Area: Inner London

'The City Corporation has a special role and wide remit that goes beyond that of an ordinary local authority ... As well as supporting and promoting the City and providing local and policing services, we provide a range of valued services that benefit wider London and the nation ... We are also responsible for protecting and preserving around 11,000 acres of green space across London and beyond including Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest and Burnham Beeches. These spaces are highly valued by their local communities for the recreational and health benefits they offer, as well as educational and voluntary opportunities.'

Category City of London
Starting fromAround and About
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1134
Views of 'Full' Record1471

'Abney Park in Stoke Newington, one of the "magnificent seven" garden cemeteries of London, is a woodland memorial park and Local Nature Reserve, managed by the Abney Park Trust. We offer free public access throughout the year so everyone can come and enjoy this oasis of peace and greenery with a fascinating history.'

Category Hackney
Size (acreage)31
Starting fromAbney Park Cemetery
Description from

Abney Park Trust

Visits to the Website1088
Views of 'Full' Record1308

'Battersea Park is a large (83 hectares/200 acres) Victorian park, built between 1854 and 1870. It was formally opened in 1858. A major programme of work has recently been completed to restore and refurbish many of the Victorian and Festival of Britain elements of the park. There is much to enjoy in this Green Flag Award winning park including ... a grand one-kilometre riverside promenade.'

Category Wandsworth
Size (acreage)200
Starting fromBattersea Park
Description from

Friends of Battersea Park

See also

National Heritage List for England [Historic England]

Visits to the Website857
Views of 'Full' Record1323

'If you are interested in invigorating walks through the stunning countryside surrounding London, with a friendly bunch of people from all walks of life, then this is the group for you. Blackheath Ramblers strike out in all weathers and conditions, through frosted forests and muddy fields, into sun-dappled woods carpeted with bluebells and wild garlic, across wind-swept ridges and over sun-drenched downs, visiting medieval churches and picturesque villages along the way ... '

Category Lewisham
Starting fromBlackheath
Visits to the Website733
Views of 'Full' Record1549

'In an area with few green spaces or outdoor recreational facilities, the Cemetery offers an oasis in all seasons, with paths for walkers and cyclists, and hours of diversion for historians, genealogists, naturalists and connoisseurs of memorial art and sculpture. Brompton Cemetery is managed by The Royal Parks, under contract from the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and is thus Britain's only Crown Cemetery.'

Size (acreage)39
Starting fromBrompton Cemetery
See also

Brompton Cemetery [The Royal Parks]

Visits to the Website899
Views of 'Full' Record1319

'Bunhill Fields is a former burial ground in the London Borough of Islington, north of the City of London, now managed as a public garden by the City of London Corporation. It is about 4 hectares (9.9 acres) in extent, although historically it was much larger.'

Category Islington
Size (acreage)10
Starting fromCity Road, Finsbury
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website689
Views of 'Full' Record1165

'Capital Walkers was set up by Londoners who love getting out into the countryside as well as the lesser known parts of the city. The group is aimed at people aged 35-55. Everyone is welcome: you don't need to be a member to try us out and most walks have at least one new person on them. If you decide to take part, just turn up on a walk, there's no need to book ... '

Category Inner London
Visits to the Website936
Views of 'Full' Record1190

'We are a walking group for people living in and around London who enjoy getting out and enjoying our great countryside.'

Category Inner London
Visits to the Website624
Views of 'Full' Record1228

'The Historical Walk, laid out along the western side of the garden in the 1980s, has been planted to show the work of some of the best known people associated with the Garden's history, through plants introduced or first named by them.'

Starting fromChelsea Physic Garden
Visits to the Website654
Views of 'Full' Record1161

'One of London's largest open spaces, measuring 87 hectares, situated between Clapham, Battersea and Balham.'

Starting fromClapham Common
Description from

Friends of Clapham Common

Visits to the Website1304
Views of 'Full' Record1378

'Explore 19 acres of beautiful gardens with new interpretation throughout ...'

Category Greenwich
Size (acreage)19
Starting fromEltham Palace and Gardens
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website657
Views of 'Full' Record1292

'With its beautiful parks and open spaces, Hackney is a great place to walk ... '

Category Hackney
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website770
Views of 'Full' Record1288

'Short to medium walks, nearly always on footpaths away from busy roads – by rivers, canals, parks and woods.  There are usually places of interest to point out en route. The pace is also very gentle. There are always break–off points for persons who do not do the whole walk.'

