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South Bank Group

We offer walks in London and Home Counties, accessible by public transport.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

Embark on a delightful stroll through inner south London on a winter morning.  Beginning at Oval Station and proceeding through Kennington to reach Westminster Bridge, we then continue our path towards Bankside before ending at London Bridge.  We'll be captivated by the presence of eight hospitals along the way. Notable among them are the former Belgrave Hospital for Children and Bethlem Hospital (now the Imperial War Museum), as well as prominent institutions like St Thomas and Guys' Hospital. A blend of scenic beauty and a glimpse into the medical heritage of the area.

Lunch: at the end of the walk. Various eateries near London Bridge and Borough Market.  

Train: Oval underground station is served by Northern Line (Zone 1).

Please note: many factors can affect how long a walk takes and the finish time given is an estimate only.

Saturday, 30 December 2023
Start time:
10:30 am
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Easy
Distance:
10.5km / 6.5mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

Features

  • Accessible by public transport

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 31150 77576
Nearest postcode:
SE11 4PP
what3words:
humble.song.guides
Start time:
10:30 am

Meet outside the Oval Café at Oval Station, turn right when coming out of the station.

Finishing point

Grid reference:
TQ 32877 80228
Nearest postcode:
SE1 9SS
what3words:
layers.owner.reason
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm

London Bridge Station (Jubilee and Northern Line; Nat Rail; Thameslink)

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking