The best local spring walks in London

Spring bluebells in a wood in London

London is awash with colour as the City starts to bloom! We’ve partnered with Go Jauntly to help you discover new walking routes so you can watch spring unfurl across London. 🌼

🎯 Central London

⬆️ North London

➡️ East London

⬇️ South London

⬅️ West London

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Central London

Walk The Square Mile

Take a stroll through The Square Mile, the oldest part of London. Look out for the London Wall – built in the second or third century, it’s a lasting reminder of the City’s ancient origins. Don’t miss the cherry blossoms in St Paul’s Churchyard! 🌸

📍⏱️ Walk it in 35 minutes, 2.4km or 3,150 steps. 👣

The Humanist Bloomsbury Tour

Find out about key humanist figures and count blue plaques on this circular tour of Bloomsbury. Delight in the peaceful garden squares and stunning local architecture. 🙌

📍⏱️ Walk it in 1 hour 30 minutes, 4.1km or 5,381 steps. 👣

The Ultimate Mayfair Tour

Amble around Mayfair and learn about the historic Grosvenor estate and family. Spot the homes of famous former residents like Florence Nightingale and relax in some of London’s largest garden squares. 🌼

📍⏱️ Walk it in 2 hours, 4.4km or 5,774 steps. 👣

Nature in the City

Feel refreshed after this guided mindful walk through St James’s Park, Covent Garden and hidden green spaces. Stop outside Horse Guards and see if you can make the iconic mounted cavalry smile! 🙃

📍⏱️ Walk it in 1 hour 50 minutes, 4.5km or 5,906 steps. 👣

The Jubilee Walkway, Section 1

Cross the river and enjoy iconic London landmarks on Jubilee Walkway’s Western Loop. Make a day of it and celebrate the season at the riverside Garden Museum. With five sections to complete, the Jubilee Walkway is perfect for weekend wanders to get your steps in. 🚶

📍⏱️ Walk section 1 in 2 hours 35 minutes, 9.2km or 12,467 steps. 👣

North London

Family Fun Beside Regents Canal

We love this family-friendly and accessible route! If you’ve got kids, bring splash-proof clothes to play in the fountains at Granary Square from April, or simply wander through Coal Drops Yard before you reach the tranquillity of Regents Canal. 💙

📍⏱️ Walk it in 25 minutes, 1.8km or 2,362 steps. 👣 

Playing Fields to Jack’s Lake

Rediscover your local area and get some fresh air on this beautiful woodland walk! Follow the brook through Hadley Wood to a gorgeous lake view.

📍⏱️ Walk it in 1 hour, 2.5km or 3,281 steps. 👣

Golders Hill Park

There’s so much to see on a spring walk around Golders Hill Park and West Heath – you’ll never get bored of this local route! See flowers awaken and spot deer in the woods. Visit in late spring to enjoy wisteria-draped pillars and archways at the Pergola.

📍⏱️ Walk it in 1 hour 15 minutes, 2.5km or 3,281 steps. 👣

Parliament Hill for Little Legs

This toddler-friendly walk includes a fab playground for little ones and killer views of London.

📍⏱️ Walk it in 1 hour 30 minutes, 2.6km or 3,412 steps. 👣

East London

City Sunset Restorative Walk

Unwind with panoramic views of the City on this short walk by the river Thames. Take a moment to reflect in the serene gardens of St Dunstan’s in the East. The walls of this bombed-out church come alive from spring with Crimson Glory Vine. 🍃

📍⏱️ Walk it in 35 minutes, 2.5km or 3,281 steps. 👣

Wapping to London Bridge

Enjoy a jaunt along the river from Wapping to London Bridge. See new buds in Wapping Rose Gardens and walk beside local green spaces. Time your walk correctly and you could be rewarded with a view of the hidden Thames beaches!

📍⏱️ Walk it in 35 mins, 2.6km or 3,412 steps. 👣

Limehouse Basin to Three Mills

Take a step back from your daily routine and swap in a blissful walk to Three Mills Island. Start at Limehouse Basin and travel up Limehouse Cut, the oldest canal in London. Spot ducklings in late spring and look out for other wildlife along the waterways.