Category Hackney
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website650
Views of 'Full' Record1405

'As our name suggests, most of our members live in either the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, or the London Borough of Wandsworth. We offer a great selection of walks every weekend - and often midweek too. Many of these are open to the public, and you will find them here, for up to two months in advance ...'

Category Wandsworth
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website872
Views of 'Full' Record1426

This is the Group's 'new' Website. The former Website Included access to details of a dozen or so Self-guided Walks but at the time of Review [8 March 2016] I could no longer find these details.

Category Camden
Starting fromHampstead
Visits to the Website731
Views of 'Full' Record1439

'Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit Hyde Park, one of the capital's eight Royal Parks. Hyde Park covers 350 acres and is home to a number of famous landmarks including the Serpentine Lake, Speakers'€™ Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.'

Category Westminster
Size (acreage)350
Starting fromHyde Park
Description from

The Royal Parks

Visits to the Website986
Views of 'Full' Record1224

'A hiking, mountaineering and trekking club based in London. New members are always welcome.'

Category Inner London
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website660
Views of 'Full' Record1236

'Walk Your Way to Better Health ... Walking Routes ... Walking/Wayfinding Maps ... Walking Programmes ...'

Category Islington
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website750
Views of 'Full' Record1312

'The London Borough of Islington is short of large parks and open spaces, given its status in recent decades as a desirable place of residence. In fact, Islington has the lowest ratio of open space to built-up areas of any London Borough. The largest continuous open space in the Borough, at 11.75 hectares (29 acres), is Highbury Fields.'

Starting fromAround and About
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website731
Views of 'Full' Record1680

'Islington U3A is quite new: it began in October 2013 in response to demand for a local U3A. Now ... we have over 350 members, 40 interest groups and an exciting future programme ...'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website719
Views of 'Full' Record1453

'The Park boasts a huge variety of trees and you can discover them in a Tree Walk Leaflet. And the Nature Trail with its activity packs brings children into closer contact with – and a deeper understanding of – the natural world around them.'

Starting fromKennington Park
Visits to the Website1009
Views of 'Full' Record1395

'The Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Group was formed in 1991 when more London Groups were needed as a result of expanding membership in the London area. Our members, united by a love of walking, have a wide range of ages, backgrounds and other interests.'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website660
Views of 'Full' Record1396

'Roam the meandering paths around Kenwood through 112 acres of glorious parkland. Set on the crest of one of the most popular open spaces in the capital, Hampstead Heath. Explore the ancient woodland, fascinating dairy, and look out for the beautiful sculptures and sham bridge.'

Category Camden
Size (acreage)112
Starting fromKenwood House
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website913
Views of 'Full' Record1331

'You are not alone if you include walking as one of your hobbies - it’s the most popular outdoor recreational activity in Britain ... There are lots of opportunities to get out for a walk in Lewisham.'

Category Lewisham
Navigate the Website>>> A to Z of Services 'Walking' >>> Walking for Pleasure
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website762
Views of 'Full' Record1229

'The London-based walking group for people in their 20s and 30s. We organise walks in London and the South East as well as weekend trips throughout the UK. The group is run by volunteers and we welcome new members.'

Category Inner London
Visits to the Website581
Views of 'Full' Record1137

'We are always delighted to welcome new walkers, both Morley students and Friends and anyone else out there.... Why not join us for a couple of trial walks after which we will be pleased to offer you membership of the club at a modest £8 per annum. Non-students will be invited to join the Friends for an additional £5.'

Starting fromMorley College
Visits to the Website685
Views of 'Full' Record1657

'Perhaps the least known, but most attractive, of the great Victorian Cemeteries of London. Consecrated in 1840, it is one of the seven great Victorian cemeteries established in a ring around the outskirts of London. It contains examples of the magnificent monuments erected in memory of the most eminent citizens of the day, which contrast sharply with the small, simple headstones marking common, or public, burials. It's formal avenue of towering limes and the Gothic gloom of the original Victorian planting gives way to paths which recall the country lanes of a bygone era.'

