Self-guided London walks 

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Here are some self-guided walks around London. If you’d rather have a guide then check out our guided walks and tours in London, or search for walks and tours in November, guided tours in December and tours in January.

Walks in the City

These walks will take you through London’s busy streets, and past some of its most famous landmarks.

Big Ben to St. Paul’s2½ miles Walk all the way from Parliament Square to St. Paul’s, past Downing Street, Nelson’s Column and Trafalgar Square.

London Landmarks6½ miles A tour of London’s landmarks including Big Ben, the London Eye, St. Paul’s, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

Walks along the river

These walks will introduce you to the sights along the Thames, and down some of London’s canals.

Along the Southbank2¾ miles Starting at Big Ben and Westminster Bridge, walk along the length of the river until you get to the iconic Tower Bridge.

Historical walks

These walks will take you past some of London’s most famous monuments and historical buildings.

Explore Roman London3¾ miles Walk the walls of the ancient city of Londinium, and see everything that still survives above ground from the Roman era.

Walks in the park

These walks will take you on a stroll through some of London’s loveliest parks and gardens.

Four London Parks5 miles Walk through Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park and St. James’s Park, ending at Trafalgar Square.

Royal London4½ miles A tour of Royal London with three palaces: Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and St. James’s Palace.

Serpentine Lake3 miles Take a nice pleasant stroll around the man-made Serpentine lake in the middle of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

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