📍⏱️ Walk it in 1 hour 15 minutes, 3.9km or 5,118 steps. 👣

Sunset wander to Wanstead Park

Try to remember you’re in London on this epic walk through Bush Wood. See cygnets, goslings and explore blossoming Wanstead Park.

📍⏱️ Walk it in 1 hour 30 minutes, 5.9km or 7,743 steps. 👣

Botanic Shop Hopping in East London

You’ll be tempted to bring spring home with you after a ramble round some of the best plant and Botanic shops in East London. If you can’t be trusted to keep plants alive, explore other local boutiques or just enjoy a leisurely stroll through Ravenscroft Park, Haggerston Park and along Regent’s Canal. ✌️

📍⏱️ Walk it in 3 hours, 5.7km or 7,480 steps. 👣

South London

Waterlink Way Wander

Stay local and meander along the river using the Waterlink Way from Lower Sydenham to Catford – perfect for families or nature enthusiasts on warm spring days.

📍⏱️ Walk it in 40 minutes, 2.3km or 3,018 steps. 👣

Tooting Common Nature Walk

Loop Tooting Common and explore the protected grasslands. If you want a longer walk, join section 5 of the Capital Ring to Wimbledon.

📍⏱️ Walk it in 1 hour 5 minutes, 4.1km or 5,381 steps. 👣

Bohemians, William Blake and Banksy

Discover quirky hidden gems along the river, starting with beautiful Bonnington Square. Relax in the community garden or take away the latest special from its community-run cafe. Wander through Leake Street tunnel and admire the everchanging murals and street art tucked underneath Waterloo station.

📍⏱️ Walk it in 1 hour 15 minutes, 3.4km or 4,462 steps. 👣

Brixton’s Brilliant Black Heritage

Be inspired by incredible black activists and visit the Black Cultural Archives on this circular tour of Brixton. ✊

📍⏱️ Walk it in 1 hour 15 minutes, 3.6km or 4,724 steps. 👣

Great North Wood, Part 4

Explore fragments of the ancient Great North Wood including One Tree Hill, Horniman Nature Trail and Sydenham Hill Wood. Watch out for ancient creatures in Crystal Palace Park! 🦕

📍⏱️ Walk it in 1 hour 50 minutes, 7.5km or 9,843 steps. 👣

From Bridges and Butlers to Brunel

Be a tourist in your local area and expect plenty of photo stops on this scenic loop beside the river. Capture picture-perfect views of the City skyline on the walk towards the Brunel Museum. Circle back and sample the delights of Maltby St Market or Bermondsey’s many cafes and breweries.

📍⏱️ Walk it in 2 hours 45 minutes, 6km or 7,874 steps. 👣

The 5 Park Challenge

Head outdoors and see London in bloom on this epic walk from Battersea Park to Hampstead Heath. Explore riverside Battersea Park before you wander through tree-lined paths and the fragrant gardens of Hyde Park and Regent’s Park. Look back at the city and celebrate spring from two of London’s best viewpoints: Primrose Hill and Parliament Hill.

📍⏱️ Walk it in 3 hours 15 minutes, 11.5km or 15,092 steps. 👣

West London

Drawing Tour of Chelsea

Try something new on this guided drawing tour of Kensington and Chelsea. Challenge yourself to spot interesting details and experience the area in a new way. ✏️🎨

📍⏱️ Walk it in 1 hour 30 minutes, 5.2km or 6,824 steps. 👣

Capital Ring, Section 9

Get a spring in your step after a ramble through open fields and bluebell woods. Walk from Greenford to South Kenton along the Grand Union Canal, over Horsenden Hill and through Harrow-on-the-Hill. If you enjoy this, try other sections of the Capital Ring route.

📍⏱️  Walk it in 2 hours, 8.8km or 12,467 steps. 👣

Find more London walks

Get your steps in and see if you could walk your next trip with our Journey Planner. Or use TfL Go when you’re on the move. 📲

You could save time and boost your step count with these quick walks between stations.

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