Walking Getaways London

1.Thames Path, South Bank

You can start walking from London eye, moving along the South Bank until the bridge of London and the Design Museum, beyond the Butler’s Wharf.

2. Regent’s canal

You can walk 14 km. from Paddington up to Lime house. The more accessible part is between Camden Lock & Regent’s park, where the imposing houses is built near the river.

3. Richmond Park

Richmond Park has wonderful views of the River Thames. In addition to the Royal Park, there is plenty to see and do. It has riverside pubs and boats for rent.

It is half an hour on foot up to the Ham House.

4. Hampstead Heath

This large green area facing the city covers 8 sq. Km. and it combines grasslands, forests, lakes and ponds, both for swimming and for fishing.

5. Hyde park   

Definitely the most known park and what looks more like an English garden, Hyde Park is the largest of London. It opened to the public in 1637 by Charles the 1st and since then became very popular .

6. Kensington Gardens

Kensington gardens, inside Hyde Park, were private gardens of the Kensington palace  (open to visitors).

7. Wimbledon Common

Either start your walk from the windmill down to the Queens Mere Pond or take the path to the pine forest of Caesar’s Camp, an old bunkers from the Iron Age.

8. Blackheath

A green area without trees for all of those who enjoy flying kites is located behind the Greenwich Park ,while on the other end is located the Blackheath village.

9. WWT London Wetland centre

The largest bird refuge in London. 420 acres in 4 Victorian artificial lakes. It has trails, visitors center and observatory (They have recorded about 180 species of birds).

10. Highgate Cemetery

The oldest part of the famous Victorian Cemetery is the Western Cemetery, a romantic place with tombs, stone angels, catacomb and an unusual Egyptian Avenue. The most famous occupant of Eastern Cemetery is Karl Marx, the striking statue of which attracts visitors from around the world.

 

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