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Sep 2nd, 2003, 10:01 AM
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Walking from Trafalgar Square to London Eye

Looking at my Streetwise London map, it looks as though the best way is to go down Northumberland Ave at the SE corner of Trafalgar Square and then across the Hungerford Foot Bridge, which looks as though it goes right into Waterloo Station. My question is, can you get off the foot bridge somewhere before going all the way into the station and having to come back out? Thanks!
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Sep 2nd, 2003, 10:11 AM
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The Hungerford Foot Bridge takes you to the South Bank very close to Royal Festival Hall. You'll be able to see the London Eye. Walk along the Thames to get there. It's a very pleasant walk.

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Sep 2nd, 2003, 10:17 AM
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As you get off the bridge just make a right turn and you are very near the London Eye. To the left would be Royal Festival Hall and further on (straight ahead) is Waterloo Station. You do not exit in the station.
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Sep 2nd, 2003, 10:20 AM
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You can even leave the bridge by lift

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Sep 2nd, 2003, 10:38 AM
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Thanks so much for this info. Good to know about the lift, too, Ben. I'm all for avoiding stairs where possible, as I have some arthritis in my knees and will have my 80-year-old mother with me (although she's in very good shape!).
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Fro T Sq down Whitehall,past Downing Street on the right,at the bottom of Whitehall (Parliament Sq,Big Ben) turn left,over Westminster Bridge,& turn left onto South Bank & London Eye.
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Sep 2nd, 2003, 03:23 PM
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Whether you use Hungerford or Westminster Bridge is really 6 of 1/ half a dozen of the other. But I agree w/ Godfrey. If I were starting from Trafalgar Sq., I'd probably walk down Whitehall past Downing Street and the Banqueting Hall to Big Ben and across Westminster Bridge. The view of Big Ben, Parliament and the Eye is terrific on this route.
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Sep 2nd, 2003, 07:52 PM
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Godfrey & Janis, While I appreciate that the view might be nice with the Westminster Bridge route, we will see that when we go to Buckingham Palace & Westminster Abbey, so I was looking for the shortest route (I know we'll be doing plenty of walking and want to minimize it when possible). From my map, it looks like the Hungerford route is definitely shorter, or am I wrong about that?
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Sep 2nd, 2003, 07:59 PM
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Well actually I believe the two routes are almost exactly the same distance.
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Sep 2nd, 2003, 08:06 PM
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If saving steps is important, instead of walking down Northumberland to the river bank and then climbing back up onto the Hungerford Bridge, you should walk through Charing Cross station, which is at bridge level. In the concourse, you head over to the left of the tracks.
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Sep 8th, 2003, 04:05 AM
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I work on Whitehall, and the Hungerford Bridge way is quicker. Its also less busy.
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Sep 8th, 2003, 08:01 AM
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Thank you Ron & Jim. As it turns out, saving steps is even more important now, as my mother tripped last week and hurt her foot. Fortunately, it is already much better, and we don't leave until the 21st, so we hope it will be OK. I was looking at the map again, and we may even hop on a bus for part of the way. I appreciate all the info.
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Sep 8th, 2003, 09:26 AM
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Susan

Something else to bear in mind is that the east side of Nothumberland Ave has now been designed so that you do not need to cross any busy traffic roads to get to the south bank (unlike Whitehall)- and as Ben has said there is a lift from street level up to the Hungerford foot bridge (Golden Jubilee Bridge as it is now called).
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Sep 8th, 2003, 07:07 PM
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David, Thanks for this additional info. Looks like this would be the way to go.
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