Today is the National Walk to Work day and to celebrate, House PR have brought together the top 5 walks around London for a nice break from your busy schedule or even a weekend stroll! So pull on your trainers and let’s explore London together!
- Walk around and explore London’s Secret gardens
Take advantage of the sunny days to come and walk around the northern part of the City of London to explore its hidden green treasures.
Our suggested walk is a circle that starts and finishes at St.Paul’s Tube station, and focuses on the areas’ charming little gardens. Here you will stroll around the Postman’s Park – fun fact, it was once used by St Martin’s Le Grand posties for their lunch breaks. You will continue to the peaceful St Mary Aldermanbury, move on to the mysterious Barbican Estate Lakeside Gardens, and finally stumble upon David Hicks’s 1995 knot garden by Salters’ Hall and Postman’s Park.
- Sightseeing while walking in the Thames Path
For a river that extends from the Thames Barrier to the Cotswolds, we would be mad if we suggested walking it in one go, but there are a couple of routes we believe are worth trying.
One very interesting stroll for sight seeing is the walk from the Albert Bridge to the Tower Bridge. There you will see the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe.
Another option starts from the Tower Bridge towards Greenwich. This will give you the chance to walk around the very modern Canary Wharf and indulge in some history while admiring the historic Cutty Sark.
- Feel like you are in the countryside while walking by the Regent’s Canal
The direct and fairly quiet route from London Zoo to Camden Lock is best on a sunny Sunday when the canal barges and boats are active.
- Explore wild London
Treat yourself with a fun, untamed walk around Hampstead Heath, a park very different to the typical finely trimmed gardens of London’s palaces. Enjoy some of London’s greatest natural views across the city, while getting lost looking for its more than 30 ponds and who knows? You might come across a muntjac deer!
- Walk around London’s Oldest Royal Park
In St. James’s park you will find pelicans and squirrels who are accustomed enough to human interaction that if you are a bit patient will eat from your hand! It may not be one of the quietest of walks offered, but the picturesque fountain and the gigantic weeping willows will more than make up for it.