Category Southwark
Size (acreage)52
Starting fromNunhead Cemetery
Description from

Friends of Nunhead Cemetery

See also

Nunhead Cemetery [Southwark Council] | Nunhead Cemetery [Wikipedia]

Visits to the Website892
Views of 'Full' Record1142

'Stands on a beautiful site, surrounded by Wimbledon Common, covering 47 acres. Established in 1891 and as a crematorium in 1938 it has two service chapels and an extensive Garden of Remembrance.'

Category Wandsworth
Size (acreage)47
Starting fromPutney Vale
Description from

London Gardens Online

See also

Putney Vale Cemetery [The Victorian Web] | Putney Vale Cemetery [Wikipedia]

Visits to the Website571
Views of 'Full' Record1129

'The Inner London Area comprises nine groups located in London ... Although London may not seem like an obvious location for walkers, there are over 5,000 Ramblers members living here, making Inner London one of the most populous areas for walkers to live in the UK. The Thames Path, which runs through our Area, is the most walked path in the country!'

Category Inner London
Navigate the Website>>> Walk Ideas
Visits to the Website946
Views of 'Full' Record1333
Navigate the Website>>> A to Z 'Walks'
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website670
Views of 'Full' Record1298

'South Bank Ramblers formed more than twenty years ago. The group has a diverse membership covering a range of ages and backgrounds. Although most members are based in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, others are drawn from a number of London boroughs or even further afield. A love of walking is the group's engine and focus; for some it is a pleasure, for others a passion.'

Category Lambeth
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website877
Views of 'Full' Record1864

'With 92 hectares (221 acres), Tooting Common is the largest of our open spaces. The common is managed with the aim of keeping much of its natural character ... Tooting Bec Common and Tooting Graveney Common, together with Streatham Green are the remains of common land that once stretched as far as Mitcham. An avenue of trees marks the former boundary line between the two commons, now to all intents and purposes one.'

Category Wandsworth
Size (acreage)240
Starting fromTooting
Description from

Wandsworth Council

See also

Tooting Common [London Parks & Gardens Trust] | Friends of Tooting Common

Visits to the Website512
Views of 'Full' Record1090

'Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, a Local Nature Reserve is a unique site in London's Zone 2 and well worth a visit. As a closed cemetery and one of the Victorian "Magnificent Seven" it contains a wealth of beautiful, ornately carved monuments in sandstone, granite, and even Italian white marble with fascinating stories of the lives of those interred.'

Category Cemeteries
Size (acreage)31
Starting fromTower Hamlets Cemetery Park
Description from

Tower Hamlets Council

Visits to the Website564
Views of 'Full' Record1112

'There are a range of walks available in Tower Hamlets, from shorter health walks to cultural walks and guided walks. Each leaflet traces routes through historic parts of the borough, taking in a myriad of buildings and landmarks of interest on the way.'

Category Tower Hamlets
Navigate the Website>>> Walking
Starting fromAround and About
See also

Walk East

Visits to the Website639
Views of 'Full' Record1110

Social Walking Group 'Relaxed gentle walking with a friendly social group ... The walks vary in length from two to five miles and are taken at an easy pace with plenty of opportunities to talk to other walkers. There is no obligation to complete the entire walk, nor do we expect members to attend every walk. Our largest attendance has been twelve, but we have walked with as few as three and an average turn-out would be six.'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website600
Views of 'Full' Record1283

'Join our free Weekly Health Walks and walk in a relaxed and friendly environment, while enjoying some beautiful green spaces. These walks are designed for those that are new to exercise and last between 1 and 2 hours.'

Category Camden
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Camden Council

Visits to the Website863
Views of 'Full' Record1201

'Greenwich Get Walking is a programme offereing weekly and monthly led walks starting from various points around the Royal Borough of Greenwich encompassing local green spaces including the Green Chain, the Thames Path and areas of Greenwich's rich heritage ... Also a range of walking route maps for those that want to walk independently or take friends for a walk, and a range of cycle maps that can be used as extended walking routes.'

Category Greenwich
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Royal Borough of Greenwich

Visits to the Website558
Views of 'Full' Record1206

Access to List of Regular Weekly Walks: 'You can just turn up at the start but for the walks marked * we recommend you contact the walk leader listed before your first walk, as the walk routes vary considerably each week'.

'For other nearby walks see walkingforhealth and Walk4Life.'

