London Loop

One of the best things about London is just how walkable the city is. This loop begins and ends at Waterloo Station with food stops, free views and countless photo ops along the way. It takes approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes or 15,000 steps (if you are counting).

1 — London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, SE1 7PB
2 — Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
3 — Southbank Skate Space, 337-338 Belvedere Road, SE1 8XT
4 — Wahaca, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
(Mexican street food)

5 — National Theatre, Upper Ground, SE1 9PX
6 — Gabriel's Wharf, 56 Upper Ground, SE1 9 (Food and shopping)

7 — Sweet Spot, 62 Upper Ground, SE1 9EY (Fresh hot dinky donuts)
8/9 — OXO Tower Restaurant, Barge House Street, SE1 9PH (9 - View from OXO Tower)
10/11 — Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG (11 - View from Tate Modern)
12 — Millennium Bridge, One Paul's Walk, EC4V 3QH

13 — Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT
14/15 — Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, SE1 1TL (15 - Furness Food Hut paella)
16 — The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, SE1 9SG
17 — London Bridge, SE1 9BG
18 — The Monument, Fish St Hill, EC3R 8AH

19/20 — Sky Garden, 1, Sky Garden Walk, EC3M 8AF (20 - View from Sky Garden)
21 — One New Change, New Change, EC4M 9AF (Rooftop view of St. Paul's Cathedral)
22/23 — St. Paul's Cathedral, St. Paul's Churchyard, EC4M 8AD (23 - Front entrance of St. Paul's Cathedral)
24 — Twinings, 216 Strand, Temple, WC2R 1AP (First tea room in London)

25 — Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, WC2A 2LL
26 — Covent Garden, London, 54 Neal Street, WC2H 9PA
27/28 — The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN
29 — Westminster Bridge, SE1 7GL
30 — The Graffiti Tunnel, Leake Street, SE1 7NN

Meet you under the clock!

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Best shows and seats from £10

London’s theatre scene is one of the best in the world. With a bit of patience and luck, here are the best ways to get budget-friendly West End tickets:

Frozen & Lion King
Disney Magical Monday for £25 tickets for up to 2 tickets
• Tickets go on sale at Noon for that week’s performance
• Join the virtual queue and be ready to book up to 2 assigned seats

HamiltonDaily lottery for £10 tickets for up to 2 tickets
• The lottery opens 12:01 am every Friday and closes at 1 pm the next Thursday for the following week’s performances
• Notifications are sent between Noon and 4 pm on Thursday and winners have 2 hours to claim and pay for tickets

TodayTixLimited number of £25 Rush Tickets for every performance are released at 10 am daily, such as Back to the Future, Book of Morman, Come from Away, Life of Pi, Mamma Mia!, Six and Tina
• Download TodayTix app, create an account and log-in and follow prompts to unlock Rush tickets
• Tickets released at 10 am on a first-come-first serve basis
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If you have a specific date and time in mind and are a party of 2+, allows seat selection for up to 9 tickets at a time and listed price includes all fees.

Tip: Keep an eye out for Olivier award nominations in early March – it is a good time to catch shows before the awards are announced in early April and the prices go up.

Good luck!

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