Winter walks

Man wrapped up warm standing in front of yellow wall

There’s nothing better than chucking on your winter coat, woolly hat, scarf, and gloves to head out on a winter walk.  

Even though the winter festivities might not be quite the same this year, there are still many beautiful routes to enjoy and lights to see! 🤩 

All of the lights

woman looking at christmas lights

Whether you’re taking a stroll by yourself or walking with your householdyou can enjoy the fantastic festive lights brightening up Oxford Street and Carnaby Street. 

Or why not visit the ‘United in Light’ theme at Winterfest, Wembley ParkYou can see London’s tallest LED tree, alongside spectacular illuminations on the trees, boulevards, new digital artwork, and festive selfie-spots. 👏 

For even more dazzling lights, take a stroll through Kew Gardens as its winter trail lights up once againDiscover a glittering tunnel of bells, giant illuminated seed heads, and majestic trees wrapped in light, bringing festive cheer to youPlease check their website for updates and opening dates. 🎄 

Winter walks

Frosty leaves on the grass

There are plenty of winter walks to enjoy in and around central London. You could also try some winter walks in your local area. 💫 

To start, why not stroll along the South Bank, from the London Eye to Borough Market, marvel at the magic of Covent Garden, or for a longer route, walk from South Kensington to Soho, passing the famous museums, shops in Knightsbridge and parks in Mayfair. There’s many central London Footways to try.

If you’re looking for something away from central London, why not 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 which stretches from the River Thames to Nunhead Cemetry, spanning the fields, parks and woodland areas of the 50-mile area. Or wrap up warm and start a journey around the Capital Ring where you can explore many parks and marshes, and even have a relaxing stroll next to the Grand Union Canal. 

There’s also many wonderful walks through parks. The Royal Parks are free to go to and enjoy, and this year they’re encouraging you to stay well outdoors, immerse yourself in nature, and care for the parks.  

Get that festive feeling

Pop your headphones on and get into the festive spirit on your walks with our Spotify playlist 👇

Share your routes 

Tell us in the comments below what your favourite festive walk is 👇 



  1. Kingston towards Kew gardens along the river. Passing Ham house, Siam house and Richmond in the distance. It’s a great walk!

  2. Love this series, thank you for sharing where we can walk during lockdown and over christmas!

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