There’s nothing better than chucking on your winter coat, woolly hat, scarf, and gloves to head out on a winter walk. ✨
Try our favourite walks and find a walk in your local area. 🚶
Central London winter wanders
To start, why not stroll along the South Bank. You can start from the London Eye, heading to Borough Market, and finally marvelling at the magic of Covent Garden. Or for a longer route, walk from South Kensington to Soho. You will pass the famous museums, shops in Knightsbridge and parks in Mayfair.
Get some fresh air on your lunch break and escape for 30 minutes with one of the central London Footways.
There’s also many wonderful walks through parks. The Royal Parks are free to go to and enjoy. Immerse yourself in nature and watch squirrels scurry along the frosty grass.
Greater London walks
If you’re based outside central London, enjoy a stroll along the Thames Path, starting at Hampton Court, heading towards Staines. Or follow The Oak Trail in Epping Forest (you might even spot some deer here!). 🍂
For longer walks, some of the popular Walk London routes are a must. Get up early and watch the winter sun rise on the Green Chain Walk. This walk stretches from the River Thames to Nunhead Cemetery, spanning the fields, parks and woodland areas of the 50-mile area. Or wrap up warm and start a journey around the Capital Ring. You can explore many parks and marshes, and even have a relaxing stroll next to the Grand Union Canal.
If you’re looking for something closer to home, head to Go Jaunty’s Green Routes to find walks right from your doorstep. 🏠
Ready to go?
Pop your headphones on and set out for your stroll with our walking playlists.
Share your routes
Tell us in the comments below what your favourite festive walk is 👇
Kingston towards Kew gardens along the river. Passing Ham house, Siam house and Richmond in the distance. It’s a great walk!
I agree with you! It’s a great walk, I went on that walk at the weekend.
Love this series, thank you for sharing where we can walk during lockdown and over christmas!
Horsenden Hill my first game of golf
Since a child my mother took my brother and I, to oxford street Christmas lights on a number 25 bus from Aldgate. The journey felt like it took forever.but the lights was magical to my brother and I…mum was poor and she saved every single year to take us on the bus to see the lights at Christmas. Then buy us a Macdonalds, we would sit under the beautiful lights that seem to light up the sky. Then we would get the 25 bus back home. It was the best treat ever before Christmas. Something I’ll never forget. My mum is no longer with us, however we have kept this tradition up. Taking my granddaughter this evening on a number 8 bus to see the Christmas lights then a Macdonald’s.
I did a sponsored walk from Tower of London to Hampton court palace, mainly along the river. We stopped off at Banqueting house in Whitehall, Kensington palace and Kew palace. Wonderful walk taking in some amazing sites
Excellent to be promoting walking. If you want to walk using the Metropolitan line, have a look here: http://www.walkbyrail.co.uk