This London cycleway runs from Kentish Town to Elephant & Castle along safer roads. The cycleways are good for commuters or anyone looking for a safer route through central London.
The route starts in Kentish Town and heads south east to Somers Town and St Pancras. Near here there's Russel Square, the interesting area of Bloomsbury and the British Museum. There's also the Charles Dickens Musuem and Foundling Museum just off the route too.
You continue east passing the Westminster Kingsway College and the Postal Museum as you come into Farringdon near Clerkenwell. The route then heads south passing Farringdon train station, the Smithfield Market and the City Thameslink train station. Near here you can take a slight diversion from the route to visit St Paul's cathedral which lies just to the east.
The route continues south to reach the Thames where you cross the river on Blackfriars Bridge. You then pass Southwark tube station before heading south east to finish at Elephant and Castle. This final section passes close to the Imperial War Museum.
Cycleway 6 Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Cycleway 6 Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Cycleway 6 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Cycleway 6 Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
You could also try Quietway 1 for another cycle route through the capital. It runs from Waterloo to Greenwich through Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich. The route uses a series of back roads and quiet streets.
Quietway 2 runs from Walthamstow in the east to Acton in the West of London.