Cycle Routes in London

Signage on the Quietways 1 cycle route

Exploring London on two wheels is a great way to see the city, get your bearings and enjoy a bit of exercise! Here you can the newest Cycle Superhighways and Quietway routes on the London cycling network, so you can tick them all off your list or decide where you want to start!

Greenwich ➡️ Waterloo (Quietway 1)

Quietway 1 connects Waterloo and Greenwich via Deptford, New Cross, Bermondsey and Borough. The route runs for a total of 9km along traffic-free paths and quieter backstreets, making it perfect for those who are newer to cycling.

Notable sights?
📍Greenwich Market
📍The Den, home to Championship football club Millwall FC
📍The British Film Institute at Waterloo Bridge

Connecting Cycle Routes?
🚴 At Webber Street you can join CS6, which connects King’s Cross with Elephant and Castle
🚴 At Great Suffolk Street you can join CS7, which connects Merton with the City of London

Nearby Stations?
🚇 Greenwich DLR
🚇 Greenwich National Rail
🚇 New Cross Overground
🚇 Deptford
🚇 Borough
🚇 Lambeth North
🚇 Waterloo
🚇 Waterloo East

🗺 Download a map of Quietway 1

Bloomsbury ➡️ Walthamstow (Quietway 2)

Q2 runs from Walthamstow to Bloomsbury, a distance of 12km. The route runs past Walthamstow Wetlands, a set of reservoirs which are one of the largest urban wetland nature reserves in Europe. The wetlands cover approximately 520 acres and are home to a number of different bird species.

Notable sights?
📍Walthamstow Wetlands
📍London Fields outdoor Lido
📍Broadway Market

Connecting Cycle Routes?
🚴 At Whitmore Road you can join CS1, which connects Tottenham with Liverpool Street
🚴 At Saffron Hill you can join CS6, which connects King’s Cross with Elephant and Castle

Nearby Stations?
🚇 Walthamstow Central
🚇 St. James Street
🚇 Hackney Central
🚇 London Fields
🚇 Haggerston
🚇 Angel
🚇 Essex Road

🗺 Download a map of Quietway 2

Victoria Park ➡️ Barkingside (Quietway 6)

Q6 connects Barkingside with Manor Park in East London and runs close to both stations for easy public transport links to central London. Why not enjoy a leisurely cycle alongside some of the prettiest and greenest parts of East London?

Notable sights?
📍Wanstead Flats
📍Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Connecting Cycle Routes?

🚴 A short cycle through Victoria Park would take you to Q22, which connects Victoria Park to Newham Way

Nearby Stations?
🚇 Barkingside
🚇 Newbury Park
🚇 Gants Hill
🚇 Manor Park
🚇 Wanstead Park
🚇 Hackney Wick

🗺 Download a map of Quietway 6

Southwark ➡️ Bermondsey (Quietway 14)

Q14 connects Blackfriars Road and Tower Bridge Road along quieter backstreets in Southwark, with some roads closed to traffic such as Newcomen Street. Did you know that Guy’s Hospital is the tallest hospital building in Europe (and the second tallest in the world)?

Notable sights?
📍Borough Market
📍Brunel Museum

Connecting Cycle Routes?
🚴 At Blackfriars Road you can join CS6, which connects King’s Cross with Elephant and Castle
🚴 At Southwark Bridge Road you can join CS7, which connects Merton with the City of London

Nearby Stations?
🚇 Southwark
🚇 London Bridge

🗺 Download a map of Quietway 14

Victoria Park ➡️ Newham Way (Quietway 22)

Q22 connects Stratford High Street to Newham Way via the Greenway – a popular, traffic free route in east London.

Notable sights?
📍Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
📍London Aquatics Centre

Connecting Cycle Routes?
🚴 At Bow Road/The High Street you can join CS2, which connects Stratford to Aldgate.
🚴 Off Lonsdale Avenue, you can join CS3 which connects Lancaster Gate to Tower Hill.

Nearby Stations?
🚇 West Ham DLR
🚇 West Ham
🚇 Plaistow
🚇 Hackney Wick

🗺 Download a map of Quietway 22


Tower Hill ➡️ Lancaster Gate (Cycle Superhighway 3)

CS3 is a major cycle route travelling east to west across central London and includes a protected cycle space along the historic Victoria Embankment. Why not cycle along CS3 to visit Hyde Park? There are a number of Santander Cycles docking stations both along the route and in the park, making this route perfect for anyone wanting without access to their own bike.

Notable sights?
📍Hyde Park
📍Buckingham Palace
📍Embankment

Connecting Cycle Routes?
🚴 At Blackfriars Bridge you can join CS6, which connects King’s Cross with Elephant and Castle
🚴 At Southwark Bridge you can join CS7, which connects Merton with the City of London

Nearby Stations?
🚇 Tower Gateway
🚇 Cannon Street
🚇 Blackfriars
🚇 Embankment
🚇 Westminster
🛥 River bus services from Blackfriars Pier
🛥 River bus services from Westminster Pier

🗺 Download a map of Cycle Superhighway 3

King’s Cross ➡️ Elephant and Castle (Cycle Superhighway 6)

CS6 is a major cycle route through the heart of London, which connects King’s Cross to Elephant & Castle via a number of major central London stations, including Blackfriars and Farringdon. The route includes substantial lengths of protected cycling space.

Notable sights?
📍Spectacular views over the Thames to Westminster
📍Imperial War Museum

Connecting Cycle Routes?
🚴 At Calthorpe Street you can join Q2, which connects Bloomsbury with Walthamstow
🚴 At St George’s Road you can join CS7, which connects Merton with the City of London
🚴 At Embankment you can join CS3, which connects Lancaster Gate with Tower Hill

Nearby Stations?
🚇 Southwark
🚇 Blackfriars
🚇 Farringdon

🗺 Download a map of Cycle Superhighway 6

Interested in the other routes that make up London’s cycling network? Here’s the full list.

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