London is incredible for many reasons, but the one thing that keeps visitors coming back is the sheer walkability of the city.
Thanks to the importance of the River Thames all of London’s main features, and indeed the original Roman town of Londinium, are all found on or around the river’s banks.
This means you can pretty much get to every major sight and attraction in the city with relative ease and, for those of you who don’t mind a good walk, there is plenty to see.
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Now let’s take a look at the best place to take a stroll whilst you are in London.
The Thames Path
As we already know, the Thames is what made London great.
It runs right through the heart of the city; and from Kew Gardens in the west to London City Airport in the east, it will get you to pretty much everything you could possibly want to see in the city.
Just choosing any section of river in the city centre is pretty extraordinary, but one of best is the stretch between Black Friar’s Station and Tower Bridge.
You’ll get to see the HMS Belfast, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Shard, and Borough Market.
The Regent’s Canal Walk
There is a small section of the city just north of Paddington Station called Little Venice.
Here you’ll find tranquil canal waters, riverside cafes and all round good vibes. From this little hidden gem you can follow the Regent’s Canal path for quite some time in either direction- but heading to Camden Lock is a beautiful and peaceful walk.
Pass the gorgeous Regent’s Park, stop off to climb Primrose Hill, then reach the awesome Camden Town to peruse the markets and try some stunning food.
Hampstead Heath Explorer
Hampstead Heath is often missed by visitors to the city, but it should be on everyone’s list of places to visit.
It’s a wild and vast expanse of parkland in north London, with acres of forest, grassy meadows and incredible swimming ponds.
You can spend hours walking in this beautiful green respite, and I would not dare try to tell you where to go- just have a proper explore, and don’t forget to visit the Spaniards Inn at the end of your day for one of the best pubs in London.
The Jubilee Loop
The Jubilee Loop is something that many people walk without even realising, and is another route that allows you to see a huge amount of landmarks.
This two mile loop takes you from Buckingham Palace through Admiralty Arch and on to Parliament Square. Here you’ll see Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.
From here you can head to No. 10 Downing Street, Horse Guards Parade then Covent Garden; then you can explore Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery, before passing under Admiralty Arch and up the stunning Mall to the Palace once more.
You’ll be in the perfect location to explore everything London has to offer on foot, and learn everything there is to know about these magical streets.
The only thing left for you to do is explore!