London’s 5 Most Picturesque Walks


One thing that you must know about London is that there’s not one, but many marvellous walks you can take in this sprawling city to remember. Its verdant spaces, historic buildings and winding streets offer the perfect setting and views as you explore the city on a stroll. Zone out in blissful nature or check out the city’s most popular attractions as you take one of these walks in London.

Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk

This memorial walk is perfect if you’re looking to explore London’s best parks and palaces. Grab the opportunity to check off four of the city’s royal parks including Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park and St. James Park. If you’re travelling with your kids, make sure to stop at the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial playground with a huge Pirate ship, sculptures, and teepees, all inspired by Peter Pan.

The walk starts at Hyde Park Corner, so join in anywhere along the way as Hyde Park Corner is a midpoint and only steps away from your luxurious abode at the Bayswater Inn Hotel Hyde Park. So, reserve your stay now because this walk is sure to make your London visit a memorable one!

Hampstead Circular Walk

If you’re looking to get the best city views on a walking route in London, the self-guided Hampstead circular walk is the perfect choice! This walk explores the highlights of Hampstead Heath, one of London’s most lush green spaces. Take the time to climb up Parliament Hill for panoramic views of the skyline, pass by the tranquil bathing ponds and admire the beautiful Kenwood House.

If you can’t get enough of this magical walk, head to Highgate Cemetery, with an atmospheric style of architecture and explore the peaceful wilderness surrounding it. During the chilly days, a visit to the nearby Waterlow Park with its three ponds and an abundance of wildlife is a must.

The Jubilee Greenway

One of the longest walking routes on the list, the Jubilee Greenway walking tour, as the name suggests was started to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with 60 years on the throne! This whopping 60km loop is divided into 10 sections that cover most of the capital and each kilometre represents one year of her reign.

As part of the first section of the walk, take a picturesque route between Buckingham Palace, near your accommodation near Hyde Park and through the winding ways of Maida Vale. You’ll then head up to Constitution Hill through Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, and the popular Paddington area. The serene canal pathways and colourful barges in Little Venice will be the highlights of the route. From here, you’ll continue your walk to Camden where you can indulge in some vintage shopping or treat yourself with tantalising takeaway food options!

Parkland Walk

For all the nature lovers out there, this one’s for you! It is one of the best walks to spot the wildlife in London including foxes, hedgehogs, and deer. This leafy 4km long walk follows a disused railway line that connected Alexandra Palace and Finsbury Park. While you’re on the route, you’ll also spot echoes of the back-in-the-day track in the form of abandoned platforms and tunnels. With your stay at one of the luxury hotels near Kensington Palace, take this peaceful walk, perfect to feel refreshed on the weekends! This walking route starts at Finsbury Park and follows the route towards Alexandra Palace.

The Thames Path

The entire 184-mile Thames Path walking route is impossible to cover in one go but offers scenic routes through central London that you must explore! The more achievable routes on the Thames Path include a walk from Putney to Tower Bridge, past the most significant historic sites along the South Bank, including the London Eye and Houses of Parliament. A walk perfect for a day of sightseeing in London, you can also opt for the north route that takes you through Chelsea, Hurlingham Palace, Westminster and the final destinations including the iconic Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

Remember, comfortable shoes are a must and so is keeping an umbrella handy for the best experience.

So, keep a check for discount hotels in Hyde Park to secure your stay and plan the perfect visit to London as you explore its best locations and landmarks with these spectacular walking routes!