London to Telegraph Hill

  • TELEGRAPH HILL, LONDON

    Ride along the Thames, and then turn south to a small and secret park with amazing views over London,

Telegraph Hill near Brockley in South London is a hidden gem, with amazing views over the city and a great community feel to the place. Cycling along the South Bank of the River Thames, also allows you to explore some history along the way.

Route Information

Stats  22 km and 52 metres

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Refreshments & Where to Stay  Refreshments are everywhere, as this London. However, there’s a great little community based cafe close to the park at Telegraph Hill.

Character

Take in some history and riverside views of London, before heading south to the viewpoint in the Park at Telegraph Hill. This is a short and easy ride,and one that families and friends can easily enjoy.


Route

1. Start from St James Park and cross the park or ride up the cycle superhighway on Birdcage Walk to Parliament Square. Cross Westminster Bridge and turn left at the Waterloo Roundabout and make your way to riverside path on the Southbank.

2. Take an easy and scenic ride along the Southbank, all the way to the Golden Hind replica ship. Leave the riverside onto Tooley Street  and turn righ (south) onto Tower Bridge Road towards Bermondsey.

3. At Bricklayers Arms roundabout turn left onto the Old Kent Road. Follow this to its junction with Queens Road and Pepys Road. Go straight on into Pepys Road (9.6km). Climb the short but steep hill to the park at Telegraph Hill, sit down and enjoy the views, eat ice cream and then return to Central London, riding via Southwark and rejoining the Southbank near Southwark Bridge.

4. We really recommend sitting and taking in the view to the front of the Tate Modern and maybecycling over the bridge to St Pauls Cathedral too.

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