15 Jun London’s Best Walks
London is a huge city and is probably one of the best city to have a walk in all the different villages! A lot of guiding walks are organised now in the City but if you want to stay with your family, lover, friends or on your own, here is a guide to our London’s Best Walks!
1- Notting Hill Walk, discover the famous village!
Begin your walk at Notting Hill Gate station. Then take the Pembridge Road that will lead you to Portobello Road, which is known for its colourful houses and its street market! Turn right on Lonsdale Rd and take the Colville Mews. This mews is probably one of the most famous of London for its colours and it is a good spot for photographs. Join Ledbury Road and turn left on Westbourne Grove, you will arrive at Chepstow Road which is the perfect representation of Notting Hill’s architecture and colours. You will also have cosy cafes and bars to rest on sunny days. We advise you to go up the street and turn left on Westbourne Park Road. You will cross Portobello Road and if you are a Notting Hill Film lover, you will walk in front of Hugh Grant’s blue door (next to the Starbucks). Then take Ladbroke Grove and get down the street. You will walk in between the private gardens of Ladbroke. You will arrive on Holland Park Avenue, turn right, direction Holland Park and visit this absolutely wonderful park, with the Kyoto Gardens and the lost wood. After you can have a walk around Holland Park to stare at this beautiful Victorian architecture that is well-known to Notting Hill.
- Start at Notting Hill Gate Station
- End at Holland Park Station
- 3.2 Miles
- 1h30 of walk approximately
2- Diana Memorial Walk through 4 Royal Parks, get to know the famous parks!
This 7 miles walk in the Centre West of London is probably the most famous one. Begin your walk at Queensway station and enter the Kensington Gardens. You will walk in front of the Kensington Palace and you can have a visit if you check the opening times here. Then walk behind the Albert Memorial and across the Serpentine Gallery (free exhibitions). You are now in Hyde Park, follow the Serpentine river until the Rose gardens and you will arrive at the Hyde Park Corner where you can visit the stunning Apsley House. Just after the Wellington Arch you will see Green Park, stand on the left inside the park and enjoy the summer weather in this beautiful garden. Turn right on The Broad Walk and here you are in front of Buckingham Palace. It is often open to the public but not if the Queen is in the palace, so be sure to check on this website. You can also visit the Queen’s Gallery or St James’s Palace. Follow The Mall and you will be in St James’s Park, which is probably the most stunning park of all four. Cross the river and enjoy the incredible view of Buckingham Palace. Then go back in Green park but stand on left this time, near the Canadian Memorial. Enter again in Hyde Park but stand on your right this time and go up the park. You will see the Four Winds Fountain, the Parade Ground and if you turn on the left you will see the old police house. Follow up the Long River and have a drink in the Italian Gardens. Go down the river and you will see the Peter pan Status. Then Turn right and rest around the Round Pound before joining the Queensway Station.
Route details here.
- Start at Queensway Station
- End at Queensway Station
- 7 miles
- 3h20 of walk approximately
3- Hampstead Heath and Village, the secret walking tour!
Hampstead, in the north of London, is very little known but is one of the most beautiful places of the city. It feels like a small neighborhood full of diversity and stunning architecture. Hampstead Heath, the huge parks in Hampstead has a breathtaking view on all the city. You can have a walk in this incredible park and visit the Kenwood House, the hill garden and Pergola, then you can end up your walk in the town and have a drink after this amazing journey through Hampstead. (We advise Hampstead High Street ; Church Row ; Old Hampstead Village)
- 2 hours of walk approximately
- 4 miles
- Start at Hampstead Heath station
- End at Hampstead Station
4- Regent’s Canal through Camden, the punk tour!
Start your walk at Little Venice, (tube station Warwick Avenue or Edgware Road) and follow the Regent’s Canal to Regent’s Park. Discover this wonderful park in the north of London and have a coffee at The Hub before going back to your walk. Continue to walk along the regent’s river and you will arrive at Camden Town. Enjoy the punk market and the crazy atmosphere of this borough of London. You can finish your walk at Camden Town Station.
- 50 minutes of walk
- 2.4 miles
- Start at Edgware Road Station
- End at Camden Town Station
5- Hampton Court to Richmond, discover the historic south!
You can start your walk from Hampton Court Palace, a Tudor castle from the 16th century, it is worth the visit. Then you can have your walk in Hampton park which is stunning, you have a lot of cafes and shops if you want to get some rest. Then follow the Thames River path to Canbury Gardens which is a small park along the Thames River. After you can cross Richmond which is a beautiful neighbourhood in London and end your walk in Richmond park where you can stared at incredible wildlife and feel close to the nature but still stay in the city.
- 1h30 of walk
- 3.4 miles
- Start at Hampton Court station
- End at Richmond Station
6- Whitechapel and Shoreditch
Begin your walk at Aldgate East station, then take Brick Lane Street. This walk is the best one for a sunny weekend because there is the Brick Lane Market, one of the famous street markets in London! Brick lane is also well known for its street art. If you are interested in the case Jack the Ripper, turn left on Fournier Street and have a drink in the Ten Bells, an old pub in Spitalfield where Jack the Ripper’s victims used to have drinks. Join the A10, a great place to do shopping! Go up the street and you will arrive at the Geffrye Museum, which is a museum that explores homes from the 17th century to nowadays, and it is free.
- Less than 2 miles
- 30/40 minutes of walk
- Start at Aldgate East Station
- End at Hoxton Station
Once you will arrive in Greenwich with the Cruises, take a moment to visit the Cutty Sark, an old and historic boat. Then take the King William Walk and you will arrive in Greenwich Park which is a stunning park where you could rest and have a walk in the gardens. You could also visit the Queen’s house and the Royal Observatory of Greenwich and have an excellent coffee at the Coffee Gabin. We advise you to rest at One Tree Hill where you will have an incredible view of the City. Then have lunch or dinner at the Plume of Feathers (gastro-pub) and join the cruises to leave Greenwich.
- Approximately 2.5 miles
- 1h of walk
- Walk Start at the Cruises’s stop : Greenwich
- The Walk end at the Cruises’s stop : Greenwich
8- Thames Path
Join the Thames Path from Pimlico and start your walk along the Thames River, you will pass in front of the Tate Britain so check the exhibitions of the moment here if you want to visit. Then walk on the Millbank Road, along the Thames River. You will cross the Abingdon Street Gardens before joining the Parliament. Time to take photos of Big Ben! Then join the Thames Path again, just after the parliament on Victoria Embankment. On your right, you will have the Tattershall Castle restaurant, which is a well-known restaurant on the Thames. This is a great walk on sunny days because you could rest on a bench or in a pub and stare at the beautiful view, and if you are tired, there are many tube’s stations along the river! A few minutes later you will see the Blackfriars Station.
- Start at Pimlico Station
- End at Blackfriars Station
- 2.6 miles
- 1h of walk
Tell us if you did ones of these walks in London and if you enjoyed it as much as we did! With FG Properties, we can find you the perfect flat in one of these places to enjoy a real Londoners life!