Category Lewisham
Navigate the Website>>> Lewisham Walking Map [PDF]
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Lewisham Council

Visits to the Website722
Views of 'Full' Record1624

'Walk Tower Hamlets is our local health walk scheme. There are currently seven walking groups across the Borough - all are based at a local health centre or community centre. These weekly walks typically last about 60-90 minutes, ending back at the centre, with some of the groups also exploring further afield with monthly walks using the DLR to get to alternative destinations.'

Category Tower Hamlets
Description from

Tower Hamlets Council

Visits to the Website567
Views of 'Full' Record1281

Wandsworth Walk 4 Life 'The Council, with Wandsworth Public Health, has organised a series of walks to help you get fitter and healthier.'

Category Wandsworth
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Wandsworth Council

Visits to the Website466
Views of 'Full' Record1149

'Wandsworth Common has many features similar to Tooting Common, including strong involvement from local users. Its 73 hectares (175 acres) contain ecological and ornamental areas, sports pitches, tennis and bowling, a lake (fishing in season, membership required), trim trail and children's playground.'

Category Wandsworth
Size (acreage)175
Starting fromWandsworth Common
Description from

Wandsworth Council

See also

Wandsworth Common [London Parks & Gardens Trust]

Visits to the Website472
Views of 'Full' Record1067

'Wandsworth U3A was founded in 2002 and currently has around 300 members. We are a friendly, welcoming group. We hold a monthly general meeting, normally with a guest speaker, and currently have over 40 interest groups.'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website621
Views of 'Full' Record2193

'Waterlow Park is a 26-acre (11 ha) park in the south east of Highgate Village, in North London. It was given to the public by Sir Sydney Waterlow, as "a garden for the gardenless" in 1889 ...Set on a hillside, the park is set amongst ponds and offers views across the City of London.'

Size (acreage)26
Starting fromWaterlow Park, Highgate
Description from

Friends of Waterlow Park

Visits to the Website882
Views of 'Full' Record1285

'West Norwood Cemetery is a 40-acre (16 ha) cemetery in West Norwood in London, England. It was also known as the South Metropolitan Cemetery. One of the first private landscaped cemeteries in London, it is one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries of London, and is a site of major historical, architectural and ecological interest.'

Category Lambeth
Size (acreage)40
Starting fromWest Norwood Cemetery
Visits to the Website801
Views of 'Full' Record1324

'A walk through Greenwich Park from the Blackheath Gate on Charlton Way (53 bus) to the Park Row Gate (adjacent National Maritime Museum). The meridian is marked in a number of places.'

Category Greenwich
Distance (miles)3
Starting fromBlackheath Gate, Charlton Way, Greenwich Park
Description from

Janet Digby London Footprints

See also

Map of Greenwich Park [The Royal  Parks]

Visits to the Website731
Views of 'Full' Record1405

'The walk begins at Chancery Lane underground station and ends at Tottenham Court Road underground station. The walk will take about three hours to complete, depending upon the time spent in gardens.'

Category Camden
Distance (miles)3
Starting fromChancery Lane Underground Station
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1081
Views of 'Full' Record1527

'This walk explores some of Islington's many and varied squares and other garden spaces ... The full walk is about 7km (4 miles) long and takes about two to three hours to complete, depending upon the time spent in gardens.'

Category Islington
Distance (miles)4
Starting fromHighbury & Islington Underground Station
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website681
Views of 'Full' Record1389

'Explores nearly 2000 years of London's history, with gardens built around Roman remains and church ruins, the gardens of city livery companies, and those made in churchyards and on bombsites after WW2.

Category City of London
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromSt Paul's Cathedral
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website714
Views of 'Full' Record1468

'This walk starts at Blackheath National Rail Station and ends at North Greenwich Underground Station, visiting Blackheath, Greenwich, the Thames Path and the Millennium Dome. It is an easy walk of 5.8 miles (9.3 kilometres), with some moderate hills in Greenwich Park. The walk can be extended back to Blackheath by following the North Greenwich to Blackheath Walk, which starts at the Millennium Dome (O2) and continues through Charlton, Woolwich Common and Kidbrooke, making a complete circuit of 14½ miles (23½ km).'

Category Greenwich
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromBlackheath Railway Station
Description from

Mike Biggs  Inner London Ramblers

Visits to the Website796
Views of 'Full' Record1780

'Wander through the Bloomsbury area of London, made famous by Virginia Woolf and Charles Dickens, and see tourist attractions such as the British Museum, the Lamb pub, Great Ormond Street Hospital and other places associated with famous British writers.'

