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14 Oct 2014

Best Walks in London




Getting on the tube may be faster and more convenient but if you have time during your stay in London, taking one of these walks allows you to see more of the city and become more familiar with the hidden gems and local's favourites.

For anyone who would like to see the city by foot, we bring you our pick of the best walks in London.



1. Richmond Park

Richmond Park is one of the best parks in London and although a bit harder to get to than the more central London parks, it is well worth a taking a day out to explore especially if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Richmond Park boasts a herd of wild deer which can be found roaming around the park on the 2,000 acres of open green space. It's one of the most picturesque areas of London with plenty of photo opportunities to be had at the Isabella Plantation woodland garden and King Henry's Mound. Richmond itself has plenty of restaurants and bars and our favourite is the The Roebuck which is situated at the top of the park with sweeping views across the local area. Sit outside here with a glass of wine or a pint of ale on an autumn day and enjoy some of the best views in London.
Find out more here: https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/richmond-park

2.Thames Path

Stretching from Hampton Court to Albert Bridge, this walk is not for the fainthearted but sections of it can be quite manageable and allow you to see the city from a different perspective rather than hopping on the tube or grabbing a bus. The section from Albert Bridge in west London to Tower Bridge takes in some of the most popular attractions in the city such as the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tate Modern while the section from Tower Bridge to Greenwich takes in Canary Wharf, the O2 Arena and the Cutty Sark. As this path winds all of the way along the Thames, from the Thames barrier to the Cotswolds, the best thing to do is to choose a section of it and explore that particular area.
Find out more here: http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/thames-path

3.Jubilee Walkway

One of the official walks in London, this one connects all of the main sights and attractions in the city and commemorates the Queen's silver jubilee in 1977. 15 miles long, you may not want to walk the entirety in one day but you can select parts of it depending on what parts of the city you would like to see during your stay. Divided into a series of sections or 'loops', the Eastern Loop is one of the most popular with famous sights such as Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe, Tower Bridge and Tower of London to be seen along the route. The Western Loop begins at Leicester Square and takes in such sights as Trafalgar Square, the London Eye, the OXO Tower and Westminster Abbey.
Find out more here:
http://www.walklondon.org.uk/jubileewalkwaytrust/


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