Westminster to St. James’s Park
I walk past Parliament Square getting a view of the Houses of Parliament and some of the buildings on Whitehall.
I walk past some of St. James’s Park on Birdcage Walk and then turn left through Queen Anne’s Gate. On the south side of Queen Anne’s Gate is St. James’s Park tube station.
St. James’s Park to Victoria
St. James’s Park tube station is at 55 Broadway. This building is also home to the head office of London Underground.
The most famous building on the Broadway is New Scotland Yard which is the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police. The building is most famous for the rotating triangular sign which is pictured here.
I walk west on Victoria Street passing flats and offices. At the end of Victoria Street is Victoria underground station.
Victoria to Sloane Square
Next I walk down Buckingham Palace Road and someway down turn right into Pimlico Street.
There are some interesting shops on Pimlico Street including one which was selling fossils. For only £15000 you could get a T-Rex head. I wasn’t able to get a good shot of the fossil shop because of the glare, but I got a better one of the market.
The houses and flats in this are are very expensive as this is Belgravia, one of the most expensive parts of London. On Pimlico Street I head north up Holbein Place and get to Sloane Square.
Sloane Square to South Kensington
I walk through Sloane Square and onto King’s Road which has lots of clothes shops on it.
On King’s Road I pass another market and then walk into Lincoln Street.
After walking up Draycott Avenue and Pelham Street I reach South Kensington tube station.
South Kensington to Gloucester Road
I walk up Cromwell Place passing this odd sculpture and then along Cromwell Road passing the Natural History Museum.
I keep walking along Cromwell Road until I reach Gloucester Road tube station.
Gloucester Road to Earl’s Court
The next stage of the walk takes me along Collingham Road, Collingham Place and Earl’s Court Gardens.
Near the east entrance of Earl’s Court station is this Police Box which will look very familiar to anyone who watches Dr Who. These police boxes used to be common in London before the invention of the police radio. This is the only remaining police box in London.
I pass Earl’s Court and then walk along Trebovir Road and finally reach the west entrance of Earl’s Court tube station, my last stop for the day.
District Line Walk – Day 3 Summary
This stage of the walk took me about three hours.