The London Coronation Pilgrimage (aka Royal Route) – Tower of London, via St Paul’s Cathedral, to Westminster Abbey – 5 miles, 1 day. Delve into the heart of England’s history through the streets of the modern city. Take in relics of an old enchantment, when London was thought to be the New Troy, and Westminster Abbey was the holy of holies. Pick out holy wells and ancient stones, places of sanctuary and peace, the tombs of saints and the haunts of sinners, from the scrum of the modern city.
Linking the two traditional power centres of London, the City of Westminster and the City of London, via countless holy places, you follow the ancient processional way from the Tower of London, believed to replicate the lost palace of the Kings of Troy, through the popular and commercial City, to the political and priestly city of Westminster, in the shadow of the great Abbey church.
NB The majority of City of London Churches are closed at the weekend, City of Westminster Churches are open.
Click to download route/s in GPX file format for your smartphone’s map app
Instructions for using a GPX file to show you the route offline on your smartphone
Buy book: Pilgrim’s Guide to Sacred London
St Paul’s Cathedral Virtual Pilgrimage
Association of English Cathedrals
This route was devised by Jason Goodwin, in collaboration with BPT’s Guy Hayward.
Why can’t I print this out? I do not want to walk around London with my phone out! What is wrong with paper?
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