Temple Bar and Turkey Brook


  • Start: Turkey Street station (station code TUR, postcode EN3 5TT)
  • Finish: Turkey Street station (station code TUR, postcode EN3 5TT)
  • Distance: 12.90km
  • Total ascent: 121m
  • Naismith time: 2h 47m
  • London terminus: Liverpool Street
  • Ticketing: Oyster/contactless
  • Intermediate transport: Buses to Edmonton at Strayfield Road (8.44km)
  • Facilities: Pubs at Bulls Cross (1.72km) and Hilly Fields Park (9.70km); convenience shop at Turkey Street station


Full disclosure: Temple Bar is no longer situated on this walk, but is in Paternoster Square, north of St Paul’s cathedral. But the point of entry into Theobalds Park is still there. The Bar, the western entry into the City of London, was bought by the Meux brewing dynasty and re-erected in Theobalds Park, where it rested for over a century. There is much else to be seen on this walk, including a section of the New River (1605), which brought fresh water from Amwell, near Hertford, to London. There is the woodland of Whitewebbs Park, and the gentler greensward of Hilly Fields Park, then alongside the Turkey Brook back to the station.


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