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London is one of the greatest cities in the world, as there's something for everyone to see and do. Below a selection of walks of varying lengths and difficulty that cover the vast majority of the city as well as some of the home counties.

Transport for London also have a selection of walks on their website.

Some considerations[edit]

  • Do not feel that you have to follow or complete the walks given on this page exactly as written. If there's something interesting down a side street or "off the route" feel, you can adapt the route as per the diversion you take (E.g. walking along a canal/river rather than a road), and if you want avoid a busy road by using one of London's many green spaces or parks, also feel free to do this as well.
  • You can also break up the longer walks into multiple sections, as most Londoners won't be walking the length of a Marathon on a regular basis! See the section "Sleep" for more information.

A few things to take note of whilst walking:

  • Rush Hour/Peak travelling time is usually between 7am and 10am in the morning and 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Because of this, it's strongly recommended that you try and travel to your start point and from your end point out of these times, as trains are significantly busier at these times and train tickets are more expensive, including Tube travel. If you get a all-day travelcard specifically for London, this will also allow you to use any bus route, including those at night, which will be extremely useful for the walks that end in the suburbs. You can also use one of the iconic Black Cabs by booking one in advance, hailing one on the street, or going to a designated taxi rank, which are located at a major building such as a station. If you want a cheaper alternative to these, you can use Uber to request a taxi to your exact location. Uber also run the Thames Clippers/Uber Boats alongside TfL, which can be used as a fast way to travel along the Thames from Central London to the suburbs.
    • For more information about TfL run rail, bus, taxi and boat services, including the Woolwich Ferry and the Tube's night service, look on the Transport for London (TfL) website. For information about mainline tickets and times, look on the National Rail and Trainline websites, the latter of which includes coach routes across the UK and international rail travel across Europe.
  • For video versions of these walking instructions, visit the YouTube channel Railway, London & Maritime Bloke, who creates a selection of videos about walks in London and the city in general as well as other videos about the UK railways and anything maritime relate. The specific channel playlist you want for these walks is called London Walks.
  • UK weather can be unpredictable, as a sudden downpour can dampen your plans and enthusiasm quickly, make sure to bring an umbrella and/or raincoat. By contrast, make sure to take enough water and possibly sun cream on a warm and sunny day.
  • Sturdy, "Sensible" Footwear is a must. Whilst trainers and sandals are OK for walks in the City or West End, where you are on paved paths or pavements (U.S. Sidewalks), longer walks in London's green spaces or the country beyond the fringes of suburban Metroland, and into parts of the home counties, will take you through fields and rough terrain, where good quality walking boots are required/strongly recommended.
  • Be aware that major urban roads in Greater London can have issues with traffic congestion, which comes with the associated fumes. By comparison, some streets in the outer suburbs and beyond can be highly residential in nature, and so appropriate politeness and respect of privacy will be appreciated.
  • Not all streets and paths in London and the surrounding region are public, so some may be closed at short notice. Obvious security measures like gates, barriers or legally worded signs are indicators, and evidence of 'services' in back-alleys, such as parking and waste bins, are another indication a path might not be public.
  • If you're unsure of where to go, use a suitable map to guide you. Both Open Street Map and Google Maps have good coverage of the Greater London area, and plenty of Londoners still use an "A-Z" widely available in bookstores. In the countryside around London, the OS Explorer series will also be useful to show you where footpaths are as well as diversions if needed.
    • For shorter distances within a residential area/community (E.g. Around Watford or the West End), there will be plenty of people who will be willing to help you.
  • Some of the cross London and long distance walks will take several days to complete, so make sure that you book overnight accommodation along the routes of these walks in manageable chunks. For more information about where to book, look at the section "Sleep".

Short walks (Under 5 miles)[edit]

The easiest walks that are highly wheelchair and disability friendly.

Walk 1: Paddington station to Camden Market[edit]

(via Little Venice)

Walk length: 2.7 mi (4.3 km)

Starting Point Paddington.
Ending Point Camden Market
Near Start Fleming Laboratory Museum
On (or near route:) Sheldon Square complex, Little Venice, Lisson Grove, London Zoo.
Near End Camden Markets.
Further afield. Roundhouse , Marine Ices. (Up Chalk Farm Road)
  1. From Paddington’s concourse, follow the signs to platforms 15 and 16. Just before you get to the ticket barriers, turn right up some steps, which should take you to the canal, and turn left under the road bridge. This should take you to Little Venice after about 100 metres.
  2. At Little Venice, cross over the footbridge, and then turn right after this, which should take you along the Regents Canal Towpath. Just after joining it, follow the footpath onto Blomfield Road, and this should take you to the A5/Edgware Road. Here, cross over onto Aberdeen Place, and follow it until you get to a footpath taking you back to the canal.
  3. After about 100 metres, you should arrive at the B507/Lisson Grove. Cross over it, and then turn left onto the towpath that takes you pass Lisson Grove Moorings, which should be on the other side of the towpath to where you’re walking. Just before the railway bridges, cross over the footpath over the river, and then follow the path under the railway bridges.
  4. From here, follow the canal along the edge of Regents Park until you get to the Cumberland Turn Basin. When you get here, follow the canal to the left, which should take you into Camden Market.



For a disability/wheelchair friendly version of this walk, you can catch a boat run by the London Waterbus Company (Little Venice), which runs a service from Little Venice to Camden Market along most of the walking route.

Walk 2: Cutty Sark DLR station to the Emirates Airline Cable Car (South Terminal)[edit]

Walk length: 2.15 mi (3.46 km)

  1. When leaving Cutty Sark DLR station, turn left onto Crescent Arcade, and then turn left at the road junction towards the Cutty Sark and the entrance to the Greenwich Foot Tunnel. From here, turn right through the cafés/restaurants and pass the Old Naval College/Greenwich University. a) Alternatively, you can elite one stop earlier at Island Gardens DLR station and walk through the Greenwich foot tunnel to the Cutty Sark. To do this, cross over the A1206/Manchester Road and go straight onto Douglas Walk, which should take you to the north entrance of the tunnel. Go into the tunnel to walk under the Thames, and at the other side, turn left towards the Old Naval College.
  2. When you turn right onto Park Row, turn left onto Crane Street, and follow the road into Highbridge Street and back towards the Thames. This should take you towards Ballast Quay, and where it turns left, keep going straight onto the footpath. Follow this through to Morden Wharf. Just after passing this, the path should turn right, which you should follow, and this should take you to the A102/Blackwall Tunnel Approach.
  3. At the main road, turn right towards the footbridge, which you should cross. After this, follow Boord Street before crossing Millennium Street, West Parkside, and Central Park. At this point, turn left so you’re walking parallel to East Parkside, and then turn right onto Edmund Halley Way, which should take you the southern terminal for the Emirates Airline Cable Car.

Walk 3: King’s Cross station to Paddington station[edit]

(via Russell Square, Bloomsbury Square, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, and Marble Arch)

Walk length: 4.7 mi (7.6 km)

  1. From King’s Cross, cross over the A501/Euston Road, and turn right so that you’re walking Parallel to St Pancras International. Just after you pass it, turn left onto Judd Street, which should take you to the Brunswick Shopping Centre.
  2. After passing the Brunswick, turn right onto the B502/Bernard Street, which should take you to Russell Square. Walk through it towards Bedford Place, which you should walk along to get to Bloomsbury Square. Like with Russell Square, walk through it to Vernon Place, where you should turn left and then right through the Sicilian Avenue to join the A4200/Southampton Row.
  3. Just after joining the main road, you should get to Holborn station, where you turn right onto the A40/High Holborn, and follow it until you get to the A401/Shaftesbury Avenue, turn left onto it, and follow it until you get to Piccadilly Circus. a) Alternatively, you can take a detour through Chinatown by turning left into Gerrard Place and then turn right onto Gerrard Street. To re-join Shaftsbury Avenue, turn right onto Wardour Street, and then turn left back onto Shaftsbury Avenue. Another way back to the main road is to turn right down Macclesfield Street, which is about halfway along Gerrard Street, before turning left back onto Shaftsbury Avenue.
  4. At Piccadilly Circus, cross over the junction onto the A4201/Regents Street, and follow it to Oxford Circus. Here, cross over the A40/Oxford Street and turn left along it. After some time, you should come to the Marble Arch, which should be on the opposite side of the road. Just after this, cross over the A5/Edgware Road and turn right onto it. Follow it until you reach the Marylebone Flyover/The Westway, and just before you walk under it, turn left onto the A4205/Praed Street, and Paddington station should be on your right. To enter the station concourse, follow the downwards sloping road parallel to London Street.

Walk 4: Southwark Cathedral to Westminster Cathedral[edit]

Walk length: 3.6 mi (5.8 km)

  1. Looking onto Southwark Cathedral, turn right onto the A3/Borough High Street before crossing London Bridge, which merges into King William Street. When you get to Monument station, turn left onto Cannon Street, and after about 500 metres, St. Paul’s Cathedral to your right as you get to St. Paul Churchyard. After this, follow the road as it becomes Ludgate Hill, Fleet Street, and the A4/Strand.
  2. After some time, you should get to Trafalgar Square. Here, turn right onto Whitehall, which becomes Parliament Street as you get to Parliament Square, with Westminster Abbey directly opposite you. At this point, head towards it before turning right onto Broad Sanctuary, which merges into Victoria Street just after passing Westminster Abbey. Walk down this road until just before you get to Victoria station, and Westminster Cathedral should be to your left set back in a courtyard.

Walk 5: Emirates Airline Cable Car (North Terminal) to Royal Victoria DLR station loop[edit]

(Via the Royal Victoria Docks Footbridge)

Walk length: 1.2 mi (1.9 km)

  1. From the cable car terminal, turn right to follow the waterline towards Royal Victoria Square, making sure to go to the right of the buildings, and after passing through it, turn right towards the front of the boat and pair of cranes, which is where the entrance of the bridge should be. Walk along the platform to the bridge stairs, which you should climb up, before crossing the dock to the other side.
  2. After crossing, turn right along the path so that the dock’s to your right and houses to your left, and follow it until you get to the block of flats. Here, keep following the path around so that it takes you pass Dock Beach and The Crystal, which should take you under the Emirates Airline Cable Car. After this, cross over Western Gateway onto Seagull Lane, and Royal Victoria DLR station should be on your left.


Medium walks (5 to 10 miles)[edit]

Slightly longer walks that can easily be done in a morning or afternoon.

Walk 1: Tower Hill Tube station to Paddington station[edit]

(Via Tower Bridge, Millennium Bridge, Parliament Square, Victoria station, Wellington Arch/Hyde Park Corner, Royal Albert Hall, and Hyde Park)

Walk length: 8.4 mi (13.5 km)

  1. From Tower Hill station, cross over the A3211/Tower Hill, and follow the edge of the Tower of London onto the A10/Tower Bridge Approach onto Tower Bridge, where you should cross. a) If you’re coming from Tower Gateway DLR station, follow the signs to the exit of the station and follow the steps down before crossing over Minories. After this, turn left and cross over Tower Hill, where you should then walk around the Tower of London towards Tower Bridge. b) At various points during the day, Tower Bridge’s bascule will open for certain boats. Before crossing, listen out for a siren that indicates that the bridge’s bascules are about to open.
  2. After crossing the bridge, turn right along the Thames path, which should become The Queen’s walk just before you get to London Bridge. Here, turn right onto the bridge, and after crossing it, walk down the steps, and follow the Thames path under it, Cannon Street Station, and Southwark Bridge. a) At certain times during the day, the crane at Walbrook Wharf will be in operation depending on the tide. If this is the case, turn back and follow Cousin Lane towards the A3211/Upper Thames street, where you turn left. Sometime after this, turn left onto the A30/Queen Street Place, and just before you cross Southwark Bridge, follow the steps back down onto the Thames path, where you turn right.
  3. After passing Southwark Bridge, the path should turn away from the Thames as Queenhithe. This should take you to High Timber Street, where you turn left onto. Just before it goes under some buildings, turn left onto Broken Wharf, which should take you back to the Thames path and towards the Millennium Bridge. Follow the steps parallel to the bridge, and then cross over it towards the Tate Modern.
  4. After crossing the Millennium Bridge, follow the slope down before heading towards Blackfriars station, where there should be an underpass. After passing through it, walk up a set of steps, and then turn right onto Blackfriars Road Bridge. After crossing it, cross the road onto the Victoria Embankment, and follow it until you get to Charing Cross station.
  5. At Charing Cross, walk under the bridges, and then turn right onto the A400/Northumberland Avenue, where you should be able to cross one of the Golden Jubilee Bridges. After doing this, turn right onto the South bank towards the London Eye, and then turn right again onto the A302/Westminster Bridge, which you should cross before merging into Bridge Street and should take you over the Thames into Parliament Square.
  6. At Parliament Square, walk to the far corner where Westminster Abbey is, and walk onto the A302/Broad Sanctuary, which merges into Victoria Street as you head towards Victoria station. Here, walk pass the bus/taxi stands before crossing over onto the A202/Grosvenor Gardens, which merges into the A302/Grosvenor Place. From here, follow the road until you get to Hyde Park Corner. a) If you want to avoid the bus/taxi queues, you can shortcut through Victoria station, which should take you to the other side of the stands when you leave the station.
  7. At Hyde Park Corner, turn left onto the A4/Knightsbridge, and after the first group of buildings on your right, cross over the road and walk through the Albert Gate. After doing this, cross the South Carriage Drive, and then turn left onto the parallel footpath, which should take you to the Albert Memorial.
  8. At the Albert Memorial, turn right through Hyde Park towards the Italian Gardens and the Marlborough Gate. From here, cross over the A402/Bayswater Road onto Lancaster Terrace before turning left onto Gloucester Terrace. Then turn right onto the B410/Craven Road, which merges into the A4205/Praed Street, and Paddington station should be on your left. To enter the station concourse, follow the downwards sloping road parallel to London Street.

Walk 2: Woolwich Ferry to Golden Hinde[edit]

Walk length: 8.7 mi (14.0 km)

  1. Starting at the Woolwich ferry’s north terminal, aboard the ferry and cross the Thames, which should take 5 to 10 minutes. At the south terminal, follow the road to the roundabout, and then turn right onto the A206/Woolwich Approach. Make sure to keep going straight ahead when you get to the overpass. a) Alternatively, you can walk under the Thames on the Woolwich Foot Tunnel.
  2. When you get to the Old Naval College/Greenwich University, turn right just before the student union building, and follow the path until it meets the Thames path. From here, turn left towards to Cutty Sark, where you walk around the bow and towards Greenwich Church Street. Just as it meets the main road, turn right onto Crescent Arcade, and then turn right onto the A200/Evelyn Street, which merges into Lower Road.
  3. When you reach the roundabout next to Southwark Park, turn left onto the A200/Jamaica Road, which merges into Tooley Street. This should take you to Potters Fields Park where you should turn right, and when you reach the city council building, turn left around it so you’re following the Thames, with the HMS Belfast on your right.
  4. Just before you reach London Bridge, turn left onto St Olaf Stairs, and then turn right back onto Tooley Street, which should take you under London Bridge and onto Montague Close. As it meets with Cathedral Street, turn around on yourself onto it, and the Golden Hinde should be on your right.

Walk 3: Kenwood House to Westminster Abbey[edit]

Walk length: 6.7 mi (10.8 km)

  1. From Kenwood House, walk down the driveway towards the B519/Hampstead Lane, where you turn right. Then immediately after the zebra crossing, turn right into Hampstead Heath Park, and head towards Parliament Hill Farmer’s Market.
  2. At the market, turn left, and then take the first right, which should take you to Highgate Road, where you turn right onto and should take you pass Kentish Town station and merge into Kentish Town Road.
  3. Just after passing The Abbey Tavern pub, turn left onto Royal College Street, which should take you under Camden Road Overground station and eventually to Goldington Crescent Gardens. Here, walk onto Goldington Crescent before turning right onto Chalton Street before turning left onto Charrington Street, and this should merge into Ossulston Street and take you to the A501/Euston Road.
  4. When you get to the Euston Road, turn right, and then turn left onto Mabledon Place, which should merge into Marchmont Street and take you to the Brunswick Shopping Centre. Here, turn right onto the B502/Bernard Street before turning left onto the A4200/Russell Square, which merges into Southampton Row after passing the park. When you’re opposite the Double Tree Hotel, turn right onto Bloomsbury Place, and then left onto Bloomsbury Square.
  5. After walking Bloomsbury Square, walk down the Sicilian Avenue to get back to Southampton Row, which should tale you down to the A4/Aldwych. Here, turn right whilst following the curve, and when you get to the Strand, cross over onto the A301/Waterloo Bridge and cross the Thames.
  6. After crossing the Thames, turn right towards the Southbank Centre and continue underneath Hungerford Bridge. When you get to Westminster Bridge, climb the steps onto it and walk across the Thames towards Parliament Square, and Westminster Abbey should be on your left.

Walk 4: London Bridge station to Langham Place[edit]

Walk length: 7.4 mi (11.9 km)

  1. From London Bridge station, make your way towards the A200/Tooley Street where you turn left, and at the road junction, turn right onto London Bridge and cross the Thames, where it becomes King William Street.
  2. When you get to Monument Tube station, turn left onto Cannon Street, and just after passing the station, turn right through the Bloomberg Arcade before crossing Queen Victoria Street onto Watling Street. At the end of this road, turn right onto New Change Street, which merges into the A40/Cheapside, Holborn, and High Holborn.
  3. When you get to Holborn Tube station, turn left onto the A4200/Southampton Row before turning right onto Great Queen Street, which should merge into Long Acre. This should take you to Covent Garden Tube station, where you turn right towards Covent Garden Market.
  4. Once at the market, turn right towards King Street and New Row, and then turn left onto St Martin’s Lane. Continue straight ahead when you get to the A400/Charing Cross Road, which should take you pass Trafalgar Square, onto the A3212/Whitehall and towards Parliament Square.
  5. At Parliament Square, turn right onto St George’s Walk, which then merges into Birdcage Walk and takes you along the edge of St James’ Park. Then turn right onto Spur Road, pass Buckingham Palace, and then turn left onto Constitution Hill, which takes you to the Wellington Arch/Apsley Way. Here, walk pass it before crossing over onto the A4/Knightsbridge.
  6. When you’re opposite the Albert Gate, cross over the road and walk through it before crossing the South Carriage Drive and walk into Hyde Park. At the next crossroads, turn right, and then take the next left towards the A4202/Park Lane via the Hyde Park Bandstand.
  7. When you get to Park Lane, cross over onto Aldford Street, and then turn left onto Park Street. After passing a couple of crossroads, turn right onto Upper Grosvenor Street towards Grosvenor Square Park. Here, pass through the park towards Duke Street and follow it until you get to the A40/Oxford Street, where you turn right. This should take you to Oxford Circus, where you turn left, and Langham Place should be straight ahead of you where the BBC HQ is.

Walk 5: Royal Albert Hall to Buckingham Palace[edit]

(via Tower Bridge)

Walk length: 9.1 mi (14.6 km)

  1. Facing towards the Royal Albert Hall from the south side, turn right onto Kensington Gore before turning left onto Prince Consort Road and then left onto Exhibition Road. At the end of this road, turn right onto the A315/Knightsbridge, which should merge into Piccadilly and take you to Piccadilly Circus. After this, cross over onto Coventry Street, and then after some time, turn right onto Garrick Street before turning left onto King Street, which should take you to Covent Garden.
  2. At Covent Garden, walk through it to Southampton Street, where you walk down, and then turn left onto the A4/Strand, which should merge into Fleet Street and Ludgate Hill before taking you pass St Paul’s Cathedral. From here, the road should merge into Cannon Street and Eastcheap, which should take you to All Hallows by the Tower church. Here, walk pass it before turning right onto Petty Wales, which should take on a footpath round the Tower of London. At the end of this path, climb the steps onto Tower Bridge and turn right over the Thames.
  3. After crossing the Thames, continue walking along Tower Bridge Road before turning right onto the A200/Tooley Street, and then turn left onto Druid Street. This should take you under the railway and onto Crucifix Way, which merges into St Thomas’ Street and take you pass The Shard. After passing it, turn left onto the A3 before immediately turning right onto the A3200/Southwark Street, which should take you under a couple of railway bridge and merge into Stamford Street. Shortly after this, you should reach the Bernie Spain Gardens on your right, where turn right into it before turning left onto Upper Ground when you get there. This should take you pass the Southbank Centre, under a railway bridge and merge into Belvedere Road.
  4. After some time, you should pass the Jubilee Gardens, which you should walk through towards the London Eye, and then continue to walk along The Queen’s Walk. Then at Westminster Bridge, climb the steps onto it and turn right towards Parliament Square, with Big Ben on your left. After walking pass it, keep walking straight ahead onto Great George Street, which then merges into Birdcage Walk and takes you parallel to St James’s Park. Eventually, turn right onto Spur Road, and Buckingham Palace should be on your left.

Walk 6: Paddington station to the Limehouse Basin[edit]

(Via Little Venice and Camden Market)

Walk length: 9.6 mi (15.4 km)

  1. From Paddington’s concourse, follow the signs to platforms 15 and 16. Just before you get to the ticket barriers, turn right up some steps, which should take you to the canal, and turn left under the road bridge. This should take you to Little Venice after about 100 metres.
  2. At Little Venice, cross over the footbridge, and then turn right after this, which should take you along the Regents Canal Towpath. Just after joining it, follow the towpath onto Blomfield Road, and this should take you to the A5/Edgware Road. Here, cross over onto Aberdeen Place, and follow it until you get to a footpath taking you back to the canal.
  3. After about 100 metres, you should arrive at the B507/Lisson Grove. Cross over it, and then turn left onto the footpath that takes you pass Lisson Grove Moorings, which should be on the other side of the towpath to where you’re walking. Just before the railway bridges, cross over the footpath over the river, and then follow the path under the railway bridges.
  4. From here, follow the canal along the edge of Regents Park until you get to the Cumberland Turn Basin. When you get here, follow the canal to the left, which should take you pass an entrance into Camden Market, which you pass and cross over the bridge ahead of you towards Camden High Street. Once you reach it, turn left onto the A502/Camden High Street, and cross over the bridge, and just after crossing it, turn right back onto the Regents Canal towpath to the left of the canal, where you should pass a couple of locks and several bridges.
  5. After some time, you should reach a railway bridge that leads into St Pancras International station. Walk under this and pass the St Pancras station, before making a sharp left hand turn about 100 metres after this to pass the Gasworks rail tunnels (Into King’s Cross station) and another basin. About 100 metres after this, there should be some steps taking you away from the canal where it goes into the Islington Canal Tunnel. Walk up these, and then cross over Muriel Street onto a footpath that takes you past a basketball court. This should take you to Maygood street, and at the end of this, turn right onto Penton Street before immediately turning left onto Tolpuddle Street.
  6. After walking along here, turn right onto the A515/Liverpool Road before turning left onto the A1/Upper Street and then right onto Duncan Street. At the end of the road, cross over Colebrooke Row onto a footpath that takes you back to the Regents Canal towpath to the left of the canal, which you should keep following. Then when you reach Danbury Street, cross over it back onto the towpath and continue straight ahead when you pass the basin and under several bridges, including several railway bridges. This should eventually become the Kingsland Towpath, Dunston Road, Denne Terrace, Regents Row, Andrews Road, Pound Path and eventually the Towpath.
  7. Just after you pass under a couple of railway bridge carrying the mainline and Docklands Light Railway (DLR), you should eventually reach the Limehouse Basin. To get to the DLR station, turn back and walk across to the footbridge you just walk pass, turn left to cross over it, and follow the footpath parallel to the DLR viaduct, and the station should be on your right.

For a disability/wheelchair friendly version of this walk from Little Venice to Camden Market, see walk 1 of shorts walks for details about the London Waterbus Company (Little Venice).

Long walks (Over 10 miles)[edit]

The longest walks within London that be done in a day or two.

Walk 1: Kensington Palace to Royal Observatory Greenwich[edit]

(Via the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Royal Docks)

Walk length: 20.6 mi (33.2 km)

  1. Facing towards the round pond, turn right onto Broad Walk, and then talk the first diagonal left pass the Kensington Gardens Bandstand. At the end of the path, turn left so that you’re parallel to The Flower Walk. Join this path when you reach the Albert Memorial, which should take you to the West Carriageway Drive, and then cross over it to the footpath parallel to the bridleway. Follow this to Hyde Park Corner.
  2. At Hyde Park Corner, cross over Piccadilly to Apsley Way, passing the Wellington Arch, and the cross over Duke of Wellington Place onto Constitution Hill towards Buckingham Palace. Here, walk around the Victoria Memorial and onto The Mall, which you should follow to the other end of St James’ Park.
  3. At the end of the park, turn right onto Horse Guards Road, and when you get to Horse Guards Parade, turn left onto it. About halfway down the opposite wall, there should be a cluster of 3 arches that you should walk through, and this will take you to Whitehall. Here, turn left towards Trafalgar Square, where you turn right onto the A40/Strand.
  4. After about 200 metres, turn left onto Southampton Street, and you should end up at Covent Garden. Here, walk anti-clockwise around the market before turning right onto Russell Street, and then left onto Bow Street. When you get to the end of the road, turn right onto Long Acre before crossing over onto Great Queen Street.
  5. At the end of this road, turn left onto the A4200/Southampton Row, which should take you pass Holborn Tube Station. At the following junction, turn right onto the A40/Theobalds Road, and you should pass Farringdon station before the road merges into Clerkenwell Road and Old Street.
  6. At Old Street station, go straight ahead at the roundabout onto the A501/Great Eastern Road, and as it turn to the right, turn left onto the A1208/Hackney Road, which should pass under several railway bridges and merge into Bishop’s Way.
  7. At the end of the road, turn right onto Sewardstone Road, and then turn left through Bonner Gate, across the canal and into Victoria Park. After crossing the road, turn right, and then left onto the footpath that follows the perimeter of the West Boating Lake. After this, turn right onto the road before turning left at the next footpath that crosses Grove Road. After passing the second road, turn left onto the footpath that follows the Hertford Union Canal.
  8. As the path turns away from the canal, turn right towards Parnell Road Bridge, and just before you cross it, turn right onto the canal path, which should take you under the A12/East Cross Route. Follow the path round to the left as it joins the River Lee Navigation. At the road bridge, turn right onto White Post Lane, and just after it becomes Carpenters Road, turn left onto Clarnico Lane, and then right again onto Waterden Road, which then merges into Westfield Avenue and takes you to Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre. a) Alternatively, you can take a detour through the shopping centre, entering in the entrance you initially pass from the main road, and exiting from a choice of many others.
  9. Just before you get to the edge of the shopping centre, turn right onto Endeavour Square, and after crossing the railway bridge and the WaterWorks River on the Stratford Walk, turn left towards the riverside, and follow it under the railway bridge until you get to the Greenway, where you turn left under the A118/High Street and over several railways.
  10. After about 2 miles, turn right onto the A112/Prince Regent Lane, making sure to cross over the A13/Newham Way. At the end of this, turn left onto the A112/Victoria Dock Road, and as it turns off to the left, follow the footpath that goes under the Royal Albert Way, and then follow it right as it goes under the railway bridge and heads towards the Connaught Bridge. Walk over the footbridge parallel to it, and walk along Connaught Road.
  11. When you meet a roundabout with a railway bridge crossing it, turn left onto the North Woolwich Road, which then merges with Factory Road. After some time, re-join the Albert Road, and then at the next crossroads, turn right onto Pier Road, which should take you to the Woolwich Ferry. Board it to cross the Thames, which should take 5 to 10 minutes. a) Alternatively, you can walk under the Thames on the Woolwich Foot Tunnel.
  12. At the south terminal, At the south terminal, follow the road to the roundabout, and then turn right onto the A206/Woolwich Approach. After passing a low wall to your right, turn left onto Frances Street, and when you get to the crossroads where the Royal Artillery Barracks are, turn right onto the B210/Hillreach, which merges into Little Heath and Charlton Park Road.
  13. After around 2 miles, you should reach Batley Park. After passing it, turn right onto Vanbrugh Park, which should take you to Greenwich Park. Here, cross Maze Hill, and take a diagonal right, and at the Queen Elizabeth I Oak, turn left towards the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Walk 2: Paddington station to Victoria station[edit]

(Via London termini and main stations)

Walk length: 11.2 mi (18.0 km)

  1. From Paddington station’s concourse, walk up the slope, and then turn left onto the A4205/Praed Street at the top of it. At the end of it, cross over the Edgware Road onto the A501, and follow it round to the Marylebone Road, where you turn right.
  2. At the second crossroads, turn left onto Harewood Avenue, and then turn right onto Melcombe Place with Marylebone station to your left, and follow it until you get to Dorset Square. After passing it, turn right onto Gloucester Place, and then turn left back onto the A501/Marylebone Road, which merges into the Euston Road.
  3. When you get to the Euston station, walk around , which will take you alongside Euston’s station front. Then cross over Eversholt Road onto Grafton place before turning right onto Churchway, where you turn left back onto the A501/Euston Road.
  4. About 100 metres after passing Euston station, you should get to St Pancras International station. After passing it, turn left into King’s Cross Square, and follow the front of King’s Cross station towards Pentonville Road. At the fork in the second junction, turn right onto the A501/King’s Cross Road, which merges into the A201.
  5. After some time, you should come to Farringdon station on your left. Here, turn left into Cowcross Street, and follow it into Smithfield Market. When you get there, turn left towards Charterhouse Square and Carthusian Street, and when you get to the A1/Goswell Road, where you cross over onto the B100/Beech Street. After about 100 metres after passing the Barbican Centre, turn right onto Moor Lane before turning left onto Ropemaker Street, which merges into South Place and Eldon Street.
  6. Just as the road turns right into Broad Street Place, turn left onto Liverpool Street, and after passing the station, turn right onto the A10/Bishopsgate before turning left onto Houndsditch. From here, turn right onto the A1211/Outwich Street before turning left onto Bevis Marks. After this, turn right onto Bury Street before turning left onto Brown’s Buildings and then right onto Cunard Place. At the end of the road, turn left onto Leadenhall Street before turning right onto Fenchurch Buildings. After this, turn right onto Fenchurch Street before immediately turning left onto Fenchurch Place, where Fenchurch Street station is. From here, walk along London Street before turning right onto Mark Lane.
  7. From here, turn left onto Great Tower Street before crossing over Byward Street to pass All Hallows by the Tower church. Afterwards, turn right onto Petty Wales, and then turn left to follow the footpath around the edge of the Tower of London. Just before you pass under Tower Bridge, climb the steps going up to street level and turn right to cross the Thames. a) At various points during the day, Tower Bridge’s bascule will open for certain boats. Before crossing, listen out for a siren that indicates that the bridge’s bascules are about to open.
  8. After crossing the bridge, walk down another set of steps to the riverside before walking through Potters Fields Park and behind the City Council offices. From here, turn left onto More London Riverside, which should take you to the A200/Tooley Lane and pass London Bridge station. Walk along this road, and at the end of it, turn right on the A3/London Bridge to cross the Thames.
  9. Just before the road becomes King William Street, walk down a set of steps, and turn left onto the A3211/Upper Thames Street where you should pass under Cannon Street station. Just before the road goes under some buildings, turn left onto Broken Wharf, which merges into St Paul’s Walk, and follow it so that you go under the Millennium Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge. Just after this, go up some steps onto Blackfriars Road Bridge and turn left over the Thames, which then becomes the A201/Blackfriars Road.
  10. Just after you walk under a railway bridge, turn right onto The Cut, and when you get to the A301/Waterloo Road, cross over onto the B300/Baylis Road before turning right onto Spur Road and Cab Road. At this point, you should be at the concourse of Waterloo station, which you should walk through. Just before you walk over the road, go down a set of steps and turn right onto the A3200. Just before walking under a railway arch, turn left onto Sutton Walk, which should take you under the railway onto Concert Hall Approach and next to the Royal Festival Hall. At this point, walk over the Golden Jubilee Bridge crossing the Thames.
  11. Just before you walk through Charing Cross station, walk down a set of steps, and turn right onto the A3211/Victoria Embankment, and then turn left into the Victoria Embankment Gardens to join Villiers Street. At the end of this, turn left onto the A4/Strand to Trafalgar Square, and then continue straight ahead on The Mall to the edge of St James’ Park. Walk through it to the A3214/Birdcage Walk, where you turn right, and Victoria station should be on your left. To enter the station concourse, turn left onto Terminus Street and walk about halfway along the bus/taxi stands.

Walk 3: Camden Market to Covent Garden[edit]

(Via Greenwich Market)

Walk length: 17 mi (27 km)

  1. From the railway bridge crossing the Regents Canal, walk away from the railway bridge down the A400/Camden High Street. After about ½ of a mile, when you get to Mornington Crescent Tube station, turn left onto Eversholt Street, which should take you to Euston Station. Just before you fully pass it, turn left onto Grafton Street before turning right onto Churchway, and then turn left onto the A501/Euston Road.
  2. About 100 metres after this, you should be opposite St Pancras International station. Just before you fully pass it, cross over the Euston Road, and turn right onto Argyle Street. At the end of this road, turn right onto the A501/King’s Cross Road, which you should follow round at the crossroads.
  3. Just after you pass Farringdon station, turn left onto Charterhouse Street, where Smithfield Market is. Walk through the market towards West Smithfield, and then join Long Lane to the A1/Goswell Road, where you cross over onto the B100/Beech Street. This should eventually merge into Finsbury Square, Sun Street and Appold Street.
  4. After the road turns to the left, turn right onto Primrose Street, and when you get to the A10/Bishopsgate, cross over onto Spital Square, which should take you to Spitalfields Market. Here, walk pass the market towards Brushfield Street, where you turn left, and then turn right onto Commercial Street.
  5. When you get to Aldgate East Tube station, cross over onto Leman Street, and then immediately turn left onto New Drum Street, which should take you to the A13/Commercial Road. Turn right onto it, and follow it to Limehouse station. About 300 metres after passing this, you should come to a fork in the road, where you should go right onto the A1261/West India Dock Road, and follow this to Poplar DLR station.
  6. Just after passing Poplar station, turn right onto Upper Bank Street where you should walk under Canary Wharf’s Crossrail/Elizabeth Line station. After passing between the skyscrapers, turn left onto North Colonnade, and then turn left onto Churchill place before turning left onto Trafalgar Way at the roundabout, which should take you pass Billingsgate Fish Market. At the Traffic Light Tree roundabout, turn right to continue along Trafalgar Way, and then turn right at the next roundabout onto the A1206/Preston’s road, which merges into the Manchester Road.
  7. After some time, turn right onto Pier Street, and then continue straight ahead on the pathway alongside Mudchute Farm Day Nursery onto Stebondale Street. This should take you back onto the Manchester Road where you turn right towards Island Gardens DLR station. When you’re opposite the station, turn left onto Douglas Path, which should take you straight through to the Greenwich Foot Tunnel. Enter it and walk under the Thames to the Cutty Sark. a) Alternatively, you can continue along the Manchester Road, and you will still end up at Island Gardens DLR station.
  8. When you emerge at the Cutty Sark, walk around the starboard/right hand side of the ship, and walk onto the A206. Just before you get to the crossroads, turn right into Turnpin Lane, where you pass Greenwich Market, before turning right back onto the A206. Follow the road round to the left as it becomes the A200/Evelyn Street, which merges into Lower Road.
  9. When you get to Southwark Park, turn left at the roundabout onto the A200/Jamaica Road, and after some time, you come to a fork in the road. Here, turn left onto Tanner Street before turning right onto the A200 and ahead onto Druid Street. As you get to a T-junction, turn left under the railway, and follow the path around onto Crucifix Lane. Then cross Bermondsey Street onto St Thomas Street to keep following London Bridge station.
  10. At the end of the road, turn left onto the A3/Borough Street, and as you follow the road onto the A3200/Southwark Street, immediately turn right onto Stoney Street, which should be one of the entrances into Borough Market. Walk under the railway bridge before turning right onto Middle Street, which should take you past Southwark Cathedral and back onto the A3/London Bridge Road, where you should turn left onto to cross the Thames. This should take you to Monument Tube station, and when you get there, go to the right of it to follow the A10/Gracechurch Street, and when you get to the 2nd street to your right (Bull’s Head Passage), turn right onto it, which should take you to Leadenhall Market. Turn left under the glass canopy, and to get back to Gracechurch Street, turn left onto Leadenhall Market to follow the glass canopy before turning right back onto the main road.
  11. At the next major crossroads, turn left onto Cornhill, which should merge into Poultry just after passing Bank Tube station. After passing this and when you meet a fork in the road, go left onto Queen Victoria Street, and then when you reach Mansion House Tube station, turn right onto Cannon Street, which should merge into the A4/St Paul’s Churchyard, Ludgate Hill, Fleet Street and Strand. After some time, turn right onto Southampton Street, and Covent Garden Market should be straight ahead of you.

Walk 4: Cadogan Hall to the O2 Arena[edit]

Walk length: 15.2 mi (24.5 km)

  1. Facing towards Cadogan Hall, walk to the left of it, and then turn right onto the A3216/Sloane Street. At the end of the first park, turn left onto the B319/Pont Street, and follow it to the T-junction, where you turn left onto the A4/Brompton Road before turning right onto Cottage Place.
  2. Just after passing Holy Trinity Brompton church, turn right onto Ennismore Garden Mews, and then turn right onto Watt’s Way before walking through Princes Garden. When you get the far corner of the park, turn left onto Princes Gardens, and then turn right onto Exhibition Road. From there, turn left onto Prince Consort Road, and then immediately turn right onto Kensington Gore, which should take you around the Royal Albert Hall.
  3. After passing the Royal Albert Hall, turn right onto the A315/Kensington Gore, and then turn left onto West Carriageway Drive to go through Hyde Park. Just after you cross The Serpentine, turn right onto a path, and then immediately left onto another path that’s parallel to the road. This should then turn towards the Hudson Memorial Bird Sanctuary. Follow this path until you cross the North Carriageway Drive, where you then turn right onto the next footpath.
  4. At the end of the footpath, turn left and cross the A40/Hyde Park Place/Bayswater Road onto Stanhope Place. When you reach the corner of Connaught Square, turn right onto Seymour Street, and then cross the A5/Edgware Road onto the A5204/Wigmore Street, and Wigmore Hall should be on your left. This should then merge into Mortimer Street.
  5. After some time, turn right onto Wells Street, and then turn left onto the A40/Oxford Street at the second crossroads. Then about 50 metres after passing Tottenham Court Road, turn right onto Earnshaw Street before turning left onto the A40/High Holborn. Just after you cross Shaftsbury Avenue, turn right onto Endell Street, which then merges into Bow Street, and after you pass the Royal Opera House, into Wellington Street. After this, turn right onto Strand before turning left onto Savoy Street.
  6. At the end of the road, you should be on the Thames bank, where you turn right onto the A3211/Victoria Embankment. Follow this to the first Golden Jubilee Bridge, where you turn left up the steps and cross the Thames. On the other side, follow the Royal Festival Hall round the back pass Southbank Food Market, so you end up on Belvedere Street. This takes you under Waterloo Bridge and merges into Upper Ground.
  7. When you get to the Bernie Spain Gardens, walk through it to the far corner until you get to the Thames bank, where you turn right. From here, walk along the Thames bank until you get to Blackfriars Road Bridge, where you turn left onto it. After crossing it, follow the road as it merges into the A201/New Bridge Street, and then into Farringdon Street. After passing under the Holborn Viaduct, turn right onto West Smithfield, and follow it pass Smithfield Market onto Long Lane to the A1/Goswell Road, where you cross over onto the B100/Beech Street.
  8. After coming out of the covered up road, turn right onto Silk Street, and the Barbican Centre should be on your right. From here, turn right onto Moor Lane, and then turn left onto Fore Lane, which merges with London Wall. Just after you join that road, turn right onto Moorgate, which then merges into Princes Street and King William Street. At Monument Tube station, keep following King William Street to the right, which should then merge into London Bridge, where you cross the Thames.
  9. Just before you walk under the railway bridge, turn right onto the A200/Tooley Street, which should merge into Jamaica Road. At Southwark Park, turn right onto Lower Road, which merges into Evelyn Street. Just after crossing the bridge over Deptford Creek, turn left onto Horseferry Place, which should take you to the Thames bank. Here, follow the path to the right, and the Cutty Sark should be on the right, where you keep walking through the cafés/restaurants and pass the Old Naval College/Greenwich University.
  10. When you turn right onto Park Row, turn left onto Crane Street, and follow it into Highbridge Street and back towards the Thames. This should take you towards Ballast Quay, and where it turns left, keep going straight onto the footpath. Follow this through to Morden Wharf.
  11. Just after passing the wharf, the path should turn right, and then take the first left onto Olympian Way, which should take you back to the Thames path. Keep following the path until it turns away from the Thames, and keep going straight ahead when it merges joins Waterview Drive. After joining this road, the O2 Arena should be on your left.

Walk 5: Kenwood House to Richmond Tube station[edit]

Walk length: 17.3 mi (27.8 km)

  1. From Kenwood House, walk down the driveway towards the B519/Hampstead Lane, where you turn right. Then immediately after the zebra crossing, turn right into Hampstead Heath Park, and head towards Parliament Hill Fields Athletics Track. Here, cross walk over the bridge that crosses the railway, which should take you to Savernake Road, where you cross over onto Roderick Road and follow it to the end. At this point, turn right onto the B518/Mansfield Road, and follow it round as it merges into Parkhill Road. From here, turn right onto Haverstock Hill before immediately turning right onto England’s Lane, which merges into Primrose Hill Lane and should take you to Primrose Hill Food Market. Once you’ve passed the market, turn right into Primrose Hill, and follow the path towards Ormonde Terrace.
  2. At the end of this path, cross over the A5205/Prince Albert Road onto a footpath that takes you over the Regents Canal and to the Outer Circle. Here, cross over and go straight ahead onto the footpath in Regents Park towards the Open Air Theatre. Once there, walk around the Inner Circle towards Regents University, where you turn right/left (Depending on which direction you come from) onto York Bridge, which should merge into York Gate. At the end of the road, turn left onto the A501/Marylebone Road before turning right onto Devonshire Place, which should merge into Wimpole Street. After this, turn right onto Henrietta Place before immediately turning left onto Vere Street, which after crossing the A40/Oxford Street, merges into New Bond Street. At the end of the road, turn right onto Piccadilly, which should take you Green Park, and just before you pass Green Park Tube station, turn left into the park towards Buckingham Palace.
  3. Once at the Palace, walk alongside the front of it, and then turn right onto the A3214/Buckingham Gate, which merges into Buckingham Palace Road and Ebury Bridge Road, and it should take you pass Victoria station and bring you opposite the Caterer’s Gate. Here, turn left onto the A3216/Chelsea Bridge Road towards Chelsea Bridge, where you cross the Thames. Just after this, turn right onto Carriage Drive North in Battersea Park, and after you pass the Children’s Zoo, turn left onto the path that takes you pass the bandstand and to the Sub-Tropical Garden, where you turn right towards the Astro-turf and towards the road junction. Here, cross over onto Cambridge Road, and at the next crossroad, turn right onto the A3205/Battersea Park Road, which should take you under a railway bridge and merges into York Road.
  4. When you get to the next major roundabout, cross over onto the A217, the road next to the McDonalds, and after passing the railway bridge, turn right onto the A3/Armoury Way. Follow this to the left as it becomes the Putney Bridge Road, and jut after this, turn right onto the A3/West Hill, making sure to turn left at the fork in the road. When you get to the junction, make sure to follow Princes Way and Withycombe Road before crossing over the A219/Tibbet’s Corner to re-join the A3 as it becomes the Kingston Road and Roehampton Vale.
  5. After some time, Richmond Park should be on your right, with Kingston University London Roehampton Campus on your left. Just after you pass it, turn right onto the pathway next to Stag Lodges Stables, and follow the path to Pen Ponds Café. Here, turn right towards Spankers Hill Wood Car Park, and after passing it, turn left onto the stone track towards Pen Ponds. As the trees on your right thin out, turn right towards Sawyer’s Hill, where you cross over onto Holly Lodge. Just before you reach The Holly Lodge Centre, follow the path round so that you’re heading towards a row of trees that take you back onto Cambrian Road. At the end of this, turn right onto the B353/Queen’s Road before immediately turning left onto Marlborough Road, which merges into Onslow Road and takes you to the Vineyard Passage. At the end of this passage, turn right onto the A307/Eton Street, and when you reach the Nationwide Building Society at the end of it, pass it before turning right onto the A307/The Quadrant, and Richmond Tube station should be on your right.

Walk 6: The V&A museum to the National Maritime Museum[edit]

Walk length: 11.8 mi (19.0 km)

  1. From the entrance of the V&A, turn left onto Exhibition Road before turning left onto Cromwell Gardens, which should merge into Thurloe Place, the A4/Brompton Road, and Knightsbridge. Follow this to Hyde Park Corner, where you cross over onto Apsley Way, and then turn left onto the A4/Piccadilly to Piccadilly Circus. Just after passing this, turn right onto Haymarket before turning left onto Orange Street, with the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery to your right.
  2. After passing the galleries, walk straight ahead onto the A400/Charing Cross Road before turning right onto St Martin’s Court, which should merge into New Row and King Street and take you to Covent Garden Market. From here, walk round towards the London Transport Museum before turning left onto Russell Street and then left again onto Bow Street. About 100 metres after this, turn right onto Broad Court before turning left onto Drury Lane, which merges into Museum Street, taking you to the British Museum.
  3. At the museum, turn right onto Great Russell Street before turning left onto Montague Street, which should take you to Russell Square Park. Here, walk through it to the far corner towards the B502/Bernard Street, where you turn right, and then at the next crossroads, walk into Coram Fields Park. Follow this through towards the football pitches and tennis court, and then at the end of the road, turn right onto Mecklenburgh Square before turning left onto the B502/Guilford Street. Just after this, turn right onto the A5200/Gray’s Inn Road, and then turn left onto the A40/Holborn, which should take you to St Paul’s Cathedral.
  4. Once you get to the cathedral, turn left onto Cannon Street before turning left onto Queen Victoria Street, and then right onto Cornhill, which should merge into Leadenhall Street. From here, turn left onto Aldgate High Street, and after passing Aldgate East Tube station, turn right onto the A13/Commercial Road, which should take you via Limehouse station. Just after passing St Anne’s Church Limehouse, you should come to a fork in the road, where you turn right onto the A1261/West India Dock Road, and then turn right under the railway towards Hertsmere Road, where you turn right onto, and follow this until it becomes Columbus Courtyard.
  5. After passing through the courtyard, turn right onto West India Avenue, and then turn left onto the A1206/Westferry Road, which you should follow to Island Gardens DLR station. Here, turn right onto Douglas Path, which should take you to the Greenwich foot tunnel, where you go down to cross the Thames. At the other side, turn left to pass the restaurants before turning right next to the New Zealand Memorial, which should take you through the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College. At the other side of this, cross over the A206/Nelson Road, and the National Maritime Museum should be ahead of you.

Walk 7: Kew Palace to Eltham Palace[edit]

Walk length: 18.1 mi (29.1 km)

  1. Looking at the front of Kew Palace, turn right towards the Elizabeth Gate, and at the first right, turn towards the roundabout, where you turn left onto Broad Walk, which takes you towards the Elizabeth Gate. From here, turn left onto Kew Green and follow it round to the A205, where you turn left and cross the Thames on the Kew Bridge. Just after passing Kew Bridge station, turn right onto the A3000/Wellesley Road, which should take you under the M4 motorway and over the railway next to Gunnersbury station and merge into Heathfield Terrace.
  2. When you get to Turnham Green, follow the edge of the park round to the T-junction, where you turn right onto the A315/Chiswick High Road, which merges into King Street, Hammersmith Road and Kensington High Street, which should take you to the corner of Kensington Gardens. Here, turn left into them, and take the diagonal path towards Broad Walk towards the Victoria statue, and Kensington Palace should be to your left.
  3. After reaching here, turn right towards the Round Pond and walk anti-clockwise around it to the first diagonal path, where you turn right towards Mount Walk, where you turn left onto it. At the West Carriage Drive, cross over it and continue along the path with the tennis courts to your right, and just after you pass Hyde Park Playground, take a diagonal left toward the corner of The Serpentine, where you should turn right along the path to Hyde Park Corner. At this point, cross over the South Carriage Drive toward Hyde Park Corner Tube station, and then cross Piccadilly onto Apsley Way to walk pass the Wellington Arch before crossing over Duke of Wellington Place onto Constitution Hill. From here, walk through Green Park towards Buckingham Palace.
  4. Once at Buckingham Palace, turn left towards the Canada Gate, and then take the first diagonal right after passing through it before turning right at the first intersection towards the building. Here, turn left so that they’re on your right, and then turn right at the next junction onto Cleveland Row, and St James’ Palace should be on your right. From here, turn right onto Marlborough Road, and then cross over The Mall into St James’ Park and over the bridge to the other side of the park. Here, turn left onto Birdcage Walk, which then merges into Great George Street and Parliament Square. Once there, cross over Parliament Street onto the A302/Westminster Bridge Road to cross over Westminster Bridge. After this, turn left onto York Road before turning left onto the A3200/Addington Street to take you under Waterloo station and merge back into Westminster Bridge Road.
  5. When you get to the Elephant and Castle roundabout, turn left to cross over the road towards the Michael Faraday Memorial and walk along the A201/New Kent Road, which merges into the A2/Old Kent Road and New Cross Road and takes you pass Burgess Park and New Cross Gate station. Just after passing the station, follow the road round to turn right onto the A20/Lewisham Way, which should take you to Lewisham DLR station. Here, turn right to follow the main road before turning left towards the A20/Lewisham High Street, where you should turn right, which then merges into Lee High Road and Eltham Road. After some time, turn right onto Horn Park Lane, which then merges into Jeffery Row and then back into Horn Park Lane.
  6. At the end of the road, turn left onto the A205/Westhorne Avenue, and then at the next roundabout (Clifton’s Roundabout), turn right onto the A20/Sidcup Road before immediately turning left onto Eltham Palace Road, which should take you pass some playing fields. At the end of these, go straight ahead at the roundabout to continue along Eltham Palace Road, and at the T-junction, cross over onto the pathway that takes you to King John’s Walk. At the next crossroads, turn right onto Courtyard, and Eltham Palace should be straight ahead of you.

Walk 8: London Gateway port to Surrey Quays[edit]

Walk length: 36.6 mi (58.9 km)

  1. From the port’s main reception, turn left onto Ocean Boulevard, and then turn right at the roundabout to continue walking along Ocean Boulevard. At the following roundabout, turn left onto Corringham Road which you follow until you get to a churchyard, where you then turn right onto Church Hill, which then merges into London Road and takes you over a level crossing. At the following T-junction, turn left onto the A1013/Stanford Road, and keep following it until you reach the edge of Tilbury.
  2. When you almost reach the King George’s Field, turn right onto King Edward Drive, and follow it to the B149/Wood View, which you turn right onto. From here, walk to the split in the road, and turn left onto Old Dock Approach Road. At the next roundabout, turn right onto Marshfoot Road before turning left back onto Old Dock Road Approach and then immediately turning right onto the footpath parallel to the A1089/Dock Road, which merges into St Andrew’s Road and takes you pass Tilbury Docks.
  3. After a while, you should reach a huge car park attached to the docks. Here, turn right to continue along the A1089 to walk through the estate, and it should take you to the London Cruise Terminal. When you get there, walk straight onto the pontoon to board the Tilbury to Gravesend passenger ferry, which should take you over the River Thames. Once in Gravesend, follow the pontoon to the road before turning left onto West Street before turning left onto Bath Street, and then turn right onto New Road, which then merges into Overcliffe, the B2175/London Road, The Hill Northfleet, and the High Street. This should eventually take you to the A226/Stonebridge Road, which should take you over a railway and merge into London Road.
  4. After a while, turn right onto Ingress Park Avenue, and then turn left to continue along Ingress Park Avenue, which should take you pass Greenhithe for Bluewater station and to a roundabout. Here, go straight ahead onto the A206/Crossways Boulevard before following the footpath taking you away from the main road to the left to take you pass the railway. At the end of this path, turn left onto Charles Street, which should take to a footbridge over Stone Bridge station that you should cross over to Church Street. Just after this, turn right onto Elizabeth Street, which merges into Cotton Lane.
  5. At the next T-junction, turn right onto the B2228/Cotton Lane, and at the next roundabout, turn right onto the A206 so that you cross the A282 main road, and follow it round so that you go onto Bob Dunn Way, which merges into University Way to take you over the River Darent, and after the first roundabout it becomes Thames Road, which you should follow after the next roundabout. Eventually at the following roundabout, turn right onto Howbury Lane, which should take you under a railway bridge, and at the end of the road, turn right onto the footpath taking you under Slade Green station, which should then take you to Moat Lane where you should walk down. After around 150 metres, turn left onto Hazel Road before turning right onto Slade Green Road, which merges into Manor Road and takes to the left at the mini-roundabout and eventually into James Watt Way. a) As the Bob Dunn Way doesn’t have any marked footpaths, make sure to keep on the right side of the barrier and stay as far away from the main road as possible.
  6. At the major T-junction, turn right onto the A206/Queens Road, and follow it to the left at the next roundabout onto Fraser Road, which should merge into Erith Road, Woolwich Road, Bostall Hill, Plumsted High Street and should eventually take you into Woolwich. When you reach the Waterfront Leisure Centre, turn right onto the Thames path, and follow it round to the Woolwich Foot Tunnel. Here, go into it to cross the River Thames, which should take you to Pier Road, which you follow until you reach King George V DLR station with the docks behind it, which you walk through. a) Alternatively, you can continue along to the roundabout where you turn right onto the A204, which takes you to the Woolwich Ferry. You can also use this to cross the Thames and will also take you to Pier Road and should take 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. After walking through the station, continue along the pathway onto Brixham Street, and then turn left onto Grenadier Street before turning right onto Manwood Street and then left onto a footpath to take you to the A112/Albert Road. Here, turn right onto it with the railway tracks to your left, and follow it to the left at the next roundabout. At the following roundabout, turn right onto the footpath next to the Connaught Bridge, and walk under it so you can cross the dock entrance on a footpath, and after this, turn left along the waterfront and in front of the ExCel London exhibition centre. Continue to follow this until you reach the Emirates Airline Cable Car (North Terminal), where you then cross the road onto Western Gateway, and at the next roundabout, go straight ahead onto Lower Lea Crossing, which should take you pass Trinity Buoy Wharf. Continue ahead at the following roundabout onto the A1261/Aspen Way and follow it pass the next roundabout.
  8. When you reach Poplar DLR station, turn left onto Upper Bank Street to walk through Canary Wharf Elizabeth Line station and into Canary Wharf, which you should follow to Canary Wharf Tube station. From here, walk along the edge of Jubilee Place before turning right onto Bank Street and then left onto the footpath that leads you to a bridge over the dock. After crossing it, turn left onto South Quay Walk before immediately turning right onto another footpath that takes you under the railway. Straight after this, turn left onto Marsh Wall, and at South Quay DLR station, turn right onto the footpath alongside Millwall Inner Dock. About halfway along the dock, turn right onto Pepper Street to take over the bridge before turning right onto the footpath on the other side, and follow that round to the Millwall Outer Dock.
  9. Just before you get to the corner of the dock, turn left onto the footpath that takes you to Undine Road, where you turn right onto and takes you parallel to the railway. Then at the T-junction, turn left onto Spindrift Avenue, and then turn right onto East Ferry Road, which should take you to the A1206/Manchester Road. Here, turn right onto it, and when you reach Island Gardens DLR station, turn right onto Douglas Path, which should take you to the Greenwich Foot Tunnel. At this point, enter the north entrance and walk under the Thames, which should take you to the Cutty Sark. a) Alternatively, you can take a shortcut along Nauticus Walk to avoid the T-junction. b) You can also cross straight over the Manchester Road onto Ferry Street, which you can follow round to Saunders Ness Road. Here, follow it, and then turn right when you get to Douglas Path towards the Greenwich Foot Tunnel.
  10. Once you’re at the Cutty Sark, turn right onto the Thames path, and then turn left onto Horseferry Place, which should take you to the A200. Here, turn right towards the Deptford Creek, and just before it becomes Evelyn Street, turn right onto Grove Street, and follow it to Lower Pepys Park. Here, turn right into it towards the gap in the buildings, and then cross Millard Street into Pepys Park, which you should follow to the Thames. Once there, turn left along the path and onto Deptford Wharf towards St George’s Square, where you then turn left towards Calypso Way before turning right onto and then left onto Lighter Close. Follow this path round the dock as it merges into Rope Street, and then turn left at Swedish Quay, which should take you into Surrey Quays.

Walk 9: Wembley Stadium to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park[edit]

Walk length: 17.7 mi (28.5 km)

  1. Looking towards Wembley Stadium, turn right along the B4557/South Way, and then when you reach the ibis hotel, turn left onto the footpath over Wembley Stadium station. After this, turn left onto the A479/Wembley Hill Road before immediately turning left onto the A404/Harrow Road, which should take you over the A406/North Circular Road and merges into Hillside, Craven Park and Craven Park Road. After some time, turn left onto the A404/Manor Park Road, and then when you reach the High Street, continue straight ahead, which should take you over a railway and merge into Harrow Road.
  2. When you come to a crossroads, turn left onto Elgin Avenue, and then when you reach a small park, turn right onto Lauderdale Road, which should take you to a roundabout. Here, turn left onto Sutherland Avenue, which merges into Hall Road and Circus Road. Then at the Butterworth Centre, turn right onto Cavendish Avenue, and Lord’s Cricket Grounds should be straight ahead of you. When you get there, turn left onto Wellington Place pass St John's Wood Church Gardens before turning right onto the A41/Wellington Road. Follow this to the next roundabout, where you continue straight ahead onto Park Road, and at the next fork in the road, turn right onto Gloucester Place, which should take you over the A501/Marylebone Road and merge into Portman Square before crossing the A40/Oxford Street onto Park Street.
  3. Just before the end of the road, turn right onto Alford Street and cross over the A4202/Park Lane and turn left into Hyde Park, and then turn right at the next diagonal footpath towards the Parade Ground before turning left towards Hyde Park Corner. Here, turn left onto Serpentine Way before immediately turning right onto South Carriage Drive before turning left onto a footpath to cross onto the A302/Grosvenor Place. After passing the Upper Grosvenor Gardens, turn left onto Victoria Street, and when you get to the Victoria Palace Theatre, turn right onto the A202/Vauxhall Bridge Road, which you should follow over the River Thames and under Vauxhall station. a) If you want to avoid the bus/taxi queues, you can shortcut through Victoria station, which should also take you to the A202/Vauxhall Bridge Road.
  4. Just after you pass under Vauxhall station, turn right onto Harleyford Road, which should take you to The Oval Cricket Grounds. From here, walk clockwise around the stadium until you get to Clayton Street, where you turn left onto, and then at the next junction, turn right onto the A23/Kennington Road before turning left onto the A3/Kennington Park Road, which merges into Newington Butts and take you to the Elephant and Castle. Here, continue following the A3 as it takes you under a railway bridge and merges into Newington Causeway, Borough High Street and onto London Bridge, which should take you back over the River Thames and onto King William Street.
  5. At the end of the road, you should be at Monument Tube station. Here, turn right onto Eastcheap before turning left onto Philpot Lane to pass The Gherkin, where you then turn right onto Fenchurch Street, which merges into Aldgate High Street, the A11/Whitechapel High Street and Whitechapel Road. Just after you pass the Royal London Hospital, turn left onto the A107/Cambridge Heath Road, and just after passing under a railway bridge, turn right into Bethnal Green Gardens, and walk through it until you get to the B119/Roman Road, where you turn right onto.
  6. After some time, you should come to Mile End park, and after passing it, turn left onto the A1205/Grove Road, and just before you get to the roundabout, turn right onto the Hertford Union Canal, which should take you under the A12/East Cross Route. Follow the path round to the left as it joins the River Lee Navigation, and at the road bridge, turn right onto White Post Lane, which merges into Carpenters Road, which you should follow to the footpath next to the road bridge. Here, turn right onto it, and then at the top of the path, cross over Marshgate Lane onto London Way, and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium should be right ahead of you.

