Updated 5/5/2020 to improve the route data table and provide a bit more information on each route.
Zwift includes a wide variety of routes in several worlds, and this gallery provides a collection of maps for the different routes in the London world.
The following table and gallery provide more details on each route. Distances shown are as published in Zwift, but be aware that many of these rides have a lead-in. The lead-in is the ride to the beginning of the circuit, so you're not surprised when it takes a bit longer than you thought it would to cover the expected distance.
Once you complete a route, you will get an Achievement Badge for the route and earn bonus Experience Points (XP), in addition to the XP you earn for covering the distance of the route.
(miles / km)
(feet / m)
|Classique||3.4 / 5.4||82 / 25||0.46%||110|
|Greater London 8||14.8 / 23.8||902 / 275||1.15%||480|
|Greater London Flat||7.3 / 11.7||173 / 53||0.45%||230|
|Greater London Loop||13.1 / 21.0||836 / 255||1.21%||420|
|Greatest London Flat||14.7 / 23.6||534 / 163||0.69%||500|
|Greatest London Loop||15.9 / 25.7||1164 / 355||1.39%||510|
|London 8||12.6 / 20.3||836 / 255||1.26%||410|
|London Loop||9.2 / 14.9||754 / 230||1.55%||300|
|Surrey Hills||24.3 / 39.1||2877 / 877||2.24%||820|
|The London Pretzel||34.6 / 55.7||1876 / 572||1.03%||1100|
|The PRL Full||107.7 / 173.3||8605 / 2623||1.51%||3460|
|The PRL Half||43.0 / 69.2||3310 / 1009||1.46%||1380|
|Triple Loops||25.4 / 40.9||1850 / 564||1.38%||810|
London World HackIf you want to ride London whenever you like, there is a hack that is described in the main article in this series. For London, use world code 3:
ClassiqueLength: 3.4 miles / 5.4 km
Elevation Gain: 82 feet / 25 m
Average Grade: 0.46%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 110
This is a short, flat, and fun introduction to London, but don't get too thrown off when you reach the expected distance but don't earn the badge - this has a lead-in (shown in blue in the image above) that is actually longer than the course itself!
Greater London 8Length: 14.8 miles / 23.8 km
Elevation Gain: 902 feet / 275 m
Average Grade: 1.15%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 480
This route would be relatively flat, if it weren't for the inclusion of the infamous Box Hill.
Greater London FlatLength: 7.3 miles / 11.7 km
Elevation Gain: 173 feet / 53 m
Average Grade: 0.45%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 230
As the name implies, this is the basically tied with the Classique as the flattest London route, with only 173 feet of elevation gain over 7.3 miles. Like the Classique, this one has a longer lead-in than you might expect, so plan for a longer ride than what Zwift tells you.
Greater London LoopLength: 13.1 miles / 21.0 km
Elevation Gain: 836 feet / 255 m
Average Grade: 1.21%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 420
With a minimal lead-in, this route takes you on a figure 8 through London and then up Box Hill.
Greatest London FlatLength: 14.7 miles / 23.6 km
Elevation Gain: 534 feet / 163 m
Average Grade: 0.69%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 500
If you want to keep it flat but get some miles in, this is the longest flat London route.
Greatest London LoopLength: 15.9 miles / 25.7 km
Elevation Gain: 1164 feet / 355 m
Average Grade: 1.39%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 510
This is a great route to cover a lot of the London world in one trip. You'll bypass Box Hill in favor of Leith Hill.
London 8Length: 12.6 miles / 20.3 km
Elevation Gain: 836 feet / 255 m
Average Grade: 1.26%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 410
A relatively moderate figure 8 route allowing you to experience London and Box Hill.
London LoopLength: 9.2 miles / 14.9 km
Elevation Gain: 754 feet / 230 m
Average Grade: 1.55%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 300
A nice ride along the Thames that bypasses the Classique course in favor of heading into the English hillside.
Surrey HillsLength: 24.3 miles / 39.1 km
Elevation Gain: 2877 feet / 877 m
Average Grade: 2.24%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 820
If you want to get your climb on in London, this is the way to do it. With the highest average grade of any of the London routes, you'll cover the Surrey passes in both directions. This route has a short lead-in, so plan accordingly.
The London PretzelLength: 34.6 miles / 55.7 km
Elevation Gain: 1876 feet / 572 m
Average Grade: 1.03%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 1100
The third-longest official London route, The London Pretzel will allow you to rack up a pile of XP if you're looking to level up - you'll get as much as 1100 XP for the route distance (if you use metric), plus an 1100 XP bonus for completing the route.
The PRL FullLength: 107.7 miles / 173.3 km
Elevation Gain: 8605 feet / 2623 m
Average Grade: 1.51%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 3460
This is the longest route in all of Zwift, with plenty of climbing - matter of fact, you're going to actually do the same route as the London Loop, but you're going to do it 11 times. Are you ready to climb Box Hill 11 times?
The PRL HalfLength: 43.0 miles / 69.2 km
Elevation Gain: 3310 feet / 1009 m
Average Grade: 1.46%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 1380
Like its big sibling, the PRL Half follows the London Loop, but instead of 11 circuits, you'll do 4. Piece of cake, right?
Triple LoopsLength: 25.4 miles / 40.9 km
Elevation Gain: 1850 feet / 564 m
Average Grade: 1.38%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 810
This route allows you to experience just about every mile of the London World, including London, Box Hill, and Leith Hill.