The Jubilee Greenway was created to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, linking the West End of London with the East End. It travels a symbolic 60km from Buckingham Palace through Hyde Park, to Kensington and Paddington, then along the Regent’s Canal through Victoria Park to the main Olympic Site. It then passes along Bazalgette’s Greenway and down through Beckton District Park to the Thames. The Greenway crosses the river to Woolwich and then returns along the Thames Path to Tower Bridge where it joins The Queen’s Walk back to Buckingham Palace.
The route is marked by more than 500 discs, designed by a local artist and made from London’s recycled glass, which have been installed with the generous support of Transport for London and relevant boroughs.
Her Royal Majesty kindly unveiled the foundation marker at a special ceremony on 29 February 2012. The changing of the guard was delayed at 11am so that The Queen could walk out of the main gates of Buckingham Palace and launch the Greenway. The marker has quickly become one of the most photographed assets of the capital and inspires many inquiries and walks.