Category Camden
Navigate the Website>>> Writers Walk
Distance (miles)3
Starting fromTottenham Court Road Underground Station
Description from

London for free

Visits to the Website813
Views of 'Full' Record1746

'This walk starts at Brixton Underground Station and ends at Crystal Palace Bus or National Rail Station. The route goes via Brockwell Park, Ruskin Park, Dulwich Village, Dulwich Park, Sydenham Hill Wood Nature Reserve, Dulwich Woods, Sydenham Wells Park and Crystal Palace Park.'

Category Lambeth
Distance (miles)9
Starting fromBrixton
Description from

Mike Biggs Inner London Ramblers

Visits to the Website938
Views of 'Full' Record1948

'Camden would be a far less pleasant place to live without the presence of all of the trees in the streets, on the housing estates and in the parks.  Many of these are spectacular sights to see, shrouding eyesores, reducing air and water pollution, and contributing to the atmosphere and tranquillity of the valuable green spaces which give balance to the hustle and bustle of the Capital. These self-guided tree walks have been created by Camden’s tree section to allow you to explore this exciting part of Camden in pursuit of trees.'

Category Camden
Navigate the Website>>> Tree Walks
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Camden Council

Visits to the Website888
Views of 'Full' Record1493

'ViewRanger, the UK's leading smartphone Outdoors GPS App and CAMRA Campaign for Real Ale have worked together so you can install routes from the popular London & Edinburgh Pub Walks books onto your mobile. The ViewRanger Open edition app is FREE to install from your app store and each route costs just 60p (40 credits) to install.'

Category Inner London
Visits to the Website511
Views of 'Full' Record1268

'This engaging walk offers a chance to savour some of the capital’s most glorious scenery. 15 easily walked sections ... magically retained within London’s suburbs ... leave you free to enjoy it all at your own pace.'

Category Greenwich
Distance (miles)78
Starting fromWoolwich Foot Tunnel
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1089
Views of 'Full' Record1988

'Sean Patterson’s unconventional walks combine architecture, literature, social history and psychogeography to bring London’s past, present and future to life.'

Category Inner London
Description from

Sean Patterson

Visits to the Website540
Views of 'Full' Record1035

'Walking the streets of Kensington and Chelsea can be a fascinating introduction to its history. There are stories on every street, some of them both surprising and illuminating.'

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromKing's Road, Chelsea
Visits to the Website871
Views of 'Full' Record1303

'This tree trail has been created in partnership between Trees for Cities & the [former] City of London Festival.  It aims to provide a fascinating and fun guide to some of the most interesting trees and heritage sites the City has to offer, accessible to all visitors, workers and residents – young and old.'

Category City of London
Navigate the Website>>> Tree Trail
Distance (miles)3
Starting fromSt Paul's Cathedral
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website886
Views of 'Full' Record2793

'The City is an extraordinary beehive of construction, with tall buildings shooting up skywards at dizzying speed. The varied architecture of these buildings deserves intense admiration, as with a super-scale array of modern art. The surrounding plazas and walkways are also surprisingly traffic-free and a delight to traverse ...'

Category City of London
Navigate the Website>>> City Skyscrapers [PDF]
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromMoorgate Station
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website639
Views of 'Full' Record1571

'One trail, hundreds of stories: from world-famous icons to hidden gems, see more of what the City has to offer.'

Category City of London
Navigate the Website>>> City Visitor Trail
Distance (miles)5
Starting fromAround and About
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website784
Views of 'Full' Record1866

'Self-guided walks leaflets, each covering a different area of Clapham. Price £1 each, or all seven walks for £5.' Produced by The Clapham Society - The Amenity Society for Clapham, South West London.

Category Lambeth
Starting fromClapham
Description from

The Clapham Society

Visits to the Website709
Views of 'Full' Record1320

'CoolWalks are being developed by the local community around each of the borough's libraries to promote walking as a healthy activity at the same time as meeting new people and learning about the local area. The project is being facilitiated by CoolTan Arts in conjunction with libraries and public health.'

Category Southwark
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Southwark Council

Visits to the Website701
Views of 'Full' Record1399

'A look at some of the city's landmarks, from Whitehall through to Smithfield.'

