Explore the Trafalgar Square district with two self-guided heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme. Discover Trafalgar Square's "hidden treasures" whilst having a fun day out with family and friends!
Trafalgar Square is in the City of Westminster, at the heart of London. One of the most vibrant open spaces you'll find, it is home to artists, demonstrations, and national celebrations. Rich in history it is bounded by magnificent art galleries, an ancient historic church and Admiralty Arch. You'll also experience historic St James's Square, Jermyn Street famous for its shirtmakers and tailors, as well as Pall Mall and The Mall - and not forgetting Buckingham Palace, home to the Queen.
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1. St James's Square to Trafalgar Square - 1.5 miles / 2.4 kms
From the elegance of a famous London Square, home now to many powerful companies, you pass along Jermyn Street – a street for gentlemen looking for exclusive shirts, shoes, cigars and haircuts. Walk down a typical arcade with quirky shops and busy people. Along Pall Mall with its gentlemen’s clubs, before opening out onto Trafalgar Square, the centre of London, bustling with tourists immersed in history.
2. Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace - 1 mile / 1.6 kms
From the excited tourists at the foot of Nelson’s Column you pass under Admiralty Arch and into the peaceful haven of The Mall. Horse Guards Parade initially to the left, followed by St James’s Park, and elegant but imposing buildings to the right. Divert next along streets from bygone times, before returning to the Mall with Green Park to the right, and the regal splendour and attraction of Buckingham Palace, straight ahead.
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Each booklet has a page dedicated to the history of the town and 2 pages summarising each walk with suggestions on what to visit along the way. Walk 1 has 21 clues & walk 2 has 14 - both with detailed directions to follow. There are interesting stories about important people, places & events along the way; detailed instructions on how to find a clue if you're stuck; and a comprehensive map with the routes marked on.
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Latest Revision : May 2021