Walk 10: Heathrow Terminal 4 to London City Airport[edit]

Walk length: 23.6 mi (38.0 km)

  1. Looking away from Heathrow Terminal 4, walk towards the Southern Perimeter Road, which you should turn left onto when you reach there and follow this to Hatton Cross Tube station. From here, follow the road around the station, and then at the roundabout, turn right towards the A30/Great South-West Road, which you should turn left onto, and this should merge into the A4/Great West Road when you get to Henlys roundabout.
  2. After some time, you should reach the Chiswick Flyover, which you should follow for about half a mile. After this, turn right onto Lionel Road South to Kew Bridge station, and then turn left onto the A205 before turning right onto Wellesley Road, which should take you under the Great West Road and merge into Heathfield Terrace and take you to Turnham Green Park. At the end of the road, turn right onto the A315/Chiswick High Road, which should merge into King Street, Hammersmith Road and Kensington High Street whilst taking you pass Hammersmith Tube station.
  3. After a while, you should reach Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park. Here, turn left onto Broad Walk before turning right onto The Flower Walk, which should take you pass the Albert Memorial and to the West Carriage Drive. At this point, cross over onto the path opposite, and when you see The Serpentine to your left, turn left towards a larger path which you should turn right onto and should take you to Hyde Park Corner. From here, cross over Piccadilly so that you pass the Wellington Arch, and then cross over the Duke of Wellington Place onto Constitution Hill, and follow this to Buckingham Palace. Once here, walk around the Victoria Memorial onto The Mall, and follow it under Admiralty Arch onto Trafalgar Square, which you cross over onto the A4/Strand. This should merge into Fleet Street, Ludgate Hill, St. Paul’s Churchyard and Cannon Street.
  4. When you get to Mansion House Tube station, turn left onto Queen Victoria Street before turning right onto Cornhill when you reach Bank Tube station, which then merges into Leadenhall Street. At the end of this road, turn left towards Aldgate High Street to pass Aldgate Tube station, which should merge into Whitechapel High Street. Just after passing Aldgate East Tube station, turn right onto the A13/Commercial Road, which should take you pass Limehouse station and merge into East India Dock Road to take you pass All Saints DLR station.
  5. After some time, you should cross over a large roundabout and go straight ahead at it. About 100 metres after passing it, turn right onto the A1020/Leamouth Road, and then at the next roundabout, turn left the road parallel to the Lower Lead Crossing. To get onto this road, walk to the end of the slip road before turning right under it, and then turn right onto the other slip road where you then turn back on yourself to walk along the Lower Lea Crossing. At the following roundabout, walk straight ahead onto Western Gateway before following the footpath straight ahead of you towards Royal Victoria Square. From here, walk along the outside of the ExCel London and follow it to Connaught Bridge, where you cross on the parallel footbridge. At the next roundabout, turn left onto the A112 and follow it until you pass under a railway bridge, where you turn left onto Hartman Road. This should take you to the entrance of London City Airport, with the entrance being on your left.

Walk 11: Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula to the BT Tower[edit]

Walk length: 15.9 mi (25.6 km)

  1. From Upper Riverside, walk along Mitre Street before turning left towards Phoenix Avenue. At the following crossroads, turn right onto East Parkside before turning left onto Pilot Busway at the next junction. Then at the next pathway, turn right to cross over West Parkside before walking along the pathway towards Millennium way, which you cross over onto Boord Street. At the end of this, cross over the bridge before turning left onto Tunnel Avenue, which you follow to the A203/Blackwall Lane and turn right onto.
  2. After some time, turn right onto the A206/Trafalgar Road, which merges into Romney Road and Nelson Road. Just after you pass the Old Royal Naval College, turn right onto Pepys Walk before turning left towards the Cutty Sark. Just after passing it, enter the Greenwich Foot Tunnel and cross it over to the Isle of Dogs, and at the other side, follow Douglas Footpath to Saunders Ness Road, where you turn left onto towards Ferry Street, and then cross over onto East Ferry street. Keep following it so that you walk parallel to the DLR tracks, pass several stations and merge into Littleharbour. a) Alternatively, continue along Douglas Footpath towards the A1206/Manchester Road where you turn left opposite Island Gardens DLR station, and then turn left towards East Ferry Road which you turn right onto.
  3. Eventually, you should reach a crossroad onto Marsh Wall where the tracks turn left. Turn left to follow them, and at South Quay DLR station, turn right onto South Quay Walk before following South Dock round to South Quay Footbridge, where you turn right. After this, walk through the building before turning right onto Bank Street before turning right onto Upper Bank Street to pass Canary Wharf Tube station. From here, keep following the road so that you pass under Canary Wharf Crossrail station, and then when you get to the A1261, turn left onto it towards the footbridge, which you turn right onto to cross over Poplar DLR station. After this, follow the path to Poplar High Street, which you cross over onto Hee Street and follow to the A13/East India Dock Road, where you turn right onto and follow.
  4. Just before you get to All Saints DLR station, turn left onto Chrisp Street. Then when you reach the third road to your left, turn right onto the footpath to take you over Langdon Park DLR station before turning left through Langdon Park parallel to the tracks. At the next footbridge, turn right onto Clutton Street before turning left onto Ulamvar Street. After some time, turn left onto Mallory Close, which should take you to the Limehouse Cut, and follow this as the footpath turn away from Mallory Close and under the A12 towards the River Lea, which you should continue to follow. a) Alternatively, you can turn right onto Chadbourn Street, which also takes you to Ulamvar Street.
  5. After some time, turn right onto Three Mill Lane before turning left to pass Three Mills Park and to follow Three Mills Wall River Weir. Then when you get to the A118/High Street, turn right onto it before turning left onto a footbridge over the Waterworks River, which should take you under a railway bridge and to Thornton Street, where you should turn left and to the ArcelorMittal Orbit. From here, cross over the next footbridge to walk around the West Ham United Stadium, and when you reach the car park, walk through it towards the River Lea, which you turn left onto and follow towards the next footbridge. Here, turn right onto it to cross the Old Ford Lock onto Dace Road, and then cross over Greenway to turn right onto Wick Lane, which should take you to a roundabout. When you get there, turn right onto Crown Close, which should take you on a footbridge over the A12/East Cross Route and onto Old Ford Road. Just after joining the road, turn right onto Legion Terrace, which merges into the B119/Roman Road and takes you over the Regents Canal.
  6. When you get to Bethnal Green Tube station, turn onto the A107/Cambridge Heath Road, which should take you under a railway bridge and take you to the A11/Whitechapel Road. Turn right onto it, where it then merges into Whitechapel High Street and take you pass Aldgate East and Aldgate Tube stations. Just after passing these, you should come to a three-way fork in the road, where you should take the far right road, which should take you to 30 St Mary Axe/The Gherkin. Just after passing it, turn left onto St Mary Axe before turning right onto Leadenhall Street. Just after this, turn left onto the A10, which should take you to Monument Tube station, and from here, turn left onto King William Street to cross London Bridge. a) Alternatively, you can also walk through Bethnal Green park, which will also take you to the same railway bridge you walk under.
  7. Just after crossing the bridge, turn left onto a footpath under the railway, which should take you to London Bridge Street, where you turn right onto towards The Shard. From here, turn right onto St Thomas Street before turning left onto the A3, and then turn right onto the A3200/Websedge, which merges into Southwark Street and Stamford Street and takes you under a railway bridge. Just after passing this, turn right through the Bernie Spain Gardens towards the River Thames, where you turn left to follow the river bank to the A301/Waterloo Bridge. Here, turn right onto it to cross over it, and then at the A4/Strand, cross over onto Wellington Street, which merges into Endell Street.
  8. After some time, you should get to the A40/High Holborn, which you turn left onto, and then when you get to the A40/Charing Cross Road, turn right onto it, which should merge into the A400/Tottenham Court Road just after Tottenham Court Road Tube station. After some time, turn left onto Maple Street, and the BT Tower should be on your left.

Walk 12: Battersea Power Station to Wembley Stadium[edit]

Walk length: 12.4 mi (20.0 km)

  1. Looking away from the Power Station, walk along Pump House towards the A3205/Nine Elms Lane, where you turn left so that you pass the US Embassy. Then when you get to Vauxhall Bridge, cross over onto the Thames Footpath, which should take you to the A3036/Albert Embankment. This should take you to Lambeth Bridge, where you turn right at the roundabout onto the A3202/Lambeth Road, and just after you walk under a railway, turn left onto Hercules Road, which should take you to Kennington Road where you turn left. Then at Lambeth North station, turn right onto Baylis Road, which should take you to Waterloo Road, which you turn left on to walk pass Waterloo station. Just after passing it, turn left onto Mepham Road to walk parallel to the viaduct before crossing over to Sutton walk, which should take you under the viaduct and onto Concert Hall Approach, which should take you to the Royal Festival Hall. a) Alternatively, you can turn right away from Vauxhall Bridge, and then turn left at the next roundabout onto Albert Embankment. b) You can also walk straight to Kennington Road, where you turn left towards Lambeth North Tube station.
  2. Once you’re at the Royal Festival Hall, turn left to walk under the railway before turning right to walk over the Golden Jubilee Bridge nearest to the London Eye, which should take you to Northumberland Avenue. From there, walk along it to get to Trafalgar Square, where you continue straight ahead onto Cockspur Street before turning left onto Haymarket. At the end of the road, turn left onto Coventry Street, which should take you to Piccadilly Circus, where you cross over onto the A4201/Regent Street. This should take you to Oxford Circus, where you turn left onto the A40/Oxford Street, and just after you pass Marble Arch Tube station and Marble Arch, turn right onto Great Cumberland Place. At the end of the road, you should be opposite Bryanston Square, where you turn left onto George Street before turning right onto Seymour Place.
  3. At the end of the road, you should be at the A501/Marylebone Road, which you cross over onto the B507/Lisson Grove. This should take you over the Regents Canal and merge into Grove End Road and eventually Abbey Road, with the namesake studios to your left. From here, keep walking along the road to take you over a railway and merge into the B510/West End Road. Just after you pass a student accommodation block, turn left onto Gascony Avenue, and then when you get to the A5/Kilburn High Road, go straight across onto the A4003/Willesden Lane. This should take you pass Paddington Old Cemetery, over a railway and merge into the A407/High Road. Eventually, turn right onto the A4008/Dudden Hill Lane just after you pass Willesden Bus Garage before turning left onto Denzil Road at Memorial Stone, and then at Neasden Lane, turn right onto it to take you under a railway bridge, which should take you pass Neasden Tube station.
  4. Just after you pass the station, turn left onto a footpath that takes you onto Brendon Avenue, and then as it turns to the right, turn left onto the A406/North Circular Road to take you over a railway, making sure to cross over at the first foot crossing. This should take you pass IKEA Wembley, where you then turn right onto the B457/Drury Way before turning left onto Besant Way. Just after this, turn right onto Lovett Way, and at the end of it, walk onto a footpath that leads to the River Brent, which you should walk parallel to, and this should take you under a railway and the B4557/Great Central Way. Just after this, turn right onto a footpath that takes you to the road where you turn left away from the River Brent, which merges with South Way and takes you to Wembley Stadium on your right.

Cross London walks[edit]

Walks that take you across London using the compass points that need several days to complete.

Walk 1: Heathrow Terminal 5 to Dartford station[edit]

(Via Trafalgar Square and Dartford Crossing)

West to East

Walk length: 41.3 mi (66.5 km)

  1. When leaving Terminal 5, turn right onto Wellington Road, and follow it round to the roundabout, where you turn right onto Wright Way. Then at the next junction, cross over onto Western Perimeter Road, which should merge into Northern Perimeter Road West. Follow this to the second roundabout, where you turn left through the Northwood Road Car Park, and at the next one, turn right onto a pathway that takes you to the A4/Bath Road, which you turn right onto.
  2. Bath Road, and then at the fork in the road just after this, turn left onto the A4/Great West Road, which should take you to the Chiswick Flyover. Follow this for about a mile before turning right onto Lionel Road South, which should take you to Kew Bridge station. Here, turn left onto the A205/Kew Bridge Road before turning right onto the A300/Wellesley Road, which should take you under the Chiswick Flyover, which should merge into Heathfield Terrace
  3. Just after the road takes a left turn, turn right onto the A315/Chiswick High Road, which should merge into King Street and Kensington High Street. This should take you to Hyde Park, where you turn left onto Broad Walk, and then immediately right onto Flower Walk. Walk along this until you get to Hyde Park Corner.
  4. Once you get to Hyde Park Corner, cross over Piccadilly onto Apsley Way to pass the Wellington Arch, and then cross over the Duke of Wellington Place onto Constitution Hill towards Buckingham Palace. Here, walk around the Victoria Memorial before turning left onto the Mall, which you should follow to Trafalgar Square. From here, cross over onto Northumberland Avenue, which should take you to the A3211/Victoria Embankment. Just before reaching there, walk up a set of steps onto the Golden Jubilee Bridge and cross over the Thames.
  5. After crossing the bridge, turn left under the Hungerford Bridge, and then turn right to follow the edge of the Southbank Centre. Follow this around until you get to Belvedere Road, which you should join and walk along, and this should merge into Upper Ground after walking under Waterloo Bridge. After some time, this should take you to the Bernie Spain Gardens, where you turn right into to the far corner, and here, turn left onto the A3200/Stamford Street, which then merges into Southwark Street and should take you to Borough Market.
  6. At the Market, follow the road round onto the A3/Borough Street, and then turn right onto St Thomas Street, which should merge into Crucifix Lane. This should take you under the railway, where you immediately turn right after onto the A200/Druid Street. Follow this round onto Tanner Street before it merges into the A200/Jamaica Road. When you get to Southwark Park, turn right onto the A200/Lower Road, which should merge into Evelyn Street.
  7. Eventually, just after you pass Cutty Sark DLR station, follow the road around onto the A206/Nelson Road, and then turn right onto King William Walk. This should take you to the corner of Greenwich Park, where you should turn diagonally left into, and then follow the path to the far corner. There, turn left onto Maze Hill before immediately turning right onto Vanbrugh Park. Then at the next main junction, turn left onto the B210 before turning right onto the B211/Old Dover Road, which should take you over the A102 and merge into Shooters Hill Road, Shooters Hill, Bellegrove Road, Broadway, and Watling Street.
  8. Just before the road merges into London Road, turn left onto Martens Avenue before immediately turning right onto Old Road. Then at the next roundabout, turn left onto the A2000/Perry Street before turning right onto Iron Mill Lane. This should take you to the A206/Thames Road, where you turn right towards the roundabout and continue along this road after crossing it. At the following roundabout, turn left onto the A206/Bob Dunn Way, which should take you over the River Darent. a) As the Bob Dunn Way doesn’t have any marked footpaths, make sure to keep on the right side of the barrier and stay as far away from the main road as possible.
  9. At the next roundabout, turn left onto Joyce Green Lane, which should take you to the Thames bank. Here, turn right along it towards the Dartford Crossing, which you should eventually pass under. After doing this, continue walking along the path until you get to the A206, where you turn right onto.
  10. When you get to the roundabout, turn left onto Charles Street, and follow it until you get to Stone Crossing station. Here, turn left onto Church Hill so that you walk under the station, and then turn left onto Elizabeth Street, which merges into Cotton Lane. At the end of this road, turn left onto the B2228/Cotton Lane, and then turn right onto Bow Arrow Lane just after you pass the rugby field. a) Alternatively, you can board the train at Stone Crossing station as a shortcut, with Dartford station being the next stop.
  11. At the end of this path, there should be a footbridge over the A282 on your right. Turn onto it, and use it to cross the main road, and then continue walking along Bow Arrow Lane. At the end of the road, turn left onto St Vincent’s Road, and then take the next right onto Fulwich Road. This should take you to a roundabout, where you turn right onto Overy Street, and then cross over into the car park opposite. Walk through it until you get to a footbridge over the River Darent, which you should cross, and Dartford station should be on your right as you come onto Station Approach.

