Jubilee Greenway

England / Europe

The Jubilee Greenway is a 60-kilometre route, which links the main sites in the capital that were used when London hosted the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The routes symbolic 60 km, which starts and finishes at Buckingham Palace, is a tribute to Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee which was also celebrated in 2012. The Queen opened the Jubilee Greenway at Buckingham Palace on the morning of 29 February 2012, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Gloucester.   Special glass markers were made to mark the route, designed by a community artist in East London and using London’s recycled glass in keeping with the sustainable principles of the Games. Sixty of the glass markers were wired with special underground lighting to create an EIIR feature art installation at the main Olympic site in Stratford. The Duke of Gloucester unveiled the lit feature in the afternoon of 29 February.  The majority of the route is ‘blue’ or ‘green’ in that it links up many of London’s parks and waterways including Green Park, Hyde Park, The Regent’s Canal, Victoria Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, Beckton Park, The River Thames and St James’s Park.  During the Games, the Greenway was used extensively by both residents and visitors to access the competition venues. The success of the project and the popularity of the path prompted the start of The Commonwealth Walkway Trust with the ambition to develop a Walkway in all the capitals of Commonwealth Countries, Overseas Territories and Protectorates. 

34.7 miles / 55.8 kilometres

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