Finchley Road to Bond Street

Finchley Road to Swiss Cottage

I walk down Finchley Road past a number of shops and restaurants.

And reach Ye Olde Swiss Cottage restaurant before getting to Swiss Cottage station.

Swiss Cottage to St. John’s Wood

Along the next part of Finchley Road are many large and attractive mansion flat blocks.

After going round a bend in the road I get to St. John’s Wood.

St. John’s Wood to Baker Street

As I go down Wellington Road there are many building with well kept gardens at their front.

I head into St. John’s Wood Church Gardens. Through the graveyard I can see the back of the Investec Media Centre of Lord’s Cricket Ground. From this angle the small circular windows make it look a little like the SpaceShipOne space plane. Also below is a photo of the church.

On Park Road I head down onto the Regent’s Park Canal footpath. This is part of the much larger Grand Union canal which goes all the way to Birmingham.

This footpath is very popular with lunch time runners. Here one runner appears to be running with only one shoe.

Along this part of the canal are a number of very grand houses.

I head into the main area of the park and go past some of the lakes. There are plenty of ducks here.

Unfortunately there are also plenty of pigeons and seagulls. Many people refer to pigeons as flying rats or gutter birds. Seagulls are sometimes and appropriately called the pigeons of the sea.

After leaving the Regent’s Park I reach Baker Street station.

Baker Street to Bond Street

I head down Baker Street – home of Sherlock Holmes. You’ll find Sherlock Holmes themed photos on my Hammersmith & City line walk pages.

Here is The Screen on Baker Street cinema and and a new office block.

After passing Portman Square I spot the Spymaster shop. If you need to buy a secret camera or any other spy equipment this is where you can get them.

I head along Wigmore Street before going down James Street. On the East side of James Street is St. Christopher’s Place which is well worth visiting.

I finally reach Bond Street, the last stop of the today’s walk.

Jubilee Line Walk – Day 2 Summary

There is three to three and a half hours of walking here depending on whether you stop to look at any shops on the way.