Walk 2: Cheshunt station to Redhill station[edit]

North to South

Walk length: 35.7 mi (57.5 km)

  1. From Cheshunt station, turn right onto Windmill Lane, and just after you cross over the Small River Lea, turn right onto the footpath that runs parallel to it. This should take you to the Friday Lake next to the River Lee Navigation, where you turn right to walk along it, staying on the same side. This should take you pass several locks and under several main roads, including the M25/London Orbital Motorway and the A406, making sure that you follow the footpath when it crosses the river several times.
  2. Watermint Quay, where you turn right, and shortly after this, it merges into Craven Walk. At the end of this road, cross over the A107/Clapton Common onto Portland Avenue, and then take the second right onto Kyverdale Road. When you get to the crossroad next to Simon Marks Jewish Primary School, turn right onto Cazenove Road, and at the end of it, turn right onto the A10/Stoke Newington High Street. This then merges into the Stoke Newington Road, Kingsland Hight Street, Kingsland, and Bishopsgate.
  3. Eventually, you should get to Monument station. Here, turn left onto King William Street, and follow the road as it becomes London Bridge and crosses the Thames. After this, walk under the railway bridge as the road becomes the A3/Borough Road, which merges into Borough High Street and should take you to the Elephant & Castle roundabout. Here, pass the Michael Faraday Memorial and Newington Butts, and then at the next-junction, turn left onto the A215/Walworth Road and walk under Elephant & Castle station. From here, the road merges into the Camberwell Road and Denmark Hill.
  4. Just after you pass a fork in the road, there should be a footpath opposite Ferndene Road where you turn left into it, and you should end up in Blanchedowne. Then at the next crossroad, turn left onto Green Dale, and follow the road through a group of fields. Eventually, cross over East Dulwich Grove onto Townley Road, and there should be a fork in the road about 50 metres after this. Here, turn right onto Calton Avenue and follow it to the end, where you then turn left onto Dulwich Village. When you get to the next fork in the road, turn right onto Gallery Road, which should take you through a group of fields.
  5. From here, you should end up at the A205/Dulwich Common, where you turn right, and then turn left onto Alleyn Park. Follow this round to the left just after it passes under a railway bridge, and then follow the road to the A2199/South Croxted Road. There, turn left towards the roundabout, walk through the bushy area towards Gipsy Road, and then cross over it onto the A214/Gipsy Hill. You should have Long Meadow to your left and eventually walk over Gipsy Hill station before merging into the A212/Church Road.
  6. At the end of the road, it should curve round to the right onto the A215/South Northwood Hill. Here, turn left onto it, and then turn right onto Grange Hill, which you should follow round at the next junction. Eventually, this should take you to the B266/High Street, where you turn left, and then immediately turn right onto the A212/Whitehorse Road. This should take you to a junction that’s over a railway, and here, cross over it, and keep walking along the A212 as it merges into Wellesley Road.
  7. Just after you pass a purple block of apartments, turn right onto Poplar Walk, and then left onto North End, which merges into High Street (Croydon) and South End after passing under the A232. Keep following the road as it merges into the A235/Brighton Road, making sure to keep to the right of Capella Court as the road splits there and eventually becoming the A23/Farthing Way, which takes you under Coulsdon Town station. From here, it becomes the Brighton Road and the London Road North, taking you over the M25/London Orbital Motorway before merging into the High Street (Merstham), the London Road South, and the London Road. Eventually, When you get to memorial Park, turn left onto Princess Way, and Redhill station should be on your left.

Walk 3: Watford station (Metropolitan) to Orpington station[edit]

North-West to South-East

Walk length: 33.1 mi (53.3 km)

  1. From Watford station, turn right onto Cassiobury Park Avenue, and at the end of the road, turn left onto the Rickmansworth Road. Walk along there until the last bend before the roundabout, where you turn right into the shopping area and onto the High Street (Watford), which merges into the Lower High Street. At the roundabout with the railway bridge, go straight ahead onto the A4008, and then at the next junction, cross onto the A411/London Road, which merges into the High Street, Sparrows Herne, the High Road, the A4140/The Common, Stanmore Hill, and The Broadway.
  2. Just before the road merges into the London Road, turn right onto a footpath that should take you to Sandymount Avenue where you turn right. From there, turn left onto Du Cros Drive, and then turn left onto Howberry Road, where on your left should be a cluster of trees with a footpath in it. Walk down there and over the railway bridge into Canons Park, where you follow the path to the King George V Memorial Gardens and then onto Canons Drive. Then follow this road pass a pond and then onto the A5/High Street. Follow this down as it merges into Burnt Oak Broadway, the Edgware Road, Shoot-up Hill, Maida Vale and back on the Edgware Road right down to the Marble Arch.
  3. When you’re opposite the Marble Arch, turn left onto the A40/Oxford Street, and walk along it to Oxford Circus, where you turn left onto Regent Street. From there, cross over Piccadilly Circus onto Coventry Street, and then turn right onto Haymarket. At the end of the road, turn left onto Cockspur Road, which should take you to Trafalgar Square, and then cross over the roundabout onto Northumberland Avenue. This should take you to the A3211/Victoria Embankment, but just before reaching there, walk up a set of steps onto the Golden Jubilee Bridge and cross over the Thames. After doing this, turn left under the Hungerford Bridge, and then turn right to follow the edge of the Southbank Centre. From there, walk straight ahead onto Concert Hall Approach, which should take you under the railway viaduct and onto Sutton Walk, where it meets the A3200.
  4. When you get there, cross over onto Mepham Street following the railway viaduct, and then turn right onto the A301/Waterloo Road. Then at St George’s Circus, turn right onto the A201/London Road, which should take you to the Elephant & Castle. Once there, turn left under the railway bridge onto the A201/New Kent Road, which then merges into the A2/Old Kent Road, New Cross Road, and the A20/Lewisham Way.
  5. When you get to Lewisham DLR station, follow the main road around to Lewisham Police Station, and when you’re there, turn right onto the A20/Lewisham High Street, which merges into the Lee High Road. Just after the road curves round to the left, turn right onto Manor Park, and at the end of the road, turn right onto Manor Lane. About 50 metres before you go under a railway bridge, turn left onto Southbrook Road, and then turn right under the railway bridge onto the A2212/Burnt Ash Hill. Just after you pass the Burnt Ash Veterinary Clinic, turn left onto Winn Road, and then follow it to the roundabout, where you turn right onto Mottingham Lane.
  6. When you get to the next roundabout, turn left onto the B226/Grove Park Road before turning right at the roundabout with the war memorial. From there, the road merges into the A208/Mottingham Road, White Horse Hill, High Street, Centre Common Road, Royal Parade, St. Pauls Cray Road, Orpington Road, and eventually the Chislehurst Road. From here, turn left onto Grosvenor Road when the Chislehurst road turns to the right before re-joining it at the other end, where you turn left. Just as this road turns to the left, turn right onto Mayfield Avenue, and at the end of the road, go straight down a footpath, which should take you to Station Approach. Turn left down there, and Orpington Station should be on your right. a) Alternatively, you can keep following the Chislehurst Road around, and you should end up at the same place as if you walked down Grosvenor Road.

Walk 4: Chertsey station to Epping station[edit]

South-West to North-East

Walk length: 39 mi (63 km)

  1. From Chertsey station, walk down Fox Lane North before turning right onto the A317/Pyrcroft Road. Then at the second crossroad, turn left onto Guilford Street, which you follow through to the second roundabout, where you turn right onto the B375/Heriot Road. Just after passing the first junction opposite the Sainsbury’s car park, there should be a footpath going pass a block of flats. Walk down there towards Galsworthy Street, and then turn left onto Drill Hall Road before turning right onto the B375/London Road just before it merges into Bridge Street. From there, walk over Chertsey Bridge, where the road merges into Chertsey Bridge Road.
  2. When you get to the first roundabout after the bridge, turn right onto the B375/Chertsey Road, which merges into Renfree Way. Make sure you keep going straight ahead at the Shepperton War Memorial and the following roundabout next to the Nissan dealership. At this point, the road becomes Fordbridge Road, Thames Street, Lower Hampton Road, and the Lower Sunbury Road.
  3. After some time, turn right onto the A308/Upper Sunbury Road, and then at the next big junction, turn left onto the A3008/High Street, making sure to keep to the left as it joins with the A311. This should then merge with Wellington Road, Hampton Road, The Green, Heath Road, and King Street. As the latter road name turns to the left, there should be a fork in the road. Here, turn to the right as it merges into the A305/Richmond Road, and keep walking along it until it becomes Bridge Street/Richmond Bridge, where it crosses the Thames.
  4. Just after crossing the bridge, turn left onto the A307/The Quadrant, and just after you pass Richmond station, turn right onto the A316/Lower Mortlake Road. From there, cross Manor Circus and continue straight ahead on the Lower Richmond Road, which merges into Clifford Avenue and over the Chiswick Bridge before merging into the Great Chertsey Road and Burlington Lane.
  5. Just after the road turns to the right, turn right onto Powell’s Walk, which should take you to St Nicolas’ Church. After passing it, turn right onto Church Street before turning left onto Chiswick Mall, which merges into Hammersmith Terrace. Just after this, turn right onto a footpath that takes you back along the Thames path through the Upper Mall Open Space, and when you get to Upper Mall, continue straight ahead into Furnivall Gardens. When you get there, go straight ahead before turning left through the trees, and then turn right onto the A4/Great West Road.
  6. After about 100 metres and just before the first T-junction to your right, cross the road below the Hammersmith Flyover onto Hammersmith Bridge Road, where you turn right onto and follow it to where it hits a T-junction. There, turn left onto the A219/King Street, and when you get to Hammersmith station, turn right onto the A315/Hammersmith Road, which merges into Kensington High Street and takes you to the corner of Hyde Park.
  7. At the park, turn left onto the path, and then immediately right onto the next path. Follow this through until you get to the West Carriageway Drive, where you turn left to cross The Serpentine, and just after you pass the kink in the road and car park, turn right onto another path. When you reach the Royal Parks building, take the diagonal left that takes you pass Hyde Park Winter Wonderland site and the North Carriageway Drive. At the end of the path, cross over Cumberland Gate to pass the Marble Arch Fountains, and the cross over the A40/Marble Arch before turning right, where it merges into Oxford Street.
  8. Eventually, you should end up at a crossroad with Shaftsbury Avenue. There, turn left onto the A40/Bloomsbury Way, and when it merges into Vernon Place after passing Bloomsbury Square, cross over the A4200/Southampton Row onto Theobalds Road. Just after it merges into Clerkenwell, there should a fork in the road, where you should turn left onto Rosebery Avenue. At the end of the road, turn left onto the A401/St John Street, which merges into Islington High Street, the A1/Upper Street. When you get to Islington Green Park, turn right onto the A104/Islington Green, which merges into Essex Road.
  9. After some time, turn right onto the A104/Balls Pond Road, and then after the next crossroad, turn left onto King Henry’s Walk, which should take you over a railway. From there, follow the road round as it merges into Mildmay Road, Crossway and Shacklewell Lane. Then at the next junction, turn right onto St Mark’s Rise, and keep following it as it turns off to the left and as it merges into Downs Park Road. Just after you go under a railway bridge, turn left into Hackney Downs Park, and follow the path to the far corner of the park, where you turn right onto Downs Road and it merges into the A104/Cricketfield Road. There, turn left onto the A107/Lower Clapton Road, and then turn right at the next roundabout onto the A104/Lea Bridge Road.
  10. Eventually, you should come to a large roundabout in Whipps Cross. Here, go straight ahead on it as the road becomes the A104/Woodford New Road and follow it round as it curves to the left. This should take you over the A406/North Circular on Waterworks Corner, which re-joins Woodford New Road afterwards on the other side. From there, the road merges into Woodford Green, Epping New Road, the B1393/Epping Road, and the High Road. Shortly after walking over the M25/London Orbital Motorway, you should end up in the town of Epping.
  11. When you’re about 1 mile from the M25, turn right onto Hemnall Street, and then about 150 metres after that, turn right onto Pelly Street. About ⅔ of the way down the road, there should be a footpath to your left that you should walk down, which will take you to Amesbury Close and Amesbury Road. At the end of the road, turn right onto Centre Drive, and after you pass Addison Court, turn left down a passageway, which should take you round the car park that’s attached to Epping Tube station.

Walk 5: North London loop[edit]

Walk length: 99.6 mi (160.3 km)

