This is the complete route for London Quietway 1, a new cycle route running from Waterloo to Greenwich through Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich. The route uses a series of back roads and quiet streets to take you from Waterloo train station to Greenwich train station. Along the way you'll pass Tabard Street Gardens, South Bermondsey railway, the stadium of Millwall F.C and Deptford. At Greenwich you can head to the River Thames and enjoy views of Canary Wharf, the Millennium Dome and the Cutty Sark. You can also visit the nearby Greenwich Park which has a cycle path running through it.
Quietway 1 Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Quietway 1 Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Quietway 1 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Quietway 1 Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head to the recently refurbished Pavilion Café in Greenwich Park for some refreshments after your exercise. You can find it in a fine location at the top of the hill by the Royal Observatory. Built in 1906 the octagonal building is topped by a dove-cot with a weather vane showing Nelson looking through his telescope. In fine weather make the most of the large garden at the front and rear. There's a good menu which includes freshly made stone-baked pizzas, soup, sandwiches and hearty hot dishes.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Also see Quietway 2 which runs from Walthamstow in the east to Acton in the West of London.
For another route through the capital try Cycleway 6. It runs through central London from Kentish Town to Elephant & Castle along safer roads.