Category Westminster
Distance (miles)4
Starting fromWestminster Abbey
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website588
Views of 'Full' Record1387

'This route has been designed to take you through the City and explore some of the latest developments in architecture. From start to finish the walk will take about 90 minutes at an average walking pace.'

Category City of London
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromTemple Bar, Paternoster Square
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website808
Views of 'Full' Record1835

'Takes visitors through four of the most beautiful parks in the world: St James's Park; Green Park; Hyde Park; Kensington Gardens.'

Category Westminster
Distance (miles)7
Starting fromDiana Princess of Wales Memorial Playground
Description from

The Royal Parks

Visits to the Website817
Views of 'Full' Record1662

'The Discover London Trails are "Insider Guides" that take Londoners and visitors to new places all over the capital. Pursue a special interest or explore one of London's villages. It's all there for you to enjoy. At the heart of each trail are London's smaller museums and galleries – there are over 100 in all, and these trails take you to more than half of those.'

Category Inner London
Description from

Culture24

Visits to the Website555
Views of 'Full' Record1585

'Follow in the footsteps of some of the world's greatest Economists. London has been associated with many important individuals in the histories of economics and statistics. The story of the city's roles in the early developments of the disciplines is told in the accompanying narrative from which it can be seen that a great deal is known about specific locations for significant individuals. In these pages we organise some of these locations into a series of walks ...'

Category Inner London
Description from

UCL Department of Economics

Visits to the Website626
Views of 'Full' Record1315
Navigate the Website>>> City Walks - finance at your feet [PDF]
Distance (miles)5
Starting fromAround and About
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website849
Views of 'Full' Record1416
Navigate the Website>>> Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park Ice Age tree trail [PDF]
Starting fromGeraldine Mary Harmsworth Park
Description from

Southwark Council

Visits to the Website630
Views of 'Full' Record1488

'The Grand Union Canal runs for 147 miles from Paddington right into the heart of Birmingham. As it links the two biggest cities in Britain it was a major transport link before the coming of the railways, although nowadays it is almost exclusively used by pleasure craft.'

Martin Loach has produced a detailed photographic description of the route.

Category Westminster
Distance (miles)147
Starting fromPaddington
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website901
Views of 'Full' Record2015

'A necklace of gems - sapphire rivers, emerald parks and fields with silver leaved woodlands on the crests of hills.'

Category Greenwich
Distance (miles)50
Starting fromThamesmead
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1099
Views of 'Full' Record1768

'Greenwich is home to the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, the Royal Naval College and the historic Queen's House, as well as offering many other unique attractions and highlights.'

Category Greenwich
Navigate the Website>>> Nautical Walk
Distance (miles)3
Starting fromGreenwich Pier
Description from

London for free

Visits to the Website659
Views of 'Full' Record1305

'The Hackney Parks Forum have created a series of leaflets mapping walks through a number of Hackney's parks and open spaces. The leaflets include information about the parks, walking distances and helpful maps.'

Category Hackney
Navigate the Website>>> Six Hackney Parks Walking Routes [PDF]
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Hackney Council

Visits to the Website658
Views of 'Full' Record1469

'The Hackney Society works to preserve Hackney's unique heritage and make the area a better place in which to live and work. The Society was formed in 1967 to involve and support local people in the conservation and regeneration of Hackney's built environment and public spaces.'

Category Hackney
Navigate the Website>>> Download PDFs
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

The Hackney Society

Visits to the Website869
Views of 'Full' Record1392

'Halcyon Gallery has arranged for the public placement of four of Lorenzo Quinn's monumental sculptures at sites throughout central London: Volare in Cadogan Place, SW1, Finding Love at One Hyde Park, the new luxury residences from Candy & Candy, SW1, Vroom Vroom on Park Lane, opposite The Dorchester, W1 and The Force of Nature II in Berkeley Square, W1 ... '

Category Westminster
Starting fromLondon
Description from

Halcyon Gallery

Visits to the Website732
Views of 'Full' Record1394

Four Discovery Trails designed by pupils at local schools discovering more about their local area.

Visits to the Website751
Views of 'Full' Record1396

'This curriculum resource has been produced with financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It aims to increase young people's knowledge and appreciation of Hammersmith and Fulham's history and heritage.'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website778
Views of 'Full' Record1341

'This walk explores some of the lesser-known garden squares, parks, churchyards and cemeteries in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and takes in part of the Thames Path.'

