National Walking Month - May 2019

Throughout the month of May marks National Walking month, the aim is to try and get as many people walking everyday and continue this beyond May. In support of National Walking Month, we’ve put together some great walks available around London and accessible from the VSC.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is practically on our doorstep and is an ideal place to go for a walk and get some fresh air. With lots to see and do in the park including visiting speakers’ corner and the Princess Diana Memorial, the Royal Parks are also running walking tours. If you’re an early bird and willing to get up at 5am on a Saturday, the Royal parks will be running a ‘Dawn Chorus’ walk on the 12th May, where you’ll have the opportunity to spot hundreds of different birds and meet like-minded people. However, if getting up at 5am isn’t your cup of tea, another walk is planned to take place on Friday 25th May during the afternoon in St James’s Park.

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The Jubilee Greenway - Little Venice to Camden

Explore some of London’s lesser known areas! Little Venice is situated a short walking distance between Edgware Road and Warwick Avenue and the route to Camden is about 2.3 miles. The route stretches along Regent’s Canal and you’ll also walk past Lords’ Cricket ground, Regent’s Park and Camden Lock. Camden has also got some fantastic street food markets, but if you’re peckish before why not choose our grab and go breakfast option (coffee and croissant for £2.90).  The Jubilee Greenway stretches on for miles, so it’s well worth trying out different parts of the route.  

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Walk the Thames

The Thames Path spans for miles and miles, but why not pick a route and see where you end up. Follow the route from the London Eye to Shakespeare’s Globe and across the river to Canary Wharf! There are also some fascinating pubs on the banks of the Thames steeped in rich history such as The Prospect of Whitby, London’s oldest riverside tavern.

Jubilee walkway

Not to be confused with the Jubilee Greenway... 

The Jubilee Walkway is 15 miles long but it contains some of London’s most iconic landmarks including, the Houses of Parliament, the British Museum, Trafalgar Square and many more. Walking along the Jubilee Walkway is a great way to explore London, you’ll even be awarded an online certificate at the end.

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London's Walking Tours

If you fancy trying something a bit different London has plenty of walking tours to choose from. Led by a professional and knowledgeable guide, visit some of the sites that inspired Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle with the Sherlock Holmes Tour, or discover some of the iconic buildings and locations that have been featured in blockbuster films with the Brit Movie Tour.

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If you’d like to find out more information about National Walking month, please visit the website.

*Please note, the information above is subject to change. Please visit the websites or contact the businesses prior to visiting for accurate information.

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