  1. Leaving Heathrow Terminal 5, turn right onto Wellington Road, and follow it round to the roundabout, where you turn right onto Wright Way. Then at the next junction, cross over onto Western Perimeter Road, which should merge into Northern Perimeter Road West. Follow this to the second roundabout, where you turn left through the Northwood Road Car Park, and at the next one, turn right onto a pathway that takes you to the A4/Bath Road. Here, cross over onto the A3044/Hatch Lane, and at the end of the road, turn right onto Holloway Lane. At the following roundabout, turn left onto the Harmondsworth Road, which should take you over the M4 motorway.
  2. When you get to the end of the road, turn left onto Station Road, which merges into the High Street (West Drayton) after going under the railway bridge and the A408/High Road, High Street (Uxbridge), and Cowley Road. This should take you to the Delaware North Companies roundabout, where you turn left onto the A4020/Oxford Road, and at the following roundabout, keep to the left to stay on the Oxford Road. After some time, you should come to junction 1 of the M40 motorway. Walk around the roundabout that serves it, and keep walking along the Oxford Road and into Denham.
  3. After passing through Denham, turn right onto the A412/Denham Avenue, and then turn left onto the Old Rectory Lane. After passing the second field, turn right onto Slade Oak Lane, and follow this under the railway bridge and through Denham Golf Club. Eventually, this should take you over the M25/London Orbital Motorway and merge into Denham Lane and Chesham Lane.
  4. About ¼ after passing the Danimadd Rescue Recovery, turn left onto Gorelands Lane, and follow it round as it becomes Deadhearn Lane. At the end of this road, turn right onto the B4442/Nightingales Lane, which merges into Cokes Lane. When you reach the roundabout at the end of the road, turn left onto the A404/White Lion Road, and just after you walk parallel to the railway, turn right under the railway bridge and onto the A4154/Woodside Road. At the roundabout after the double roundabout, turn right onto the A416/Chesham Road, which then merges into the Amersham Road. Just after the road becomes Red Lion Street, turn right onto Punch Bowl Lane, which should take you pass Chesham Tube station.
  5. From the station, continue straight ahead onto The Backs, and then turn right onto White Hill. Then just after you pass Chesham Grammar School, turn right at the roundabout onto Botley Road, and follow it round pass Ley Hill School as it becomes Leyhill Road. Just before you pass Leyhill Road post-box, turn right onto Shantock Lane, following it through the fields, and then just after passing Shantock Nurseries, turn right onto Long Lane, which merges into Hogpits Bottom and Flaunden Lane, making sure to pass the Bricklayer’s Arms pub.
  6. Eventually, you should come to Dunny Lane, where you cross over it onto Plough Lane, which merges into Bottom Lane. Then at the end of the road, turn right onto Chandler’s Cross, and follow it round as it becomes Toms Hill and Chandlers Lane, which should take you over the M25/London Orbital Motorway. About ¼ mile after crossing this, turn left onto Redhall Lane, and then immediately turn right onto Rousebarn Lane, which should take you through a cluster of trees. After emerging into a field, turn left at the crossroad onto Whippendell Walk 3, which should take you through a golf course and Watford Miniature Railway. From there, follow the path to Cassiobury Car Park, and then walk through it onto Gade Avenue.
  7. Once on the road, turn left onto Cassiobury Park Avenue, and follow it to the A412/Rickmansworth Road, where you turn left. Walk along there until the last bend before the roundabout, where you turn right into the shopping area and onto the High Street (Watford), which merges into the Lower High Street. At the roundabout with the railway bridge, go straight ahead onto the A4008, and then at the next junction, cross onto the A411/London Road, which merges into the High Street, Sparrows Herne, the High Road, the A4140/The Common, Stanmore Hill, and The Broadway.
  8. Just before the road merges into the London Road, turn right onto a footpath that should take you to Sandymount Avenue, where you turn right. From there, turn left onto Du Cros Drive, and then turn left onto Howberry Road, where on your left should be a cluster of trees with a footpath in it. Walk down there and over the railway bridge into Canons Park, where you follow the path to the King George V Memorial Gardens and then onto Canons Drive. Then follow this road pass a pond and then onto the A5/High Street, where you turn right, and then take the first left onto Manor Park Crescent. Go to the end of the road, where you turn left onto the A5100/Station Road, with Edgware Tube station on your right. About 100 metres after passing it, turn right onto Penshurst Gardens, which takes you to Hale Lane, where you turn right before turning left onto Stoneyfields Lane.
  9. At the end of the road, you should end up at the A41/Edgware Way. Here, turn right onto it, and after crossing the bridge over the railway and M1 motorway, turn left onto Barnet Way, and then immediately turn right onto the A5109/Marsh Lane, which merges into Highwood Lane. Just before the road merges into Totteridge Common, turn left into Totteridge Fields, and then after you cross Dollis Brook, turn right onto the path that runs parallel to it, which should merge into the London Loop path/Dollis Valley Greenwalk. Eventually, as the brook takes a sharp turn right, turn left through a field, and then turn right onto Mays Lane, which merges into Underhill.
  10. Just after you join the latter of the two roads, turn right onto Barnet Hill towards the railway bridge, and just before it merges into the Great North Road, turn left onto the A110/Station Road, and just after you walk under another railway bridge, follow the A110 to the right as it becomes the East Barnet Road. After you pass the East Barnet Health Centre, turn left onto the A110/Brookhill Road, which merges into Cat Hill, making sure to go straight ahead at the roundabout onto Bramley Road and passing Oakwood Tube station on your right, which merges into Enfield Road.
  11. After some time, take a steep left turn onto Chase Ridings, and then turn right onto Uplands Park Road. Then at the end of this road, turn left onto the A1005/The Ridgeway before turning right onto Drapers Road. From there, turn left onto Holtwhites Hill, and then at the roundabout, turn right onto Lavender Hill, which should take you over a railway bridge and merge into Lancaster Road. At the roundabout next to The Hop Poles, turn left onto Baker Street, and then at the next roundabout, cross over onto Forty Hill, which merges into Bull’s Cross. After passing the Pied Bull Enfield, turn right onto Bullsmoor Lane, which should take you to the A10/Great Cambridge Road. Here, cross over and turn left onto it, and follow it to the Waltham Cross interchange, where it crosses the M25/London Orbital Motorway. After crossing it, keep following the A10/Great Cambridge Road, making sure to go ahead at the following roundabout.
  12. After some time, you get to the junction with Bright Stars Nursery on the far corner. Here, turn right onto the B198/College Road, and then at the next roundabout, turn left onto Turner’s Hill before immediately turning right onto Windmill Lane, with Cheshunt station on your right. About 50 metres from the station and after crossing the bridge over the River Lea Navigation, turn right onto the path to walk parallel to the river. This should take you to the Friday Lake next to the River Lee Navigation, where you turn right to walk along it, staying on the same side. After about a mile, you should hit the A121/Station Road, which crosses the River Lee Navigation. Turn left onto it, and after the following crossroads, it should merge into the B194/Highbridge Street. At the first roundabout, turn left onto Abbeyview.
  13. At the next roundabout, go straight ahead onto Parklands, which should merge into Paternoster Hill, Upshire Road, Horseshoe Hill, and Crown Hill, where it crosses the M25/London Orbital Motorway. From here, turn left onto the High Road, which should take you back over the M25 Motorway and into the town of Epping. About 1 mile from the M25, turn right onto Hemnall Street, and then about 150 metres after that, turn right onto Pelly Street. About ⅔ of the way down the road, there should be a footpath to your left that you should walk down, which will take you to Amesbury Close and Amesbury Road. At the end of the road, turn right onto Centre Drive, and after you pass Addison Court, turn left down a passage way, which should take you round the car park that’s attached to Epping Tube station. Here, cross over the footbridge across the railway onto Hillcrest Way.
  14. At the end of the road, turn right onto Bower Hill at the end of the road. From there, follow the road round as it merges into Stewards Green Road and Mount Road, where you go under the M1 Motorway and cross over the M25/London Orbital Motorway. About 200 metres after passing it, turn left onto Epping Lane, which should run parallel to it for a bit, and then just before the end of the road, turn right down a footpath that should take you to the A113/London Road, and at the roundabout, go straight ahead onto the B175/Stapleford Road, which should eventually become the North Road and take you into Havering-atte-Bower. Here, walk right through the village until you pass St John the Evangelist Church of England church, and then turn left onto Orange Tree Hill, which merges into Broxhill Road.
  15. When you get to the roundabout, cross straight over onto Straight Road, and follow it until you reach the roundabout that has a flyover. At this point, turn left onto the A12/Colchester Road, and then turn right onto Bryant Avenue, which you should follow to the A127/Southend Arterial Road. Here, cross over and turn left onto it, and when you reach The Campion School, turn right onto Wingletye Lane, and follow it until you get to the Grapevine Off-License. There, take a steep left turn onto Lee Gardens Avenue, and follow it round as it becomes Benets Road. Then at the first T-junction, turn right onto Holme Road, and follow it round as it becomes Hedingham Road. Just before it turns off to the left, turn right onto Berkley Drive, and as it turns to the left, turn right onto Berkley Close. At the end of the, there should be a passageway that takes you to Station Road, and when you get there, turn right, and Upminster Station should be on your right.
  16. At the next crossroad, cross straight over onto the B1421/Corbets Tey Road, and walk down to the end of the road. Here, follow it round where it merges with the Ockendon Road, and then when it turns to the left, go straight ahead onto Stubbers Lane. At the end of the road, turn left onto Dennises Lane, and this should take you under the M25/London Orbital Motorway and eventually merge into West Road. After some time, you get to a railway bridge next to Ockendon station. Here, turn right onto Tamarisk Road to pass the station before walking parallel to the railway. Just as the road turns away from it, turn right onto Orchard Road, and about 50 metres before the end of it, turn left onto Oaklands Drive before turning right onto a footpath that brings you to Ockendon Motor Spares, where turn right onto the B186/South Road.
  17. Just after you cross Mardyke, turn left at the roundabout onto Stifford Hill, which merges into the High Road. When you get to the roundabout, cross walk around it so that you cross the A13, and then turn right onto the A1012 to the next roundabout, where you turn left onto Lodge Lane. Then at the following roundabout, turn right onto Wood View, and the follow the road round as it merges into the Old Dock Approach Road. Just as it turns to the left, turn right onto the A1089, through to the Asda roundabout in Tilbury, where you go straight ahead onto St Andrew’s Road with Tilbury Town station on your left. This should eventually take you to the Port of Tilbury, and to board the boat, turn left towards the dockyard, and then take the first left onto the pontoon, where you get on the ferry to Gravesend.
  18. Once in Gravesend, leave the pontoon, and then turn right onto West Street. At the next roundabout, turn left onto Bath Street, and after passing Gravesham Community Hospital, turn right onto the B2175/New Road, which merges into Overcliffe, London Road, The Hill Northfleet, and the High Street. At the roundabout next to Ebbsfleet United Football Club, go straight ahead onto the A226/Stonebridge Road, and follow it round as it merges into Galley Hill Road, over the railway bridge, and into the London Road.
  19. When you’re opposite Greenhithe & Swanscombe Legion Social Club, turn right onto Ingress Park Avenue, and the turn left onto the station approach towards Greenhithe for Bluewater station, which should be on your left. After passing it, cross the roundabout onto the A206/Crossroads Boulevards, and at the next junction, turn right onto the footpath that takes you to the Thames bank. From here, follow the path under the Dartford Crossing and continue along it until you get to the Dartford Creek Barrier. Here, turn left away from the Thames, and follow the footpath along the creek, under the A206/Bob Dunn Way, to where the footpath ends. This is marked by a footbridge over the River Darent that leads to Nelson’s Row, and from there, turn left onto Hythe Street. then at the roundabout, cross over onto the A2026/Mill Pond Road, and about 20 metres after the railway bridge, turn left onto a footpath that goes up to Station Road, and Dartford station should be on your left.

Walk 6: South London loop[edit]

Walk length: 62.2 mi (100.1 km)

  1. From the Dartford Crossing, walking along the path until you get to the A206, where you turn right onto. When you get to the roundabout, turn left onto Charles Street, and follow it until you get to Stone Crossing station. Just before this, there should be a footbridge taking you over the station which you should cross, and just after this, turn left onto Elizabeth Street, which merges into Cotton Lane. At the end of this road, turn left onto the B2228/Cotton Lane, and then turn right onto Bow Arrow Lane just after you pass the rugby field.
  2. At the end of this path, there should be a footbridge over the A282 on your right. Turn onto it, and use it to cross the main road, and then continue walking along Bow Arrow Lane. At the end of the road, turn left onto St Vincent’s Road, and then take the next right onto Fulwich Road. This should take you to a roundabout, where you turn right onto Overy Street, and then cross over into the car park opposite. Walk through it until you get to a footbridge over the River Darent, which you should cross, and follow the path onto Station Approach, with Dartford station on your right.
  3. At the end of the road, turn left onto the A2026/Mill Pond Road, and then turn right onto the A226/Westgate Road, which merges into Highgate Road. At the next roundabout, turn right onto Heath Lane (Lower), and when you get to the A2174/Princes Road, cross over and turn right onto it before turning left onto Heath Lane (Upper), and walk through Dartford Heath. This should take you over the A2, and just after crossing it, turn right onto Oakfield Lane, and then about 100 metres after that, turn left onto Leyton Cross Road, which merges into Birchwood Road. Towards the end of the road, it should curve to the right.
  4. When you get to the Harvest Green Petrol station, turn right onto the B2173, and then turn left onto Hockenden Lane, which should take you under the A20. Just before you get to the Naturist Foundation in a cluster of trees, turn left onto Star Lane, and as it becomes parallel with the railway, turn left over the railway bridge onto Sweeps Lane. Then at the end of the road, turn right onto the B258/Crockenhill Road, which should lead you to the Riverside Gardens. When you get there, cross over the High Street into them, and turn left so you’re walking along the River Cray, and walk through it until you get to Kent Road. Here, turn right onto it, and after it merges into Poverest Road, turn left onto Bridge Road. At the end the road, continue along the footpath that should take you to Goodmead Road.
  5. Follow this road until you reach Hope Church, turn right onto Chislehurst Road, where you turn left onto Wiltshire Road next to The Cricketers pub. Just after this, turn right along the edge of Broomhill Common, and then cross over Broomhill Road onto Keswick Road. From here, cross over Stanley Road onto a footpath that should take you to Lucerne Road. At the end of the road, cross over Knoll Rise onto another footpath that should take you to Elm Grove. Here, turn right, and them immediately left onto Mayfield Avenue, which should take you into another footpath to Station Approach where you turn left, and Orpington station should be on your right. Once there, continue to the end of the road, where you turn right under the railway bridge and onto the A232/Crofton Road.
  6. Follow the road until you pass St. Michael and All Saints Roman Catholic Church, where the road curves to the left towards Farnborough Common afterwards. Here, cross over onto the A232/Croydon Road, which should take you through Hayes Common and merge into Glebe Way and Wickham Road. When you eventually get to the roundabout, follow the A232 round to the right, and then left at the next roundabout onto Addiscombe Road, which should become parallel to the tram track. When these join the road, follow them along Addiscombe Road until you get to Shopping Wines. Here, follow the tram tracks onto George Street, with East Croydon station on your right, and keep following it until you see a Barclays bank opposite an old building. Here, turn left onto the High Street, which should take you under the A232 before merging into the A235/South End and the Brighton Road.
  7. When you get to Capella Court, making sure to keep to the right as the road splits there and eventually becoming the A23/Farthing Way, which takes you under Coulsdon Town station. From here, it becomes the Brighton Road and the London Road North, taking you over the M25/London Orbital Motorway before merging into the High Street (Merstham), the London Road South, and the London Road. Eventually, When you get to memorial Park, turn left onto Princess Way, and Redhill station should be on your left.
  8. From the station, cross the roundabout onto Marketfield Way, and after passing the car park to your right, turn right onto a footpath that takes you to the A25/St. Matthew’s Road. From the end of the road, turn left onto Station Road before turning right on the roundabout onto Linkfield Road. Then at the next junction, turn left onto Batts Hill, and about 50 metres from there, turn left onto a pathway that takes you pass a group of allotments that takes you to Coniston Way. Here, turn left onto the road, and then at the end of it, turn left back onto Batts Hill, which merges into Wray Lane after the roundabout. At the end of the land, turn right onto the A217/Reigate Hill, and then turn right on the roundabout to the M25/London Orbital Motorway before turning off to the left onto the Brighton Road.
  9. Eventually, after you pass Beechen Lane, turn left at the roundabout onto a footpath that should take you through Banstead Heath. Once you’ve exited the last of the trees, turn left onto the B2220/Walton Street, and after passing Mere Pond, turn right onto Sandlands Road, which curves round to the left about ¾ of the way along. After this, turn right onto Ebbisham Lane, and then turn left onto Hurst Road, which should take you pass the Mid Surrey Pony Club Field, under the M25/London Orbital Motorway, and pass Headley Park Farm. About 200 metres after this, turn right onto Tilley Lane, and then turn left onto Clay Lane, which merges into the Headley Road.
  10. After some time, you should end up at the Leatherhead By-Pass Road, which you should cross and continue along the Headley Road, which merges into Highland Road at the next roundabout. Then when you get to the company J. Hawkins & Sons, turn right onto a footpath before crossing the Poplar Road onto Church Walk. At the end of the pathway, turn left on the B2122/The Crescent before turning right onto Church Street. As the road turn right onto the High Street, turn left into a pedestrianised zone, and then turn right onto North Street, and just after joining the A245, turn right into Leatherhead Park, which should take you towards Leatherhead station. Just before crossing over into Station Road, turn left under the bridge and join the A245/Randalls Road, which merges into Woodlands Road and takes you under the M25/London Orbital Motorway.
  11. After a while, turn right onto the A245/Stoke Road, which should take you over a railway bridge into Stoke D’Abernon and Cobham. When you get to Cobham Mill, turn right onto a footpath where you should end up on Cedar Road. Walk straight ahead before turning left onto Hogshill Lane, and then left onto the A245/Between Streets. This should take you to the A3/Esher Bypass, and here, cross over the road using the roundabout, and then turn onto the A245/Byfleet Road. This should then take you to a double roundabout, where you turn right from the second one onto Oyster Lane, which eventually joins the A318 and taking you under a railway bridge next to Byfleet & New Haw station before merging into the Byfleet Road, New Haw Road, and Chertsey Road.
  12. Just after crossing over another railway bridge, turn left onto a footpath that takes you under St. Peter’s Way and onto the Chertsey Road. When you come to the end of the road, turn right towards the A317/Chertsey Road, where you immediately turn left, and follow this round to the left as it becomes the Eastworth Road. Just after the road merges into Pyrcroft Road, turn left onto Fox Lane North, and Chertsey station should be straight ahead. At the station, turn right through the car park, and then take the footpath towards Bell Bridge Road, where you turn right.
  13. At the following roundabout, turn left onto Pyrcroft Road, which merges into Chilsey Green Road, and then at the following roundabout, turn right onto the A320/Staines Road, which should take you over the M3 Motorway and pass Thorpe Park before it becomes Chertsey Lane. When you get to the roundabout with Sainsbury’s, turn right onto the Staines Bridge, and then after crossing the Thames, turn right onto the A308/Clarence Street, and as it turns off to the right, keep going straight ahead onto the High Street. From there, re-join the A308 and going straight ahead under the railway bridge, which merges into the London Road.
  14. At the next major junction where it crosses the A30/London Road, turn left onto the  A3044/Stanwell Moor Road, which should take you in between the Staines Reservoirs and King George VI Reservoir. At the following roundabout, turn right onto the Southern Perimeter Road before turning left at the next roundabout onto the Western Perimeter Road, and Heathrow Terminal 5 should be on your right. To get into the terminal, turn right onto Whittle Road, and go up any lifts to the top level of car park spaces where the main entrances are.