Starting fromWest Brompton Underground and Rail Station
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website735
Views of 'Full' Record1490

Local walking for health improvement  'Walkwell is the Hammersmith and Fulham brand encouraging people to take regular walks around local parks and areas of interest. The programme is very inclusive and would benefit the health of everyone, whether on a self guided amble or joining one of the volunteer lead walks.'

Navigate the Website>>> Download PDFs of the Walkwell Routes
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

Visits to the Website735
Views of 'Full' Record1504

'It is an easy walk of about 4 miles (6 km), with an optional extension to include Highgate Village (an additional 2 miles (3km)). The route is mainly on surfaced or semi-surfaced paths, but the extension to Highgate includes some steep hills.''

Category Camden
Navigate the Website>>> Hampstead Heath Circular Walk
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromHampstead Village
Description from

Mike Biggs Inner London Ramblers

Visits to the Website1137
Views of 'Full' Record4841

'For a minimal charge you can see the Heath afresh. Learn the songs of its birds, walk along its old Saxon ditches, admire trees that have grown there since Elizabeth I was a child, discover hidden gardens and secret arches, and learn to read the Heath in ways that will enrich every one of your visits.'

Category Camden
Starting fromBurgh House & Hampstead Museum
Visits to the Website677
Views of 'Full' Record1376

'Hampstead Heath is a wonderfully varied collection of natural habitats, historical features and beautiful views and landscapes. This leaflet provides three trails that will allow you to explore some of the Heath's very best places.'

Category Camden
Navigate the Website>>> Heath Trails Map [PDF]
Starting fromHampstead Heath
Walks described here by
See also

Hampstead Heath [Wikipedia]

Visits to the Website1363
Views of 'Full' Record2625

'Long distance footpath inspired by King Harold’s epic journey from London to Senlac Hill, to the site of the Battle of Hasting, 14th October 1066.' Note The original Website cited here was inaccessible for a time.  So I replaced it with a description by Kent Ramblers.

Category Westminster
Distance (miles)100
Starting fromWestminster Abbey
Description from

David Clarke

Visits to the Website1022
Views of 'Full' Record2860

'Iris Murdoch's novels retell the myths of the ages, situating the timeless archetypes in the familiar world around us. This series of London Walks explores the city through her novels, in which it is background - but also a catlayst. London becomes a charged landscape, electrified by currents of ideas and imagery bubbling up through the plots - that's what we are in pursuit of in these walks.'

Category Inner London
Description from

The Word Travels

Visits to the Website797
Views of 'Full' Record1274

Six Trails in Islington 'Walking is a great way to discover what Islington has to offer. Click on the links for details of walks that our members have created ...'

Category Islington
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

The Islington Society

Visits to the Website777
Views of 'Full' Record1584

'London has always been the center of Jewish life in this country and is the oldest place of Jewish settlement in England ... '

Category City of London
Starting fromOld Jewry
Visits to the Website723
Views of 'Full' Record1239

'Marks Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. This 37 mile walking and cycling route is exactly 60 kilometres long - one kilometre for each year of Her Majesty's reign.'

Category Westminster
Distance (miles)37
Starting fromBuckingham Palace
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1019
Views of 'Full' Record2185

'Essential London — you really couldn’t be anywhere else. A classic collection of the capital’s most iconic landmarks awaits you ...'

Category Westminster
Navigate the Website>>> Jubilee Walkway
Distance (miles)15
Starting fromLeicester Square, City of Westminster
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website928
Views of 'Full' Record1936

'The walk explores Holland Park, which has a mixture of formal and wooded terrains, before cutting through the back streets of Kensington and exploring the more-manicured Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. It makes much use of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Walk, as this route effectively links the main features of both these parks, before returning to High Street Kensington station via an impressive diplomatic enclave.'

Navigate the Website>>> Kensington Circular Walk
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromHigh Street Kensington Station
Description from

Mike Biggs Inner London Ramblers

Visits to the Website978
Views of 'Full' Record1507

'Takes in parks, garden squares, churchyards, community gardens and other green spaces of historic interest in Lambeth and west Southwark.'

