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The Ultimate Jubilee Line Itinerary

13 Sep 18
Visiting London

The Ultimate Jubilee Line Itinerary

13 Sep 18

The Jubilee line, slicing through the centre of the capital from the north west to the south east, links some of the capital’s biggest blockbuster attractions with its quirkier neighbourhoods. The result? A meaty itinerary that ticks off all the greats as well as revealing a satisfying glimpse of local London. Jettison your guide book and allow the trusty Tube map to take you on an action-packed tour of the city via its silver line.

 

West Hampstead

Join the Jubilee line at West Hampstead—a bustling high street lined with independent boutiques and plenty of cosy pubs, bars and restaurants. A jaunt from the verdant sprawl of Hampstead Heath, The Wet Fish Café & Brasserie is a local favourite, and for good reason—its Hangover Cure, complete with a fiery Bloody Mary and Wet Fish’s signature potato, chorizo and egg scramble, is the brunch of legends.

Baker Street

The literary allure of The Sherlock Holmes Museum in one direction, and Madame Tussauds’ waxy effigies of Prince Harry, Kendall Jenner and everyone in between in the other, make Baker Street one of the Jubilee line’s most sought-after tourist spots. However, the nearby Regent’s Park offers a far more scenic reason to visit. For a leisurely stroll through its smartly tended gardens, alight at St John’s Wood and head south-east towards the park. Skirt its pretty, swan-scattered boating lake and find yourself at Baker Street station.

Bond Street

Old and New Bond Street bristle with the glittering flagships of brand heavyweights such as Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen and Chanel. You’ll find these and plenty more across the road at Selfridges, London’s second largestdepartment store after Harrods. Around the corner is the more understated but equally sophisticated St Christopher’s Place, where you’ll uncover some very covetable treasures in the lovely boutiques nesting among the busy cafés and restaurants.

Green Park

Stately Clarence House and Buckingham Palace, along with the pomp and pageantry of its Royal Mews stables, make Green Park a very worthwhile stop on your tour of the Jubilee line. At the palace, stop in at the Queen’s Gallery to take in one of the finest art collections in the world—Rembrandt, Canaletto and Fabergéhave all featured in its rotating exhibitions. For something a little more contemporary, White Cube in Mason’s Yard features conceptual art at its edgiest.

Westminster

Like neighbouring Green Park, Westminster has more than its fair share of London landmarks. Once you’ve taken a tour of the usual suspects—Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben—make your way to Whitehall for a glimpse of 10 Downing Street. Take a walk along the river, admiring views of the London Eye, and cross over the Golden Jubilee Bridge towards the Southbank Centre’s cultural hub, a stone’s throw from Waterloo.

London Bridge

From London Bridge station, follow the savoury aromas to nearby Borough Market. The Jubilee line’s favourite foodie destination, this is where you’ll find everything from posh cheese sandwiches to a juicy slice of hog roast complete with crispy crackling. For something a little smarter, Borough Market’s trendy restaurants profess some of London’s coolest menus. Finish your tour at a traditional pub—there are plenty scattered around this historic neighbourhood, with the Old Thameside Inn offering fantastic views across the river.

*A word of warning: unless you’re happy to wedge into a tiny crevice under an armpit, avoid the weekday Tube commute between 7am-9:30am and 4:30-7pm!

 

Feature images © Onebluelightjpg/iStock; Luke Abrahams/iStock; Chanel; DaLui/iStock; Coldsmowstorm/iStock; vwalakte/iStock

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