Alphabetical Southwark


Following this 3 mile walk through Southwark between Waterloo and Borough Stations will take you along a thoroughfare beginning with every letter of the alphabet - except X (because there aren’t any).

CHECK LIST A [ ] B [ ] C [ ] D [ ] E [ ] F [ ] G [ ] H [ ] I [ ] J [ ] K [ ] L [ ] M [ ] N [ ] O [ ] P [ ] Q [ ] R [ ] S [ ] T [ ] U [ ] V [ ] W [ ] Y [ ] Z [ ]

To start you need to find your way to the Underground entrance/exit by the Shell Centre. From the main Waterloo concourse follow the signs which will take you over the road and down steps. Start spotting now.

With your back to the entrance/exit go to the left taking the pedestrian walkway under the railway following signs to National Arts & Entertainment Centres.

Continue towards the rear of the Royal Festival Hall then go right following signs to the National Film Theatre and Royal National Theatre. This road goes under Waterloo Bridge then past the rear of the theatre. Just beyond the green-fenced car park go right.

Cross over the main road (with the Imax Cinema to the right) and continue ahead. At the end of this road cross and take the road ahead running to the left of the Old Vic Theatre.

After passing the Stage Door pub go left just past Quentin House. Take the alley to the left when the road forks and at the end go right.

At the main road go left to the junction where Southwark Station is located then go left here. Take the first right then the first left alongside railway arches.

At the end go right and take the second right by the postbox. At the end cross the main road and continue ahead by the Prince William Henry pub.

Go right at the end then follow the road around to the left going under the railway. Go left just before the White Hart pub.

At the end go right along the main road by the Holiday Inn then take the first right. Take the first left but as this is a dead end you will need to return to the road and then take the next left.

Go right opposite the Loft and at the end go left then first right. At the end go left then sharp left at the end of this road. Go right before the railway by Universal Tyres.

Go left at the traffic lights then second left along the pedestrian street with bollards. At the end go right, cross the main road (use traffic islands) and continue ahead towards Tate Modern.

Take the first left, go right at the end and right at the end of this road. Continue along the gated road past Corporation of London housing.

At the end go right along the main road then first left just past the Southwark Rose Hotel. At the end cross the main road into the street opposite by the Menier Gallery.

At the end go to the right then left by the Rose & Crown pub. At the end go left then to the left of Munchies. At the end go right then left along the main road which leads to Borough tube station.


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