to Victoria Station

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Chelsea—Victoria Station

Slow Ways added Chevic one, a new walk from Chelsea to Victoria Station

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Knightsbridge—Victoria Station

Slow Ways added Knivic one, a new walk from Knightsbridge to Victoria Station

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Victoria Station—Charing Cross

Slow Ways added Viccha one, a new walk from Victoria Station to Charing Cross

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Victoria Station—Kennington

Slow Ways added Vicken one, a new walk from Victoria Station to Kennington

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Victoria Station—Oxford Circus

Slow Ways added Vicoxf one, a new walk from Victoria Station to Oxford Circus

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Victoria Station—Waterloo Station

Slow Ways added Vicwat one, a new walk from Victoria Station to Waterloo Station

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Victoria Station, Fri 12 April

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Victoria Station’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ2884379126

Lat / Lon

51.49640° / -0.14531°

Easting / Northing

528,843E / 179,126N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Victoria Station's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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