Category Lambeth
Distance (miles)5
Starting fromWaterloo Railway Station
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website598
Views of 'Full' Record1324

'The Limehouse Cut was the first navigable canal to be dug in London and provides a pleasant and interesting green walk between Limehouse Basin in the west and the River Lea to the east ... The walk is about 2.5 kilometres in length to the Lea Navigation at Bow Locks and 3 kilometres in length to Three Mills.'

Category Tower Hamlets
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromLimehouse Basin
Description from

Hugo Marchant

See also

Three Mills and the Canals [AA Walks and Bike Rides]

Visits to the Website780
Views of 'Full' Record2233

'This walk starts and finishes at the picturesque Little Venice and takes you through the beautiful green corridor of The Regent's Canal, Primrose Hill and St John's Wood ...'

Note from the Canal & River Trust: 'We’ve previously hosted the details of a number of different walking and cycling routes. However, when we looked at them closely we weren’t convinced that all of our routes were completely accurate. We don’t want you to get lost trying to follow one of our routes and so we have removed them for now. We would like to add them back onto our website for everyone to enjoy. If you think you could spare the time to go and check one of our old routes, make sure the distance is correct and fill us in on the best parking spots and transport links then please email us ... In the meantime you can find some great canal and river walking routes at iFootpath ...'

Category Camden
Distance (miles)5
Starting fromWarwick Avenue Underground Station
Walks described here by
See also

Regents Canal [Annierak]

Visits to the Website797
Views of 'Full' Record1442

'London Architecture Walks is committed to showing you the famous and hidden architectural wonders of the greatest city in the world. We offer a comprehensive range of guided walks for you to choose from, each scheduled at a time to suit you and with a practising architect as your own personal guide ...'

Category Inner London
Description from

London Architecture Walks

Visits to the Website512
Views of 'Full' Record1264

'Here are some self-guided walks around London. We also have a section for Guided Walks in London.'

Category Inner London
Description from

London Drum City Guide

Visits to the Website662
Views of 'Full' Record1277

'Information and maps for various free self-guided walking tours, which each cover a different part of London. Simply choose the area you want to explore, print the walk and go London sightseeing for free.'

Category Inner London
Description from

London for Free

Visits to the Website633
Views of 'Full' Record1302

'Enjoy the ultimate traditional English ale & London pub walking tour. Only the best 200 London pubs make our list, the oldest & most interesting ...'

Category Inner London
Description from

London Pub Crawl Company

Visits to the Website861
Views of 'Full' Record1333

'Operates private pre-booked guided walking tours of London's historic pubs. To go on a London Tavern Tour, make a booking by e mail or phone, or book online ... '

'We are supporters of the Campaign for Real Ale. CAMRA campaigns for real ale and real pubs.'

Category Inner London
Description from

London Tavern Trails Ltd

Visits to the Website577
Views of 'Full' Record1341

'These walks are designed as an aid to exploring Central London independently. We believe the best way of seeing London is on foot, supplemented by the use of public transport where prudent ... '

Category Inner London
Description from

The London Toolkit

Visits to the Website921
Views of 'Full' Record1947

'London Walks is the oldest urban walking tour company in the world. It's also – by common consent – the premier urban walking tour company in the world. It's the gold standard. A simple fact and a 24-carat judgement. And they alloy perfectly ... '

Category Inner London
Description from

London Walks Ltd

Visits to the Website607
Views of 'Full' Record1312

'The London Wall Walk, as it was originally planned in 1984, followed the original line of the City wall for much of its length, from the royal fortress of the Tower of London to the Museum of London. The walk consisted of a series of 23 panels that did not only pick out surviving remains but also pinpointed sites of importance to the history of the city wall and gates. The Walk is about 3.2km (2 miles) long and may take between one and two hours. Wheelchairs can reach most individual sites although access is difficult at some points ...' Note that the Link now given here replaces one to the Museum of London which is unreliable. However, if you search their Site for 'London Wall Walk' you might surface a copy of the PDF from which the description in this Entry is taken.

Category City of London
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromTower of London
Description from

Janet Digby London Footprints

Visits to the Website561
Views of 'Full' Record1223

'Guided Walks by Paul Talling : River Fleet, River Westbourne, London Docks (Wapping), Royal Woolwich Dockyard & Royal Arsenal Canal, Isle of Dogs, the Grand Surrey Canal & The Lost Rivers of Hampstead.'

Category Guided Walks
Description from

London's Lost Rivers

Visits to the Website494
Views of 'Full' Record1178

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