Wonderful walks through parks


London is home to some beautiful parks and green spaces, even right in the heart of the city 🌳🚶

We’ve teamed up with Royal Parks to bring you some central London walking routes that only take around 30 minutes! So, whether you want to switch up your commute or take a relaxing stroll, we’ve got all the inspiration you need ✨

Paddington to Kensington

⏱ 32 minutes

On this walk, you can enjoy the stunning sights of Kensington Gardens and maybe even treat yourself to a spot of shopping at the end:

  • From Paddington station, walk towards Lancaster Gate where you’ll find the entrance to Kensington Gardens🌷
  • Once you’ve enjoyed the sights, head towards the corner of the park where you can join Kensington Highstreet 🛍

Hyde Park to South Kensington

kensington gardens

⏱ 33 minutes

This is nice and simple, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to see on the way:

  • From Paddington Station, head towards Westbourne Street where you enter Hyde Park 🌳
  • Head south through the park, past the world-famous Victoria and Albert Museum and towards South Kensington Station 🖼

Green Park to Piccadilly

⏱ 23 minutes

This walk takes you past Buckingham Palace and through to Green Park station. It’s the perfect way to add some exercise to your journey and see a few sites along the way:

  • Take a minute to admire Buckingham Palace, then continue towards Canada Gate, the grand entrance to Green Park
  • Walk through the park where you’ll see Canada memorial, built to commemorate the one million Canadians who served with British forces in both world wars
  • The walk ends in the corner of the park where you’ll reach Green Park station. You can either get on the Tube here or continue your walk through Piccadilly 🌿

St James’s Park to Charing Cross

duck island cottage

⏱ 25 minutes

Try this walk full of amazing flowers and wildlife (and maybe even a pelican or two) – perfect for some stress relief:

  • Leave Victoria station and walk down Buckingham Palace Road where you’ll reach the corner of St James’s Park on Birdcage Walk 🦆
  • After walking across the Blue Bridge, you’ll pass Duck Island towards the corner of the park to the famous Mall where you’ll reach Charing Cross station 🚉

Find your way

Plan your journey with our tools. Check TfL Go when you’re on the move. 📱

Need more ideas? How about adding a quick walk between stations or discover London by walking and cycling.


  1. Please use what-3-words for directions, it’s SO easy to follow a route with it. If there is a particular area of a park that has an interest, a pond or bridge or even seats to rest on, it’s easily found with what-3-words.

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