URBAN HIKING IN LONDON

5 Day Long Walks In The Capital
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The Thames Path


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The Thames Path runs from Crayford Ness in East England to the Source in West England and, as you probably know, straight through London. It is an easy path to pick up anywhere and to walk and will give you great access to many of London’s top sights. We recommend picking it up in Greenwich and carrying on the London Eye (7.5 miles) or, if you’re up for more of a trek, all the way to Putney (a further 8 miles).


Diana Memorial Walk


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This walk tours Hyde Park, Green Park and St James Park meaning you’ll get to view a lot of London’s most famous green spaces. At 7 miles, it can easily be done in a day and allows you to visit several of London’s most important palaces and mansions.

Download the map here.


Canal walk -- Kings Cross to Little Venice



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This is one of my personal favourites. There are several adorable hidden cafes and bars along the canals and seeing all the houseboats is quite lovely too. If you start at Granary Square (perhaps after breakfast at Caravan?) and make your way towards Little Venice, you will pass Camden Market along the way. It's about 5 miles long but can be extended on either end as far as you like!


Hampstead Heath


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With well over 700 acres of land in Hampstead Heath, this is easily a day’s worth of exploring. If you’re looking for something that will make you forget you’re in London or just feel like you’re truly in nature (or even hiking for that matter) then pack a picnic and get lost in the heath.


City of London -- architecture tour



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London is known for all it’s slightly whacky nicknamed buildings (The Gherkin, The Walkie-Talkie, The Shard etc.) and if design and modern architecture is more your cup of tea, this walk will take you past the best of what London has to offer.

Download the map here.


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