There’s still time to register for the Breast Cancer Care – London at Night – Pink Ribbon Walk on the 4th July.
An exciting twist on the original Pink Ribbonwalk, the London at Night walk offers you the chance to experience a magical evening with inspiring people, breathtaking sights and lots of fun and laughter. Joining the team is a fantastic way to view the world’s greatest city at night and help make sure that people living with breast cancer have somewhere to turn to for information and support.
You can choose from the dusk (5 miles), sunset (10 miles) or night (20 miles) walk and the charity promise that you’ll not only have an amazing time but your support will help them continue to be there for anyone facing breast cancer. Details of the walk can be found here or read on below for more information.
5 mile route
Average walking time: 1.5 to 2 hours walking including rest stops.
Starting from our Pink Ribbonwalk event village within the grounds of the Imperial War Museum, we head straight for the river and follow the Thames Path along the South Bank past Lambeth Palace, the London Aquarium and Royal Festival Hall. At the Tate Modern we’ll cross the river facing the beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral from the Millennium Bridge before walking along the Embankment towards the Houses of Parliament. From this side of the Thames we’ll have a perfect view of London’s magnificent skyline before crossing Westminster Bridge and making our way back to the event village.
10 mile route
Average walking time: 2.5 to 4 hours walking including rest stops.
The 10 mile route has the same start and finish as the 5 mile, except where the 5 mile walkers head over Millennium Bridge, the 10 mile walkers remain on the south side of the Thames passing HMS Belfast and City Hall. We’ll cross the river at Tower Bridge and take a tour of the historic and contemporary highlights of the City of London – from the Tower of London, to The Gherkin, and on to the majestic St Paul’s Cathedral. We merge briefly with the 5 mile walkers along the Embankment before breaking away to make our way to Buckingham Palace via Nelson’s Column and The Mall. At Buckingham Palace we merge with the 20 mile walkers and take in Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament before crossing Westminster Bridge and returning to our event village by the Imperial War Museum.
20 mile route
Average walking time: 5 to 8 hours walking including rest stops.
The 20 mile route follows the same route as the 10 mile out to Buckingham Palace, from there we break away from the 10 mile walkers and make our way towards London’s lively West End. We take in highlights such as Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden and the British Museum before reaching Oxford Street and heading onwards towards Park Lane. Passing by Hyde Park, we make our way into Knightsbridge taking in Harrods and the magnificent Royal Albert Hall. We walk along the fashionable King’s Road and enjoy the leafy squares of Chelsea, before making our way back to Buckingham Palace. Here we merge with the 10 mile walkers and make our return to the event village as described above.
Routes subject to change