London is one of the most walkable cities in the world. Not only is walking free, but it’s a healthy and environmentally-friendly way to get around. Also, a way to burn those extra calories you take in when pub crawling. According to statistics, 1 beer equals 2 slices of bread. Now you do the math…
No need to worry though. Take one (or all) of these stunning London walks and stay in shape while soaking up breathtaking views.
#1 South Bank
The South Bank is a riverside walkway with views of Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. It is beautiful any time of year, day or night. This path eventually leads to Borough Market aka Foodie Heaven.
#2 Hyde Park
Hyde Park is the biggest of the four Royal parks in London. Soak up its green lushness while walking among leafy trees and still waters and appreciate this luxuriant greenspace in the heart of urban London.
#3 Little Venice
Little Venice, is a scenic canal area with waterside cafes and pubs. Little Venice surrounds the merging of three waterways and can be found just north of Paddington. Take a relaxing stroll through this tranquil gem in London.
#4 Royal Walk
The Royal walk is a circular walk, starting and ending at Westminster tube station. On this self-guided walk, you can expect to see some of London’s most famous tourist attractions like Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St James Park. Be sure to hang around Buckingham Palace between 10.15-11.45am to see the changing of the guards.
#5 Hampstead Heath
Hampstead Heath is one of the most loved public spaces in London. Not only is it a magical place with rich wildlife, but It’s the spot with one of the best views of London from the top of Primrose Hill.
#6 City Tree Walk
Trees play a vital part in the city as they absorb pollution, attract a diverse range of wildlife, provide shaded areas for children to play and create peaceful spaces for people to relax. Stroll through some of the greenest sections of central London with the enchanting City Tree Trail. This walk throughout the city will lead you to beautiful hidden parks and squares.
#7 Windsor Wander
Windsor is a classic little English town and also the home of Her Majesty, the Queen. With cobbled streets, historic buildings and a riverside setting, you will undeniably have a great time exploring. Aim for a rainy day to set the perfect dreamy atmosphere.
#8 East End Walk
The East End is a neighbourhood like no other with its diverse culture and unique architecture. For an urban exploration with a touch of history, take a walk through the East End. Discover Leadenhall Market and the famous, trendy Brick Lane.
So if you’re looking for things to do in London this weekend, explore London on foot. It’s by far the best way to see the city. Just make sure you wear comfortable shoes, carry lots of water and take regular breaks.
After finishing one of these awesome London walks, you can go pub hopping with a clear conscience and clothes that fit!
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