Tube termini[edit]

The London Underground has been a vital transport link since it was first built in 1863 and has slowly expanded to meet the growing demands of the city. These walks follow the termini of each Tube line on the London Underground network.

Sub-surface lines[edit]

These lines are amongst the oldest part of the network and allowed steam trains to pull passengers across central London and into the area known as Metro Land. They were build using a method known as Cut-and-cover, which is a simple method of construction used for shallow tunnels. To achieve this, a trench is excavated in a road, for example the Marylebone/Euston Road for the Metropolitan Railway in 1863, and then it's roofed over with an overhead support system that's strong enough to carry the load of what is to be built above the tunnel. Excavation then takes place under the permanent tunnel roof, and the base slab is constructed to allow the trains to run over it. This first set of walks follows their termini.

Walk 1: Hammersmith Tube station to Edgware Road Tube station (Circle Line)[edit]

Walk length: 3.4 mi (5.5 km)

  1. Looking away from Hammersmith Tube station, turn left onto the A315/Hammersmith Road, which should take you over a railway bridge, merge into Kensington High Street and take you to the corner of Hyde Park.
  2. Once at Hyde Park, take a diagonal left into it, and when you get to Broad Walk, cross over onto the footpath towards the Round Pond. Follow this round to the pathway at the first curve, which you should walk down until you get to the A402/Bayswater Road. Here, turn right onto it, and then take the first left onto Leinster Terrace.
  3. After some time, turn right onto the B410/Craven Hill Arms, which should pass Paddington station and merge into Craven Road and the A4205/Praed Street. Then when you get to the A5/Edgware Road, cross over onto the A501/Chapel Street, and Edgware Road Tube station should be on your left.

Walk 2: Ealing Broadway station to Upminster station (District Line)[edit]

Walk length: 39.8 mi (64.1 km)

  1. Looking away from Ealing Broadway station, turn left onto The Broadway before turning left onto The Mall, which should merge into the A4020/Uxbridge Road and take you pass Ealing Common. At the first crossroad in the common, turn right onto the A406/Gunnersbury Avenue, which should take you over a couple of railway bridges and to the Chiswick Flyover. Here, walk around the Chiswick roundabout and turn right onto the A205/Chiswick High Street, which should take you pass Kew Bridge station, and just after it, turn left onto Kew Road to cross over Kew Bridge, which should take you pass Kew Cricket Club, Kew Gardens, and merge into the A307.
  2. At the next roundabout, go straight ahead onto the A307/The Quadrant, and just after you pass Church Road, turn left into the car park attached to the north side of Richmond station. From here, walk through the it to the footpath running parallel to the platform where you turn left towards the B322/Church Road, where you turn right onto to walk over the tracks. After you pass a kink in the road, turn left onto Marlborough Road before turning right onto Queen’s Road, and immediately turn left onto Cambrian Road, which should take you into Richmond Park. Here, follow the footpath towards The Holly Lodge Centre, where you turn right at the T-junction before turning left towards Holly Lodge, where you turn right. This should take you to Sawyer’s Hill, where you cross over onto the next footpath before turning right onto the footpath in between the cluster of trees.
  3. At the end of the cluster of trees, take a diagonal right towards Spankers Hill Wood Car Park, where you turn left towards a smaller cluster of trees. Here, turn right towards the tarmac pathway, where you turn left towards Stag Lodge Stables, which should take you to the A3/Roehampton Vale. Once you’re here, cross over the road onto Capital Ring, which should take you through the Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields, and as you walk into another cluster of trees, walk along the footpath straight ahead as Capital Ring veers off to the left, which should take you across Wimbledon Common towards The Green.
  4. Once you reach The Green, cross over it towards the A219/High Street Wimbledon, where you turn right onto, and follow the road round as it merges into Wimbledon Hill Road and take you to Wimbledon station. From here, turn left onto Ornico Lane where you walk parallel to the tracks through a car park, and it should take you to Alexandra Road, where you turn right onto. At the end of the road, cross over onto Strathearn Road so that you’re walking parallel to the railway and it merges into Horne Park Road. From here, turn right onto Arthur Road so that you pass Wimbledon Park Tube station, and then turn left onto the A218/Durnsford Road, which should merge into Merton Street. Shortly after this, turn right onto Bodmin Street, and just as the road veers to the right, turn left into King Georges Park Football Pitches, and follow the path pass the River Wandle and over Kimber Road. This should take you into King George’s Park and to Wandle Recreation Centre, where you turn right onto the footpath towards Garratt Lane, where you turn left onto. a) Alternatively, you can walk back a little bit on Wimbledon Hill Road before turning right onto Alexandra Road.
  5. Eventually, you should reach a T-junction with the A3/Armoury Way, which you turn right onto it, and then turn left at the following crossroads to take you under a railway bridge and merge into the A217/Swandon Way. When you get to the Wandsworth Roundabout, turn left onto the A217/Wandsworth Bridge Road to take you over the River Thames and pass Eel Brook Common. Just after this, turn left onto the B318/Harwood Road, which should take you towards the A304/Fulham Road, where you turn left onto. From here, follow it round as it turns left, and then turn right onto the B317/North End Road, which should take you pass West Kensington Tube station.a) Alternatively, you can also take a shortcut on a footpath along Jerdan Place, which will also take you to North End Road.
  6. After some time, you should reach a T-junction with the A315/Hammersmith Road, where you turn right onto before it takes you over a railway bridge and merges into Kensington High Street. Just after this, turn left onto Russell Road, which should take you past Kensington (Olympia) Tube station on your left, and when you reach Russell Road Kitchen Garden Club, turn right onto Holland Gardens before turning left onto the A3220/Holland Road. Then at the next junction, turn right to follow the A3220, and at the next crossroads, cross over onto Oakwood Court, which should take you pass a small park. After this, you should be at a T-junction with Abbotsbury Road, which you should turn left onto, and then when you get to Holland Park, turn right onto it, and just after passing Holland Park on your right, turn right onto Holland Park Avenue. This should take you pass Notting Hill Gate and Queensway Tube stations, Kensington Gardens, and merge into the A402/Bayswater Road.a) Alternatively, you can turn right onto Bishop Kings Road or Gorleston Road (Via Marcus Garvey Park) before turning left onto Earsby Street, which will also take you to the Hammersmith Road.
  7. About 200 metres after passing Queensway Tube station, turn left onto Leinster Terrace before turning right onto the B410/Craven Hill Arms, which should pass Paddington station and merge into Craven Road and the A4205/Praed Street. Then when you get to the A5/Edgware Road, cross over onto the A501/Chapel Street, and Edgware Road Tube station should be on your left. Just after this, keep following the road round until you get to the A501/Marylebone Road, which you turn right onto, and it should take you pass Madame Tussauds, Regents Park, Great Portland Street, Warren Street and Euston Square Tube stations, Euston station, the British Library and merge into the A400/Euston Road.
  8. Eventually, you should reach St Pancras International and King’s Cross stations, and at this point, keep going straight ahead on the A501/Pentonville Road. After you pass the National Autistic Society building, turn left onto Colebrook Row to pass Duncan Terrace Gardens, and then when you get to Duncan Street, turn right onto the footpath that takes you down to the Regents Canal footpath. Walk along the canal to pass several locks, walk under several road and railway bridges, and merges into the Kingsland Towpath, Denne Terrace, Regent’s Row, Andrew’s Road and Pound Path.
  9. After around 3 miles, you should reach Victoria Park. Turn left into the park when you reach Bonner Gate before turning right towards the West Boating Lake, which you walk alongside towards Crown Gate East, where you join the B118/Old Ford Road to walk over the Hertford Union Canal and away from Victoria Park. When you get to the end of the road, walk over the foot bridge that takes you over the A12, which then takes you onto Crown Close, and then turn left onto Wick Lane, which should take you to The Greenway. Here, turn right onto it, which should take you over the River Lea, pass the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and over a foot bridge. Just before you walk under a railway bridge, turn left onto a footpath that takes you to Sidings Street so that you’re walking parallel to the railway, and just as the road turns away to the left, turn right onto Carpenter’s Street under the railway, which should take you to the A118/High Street where you turn left onto, which merges into Broadway, Romford Road, and Ilford Hill. This should also take you pass Stratford High Street DLR station, Woodgrange Park Cemetery, Woodgrange Park Overground station and under the A406/North Circular Road. a) Alternatively, you can also turn left onto Hutchins Close immediately after the railway bridge, which should merge into Gibbins Road and Wilmer Lea Close. At the end of this road, cross over Jupp Road West onto Lett Road before turning left onto the High Street.
  10. Eventually, you should reach the Ilford Hospital Chapel on your right, and after passing this, cross over the A123/Chapel Road onto High Road. Then just after you pass Ilford Police Station, turn right onto the A1083, and follow this round to Green Lane, which you turn right onto and follow it round to the left, which should take you pass Goodmayes Park, Central Park (Dagenham) and take you over the River Rom and the River Ravensbourne. This should also eventually merge into Wood Lane, the A124/Rush Green Road, Hornchurch Road, High Street, Upminster Road and St. Marys Lane. About 400 metres after passing a railway bridge, turn left onto Station Road, and Upminster station should be on your right. a) Alternatively, you can also turn left onto Highview Gardens, which is about 200 metres after the railway bridge, before turning left again onto Branfill Road. At the end of the road, you should end up at Station Road, with Upminster station being about 50 metres to your left.

Walk 3: Hammersmith Tube station to Barking station (Hammersmith & City Line)[edit]

Walk length: 14.6 mi (23.5 km)

  1. Looking away from Hammersmith Tube station, turn left onto the A315/Hammersmith Road and walk straight ahead at the junction so you walk over a railway bridge before it merges into Kensington High Street, which should take you to Hyde Park. From here, turn left onto Broad Walk before immediately turning right onto The Flower Walk to walk pass the Albert Memorial, and then cross over the West Carriage Drive onto the footpath parallel to the Old Football Pitches, Hyde Park. This should also take you pass The Serpentine, and when you’re almost passed it, take a diagonal left towards the bottom corner of it before making a diagonal right at the next path towards Hyde Park Corner.
  2. Once at Hyde Park Corner, cross over South Carriage Drive to Hyde Park Corner Tube station before crossing over the A4/Piccadilly onto Apsley Way to pass the Wellington Arch. From here, cross over Duke of Wellington Place to walk down Constitution Hill, which should take you to Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial, and at this point, turn left onto The Mall, which should take you under Admiralty Arch and onto Trafalgar Square. Here, cross over onto the A4/Strand, which should take you pass Charing Cross station, City Thameslink station and St. Paul’s Cathedral as well as merging into Fleet Street, Ludgate Hill, St. Paul’s Churchyard and Cannon Street. a) Alternatively, you can also walk around the north side of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
  3. At the end of the road, you should be at Mansion House Tube station. Here, turn left onto Queen Victoria Street, which should take you to Bank Tube station, where you take a slight right towards Bank DLR station onto Cornhill, which then merges into Leadenhall Street. Then at the end of the road, turn left onto Aldgate High Street, which should take you pass Aldgate and Aldgate East Tube stations and merge into Whitechapel High Street, and after passing the latter of the two stations, turn right onto the A13/Commercial Road, which should take you pass Limehouse station and over the Limehouse Cut. Just after this, you should come to a fork in the road, where you should turn left onto East India Dock Road and walk pass All Saints DLR station and over the A102.
  4. When you get to the following junction, keep following the slip road until you get to the junction after crossing the railway bridge. Here, go straight ahead onto the A124/Barking Road, which should take you over the Greenway, under the A102/North Circular Road and over the River Roding. Just after this, turn right at the roundabout towards the A123/Abbey Road, and then cross over it onto London Road to pass the Barking Abbey Grounds. Then as the road turns to the left, turn right onto Ripple Road before immediately turning left onto Station Parade, and Barking station should be about 400 metres ahead of you.

Walk 4: Chesham Tube station to Aldgate Tube station (Metropolitan Line)[edit]

Walk length: 41.8 miles (67.3 kilometres)

  1. From Chesham Tube station car park:-
    • Walk on the footpath parallel to the station and tracks, until you come to a flight of gentle steps on the right-hand side down into Punch Bowl Lane.
    • At the end of the road, turn left onto Red Lion Street.
    • At the next roundabout, take Amersham Road, and then Moor Road, alongside the river and under the railway bridge, and past the swimming pool.
    • At the end of Moor Road turn right and take Boismoor Road, merging into Bois Lane and Sycamore Road.
    • Crossing Woodside Avenue (A416) (at the roundabouts), at the next roundabout turn onto Hill Avenue, and proceed to the Station at the end.
  2. From Amersham Station:-
    • At the station take the public footbridge and turn left towards The Copse, via The Drive, and Highland Road coming out into Stanley Hill Avenue.
    • Take a left along the later, and then a left into A404/Stanley Hill, following it as it takes you pass Chalfont & Latimer station and merges into White Lion Road, Chalfont Station Road and Amersham Road.
  3. A few hundred metres after leaving Chalfont, veer off to the left onto Path CN25, which should take you over Claypit Lane and through some fields to a footpath parallel to Latimer Road, where you turn right to walk parallel to it. Then just after passing Chenies Baptist Church, turn left onto Path CN15 to take you through some more fields and woodland and over the River Chess. At the end of this path, turn right onto Path SA40, which should take you pass the Church of the Holy Cross and onto New Road, which you should turn right onto briefly walk on before turning left onto another footpath through some more fields.
  4. After a bit of time, you should reach a bridge that crosses the M25/London Orbital Motorway. Here, turn left onto a footpath that runs parallel to it before it takes you away from it through a field towards Sarratt Road, where you turn right onto to cross the motorway. Then just after crossing it, turn left onto a footpath that runs parallel to it, which should take you to Fir Tree Hill, where you walk straight ahead onto it before turning right onto Rousebarn Lane, which should take you through a woodland area. When you get to a crossroads with Whippendell Walk 3, turn left onto the path into the woodland area, which should take you through a golf course and over the Grand Union Canal and River Gade. Just after passing the latter of the two, turn right so you pass Watford Miniature Railway and walk through Cassiobury Park before turning left towards Cassiobury Park Car Park, which you walk through onto Gade Avenue. From here, turn left onto Cassiobury Park Avenue, which should take you to Watford Tube station.
  5. At the station, turn back on yourself towards Swiss Avenue, where you turn left down before merging into Gade Avenue and take you under a railway bridge. Just before the end of the road, turn right onto a footpath that takes you to a roundabout, where you turn right onto the A412/Rickmansworth Road, and then at the canal bridge, turn left onto the footpath parallel to the Grand Union Canal. This should take you through Croxley Common Moor, under a couple of railway bridges, pass Stockers Lake Nature Reserve, Springwell Lake, Harefield Marina, Denham Country Park, under the A40 and pass Denham Yacht Station. Just after passing the latter of these, turn left onto Oxford Road before turning left onto High Street, and Uxbridge Tube station should be straight ahead of you.
  6. From the station, turn right onto Bakers Yard before turning left onto High Street, and then at the next roundabout, go straight ahead onto the A4020/Hillingdon Road, which should merge into Uxbridge Road, The Broadway, The Mall (Briefly) and The Vale (Briefly). This should also take you pass Hillingdon Golf Course, over the A312/The Parkway, over the Paddington Arm Canal, pass Southall and Brent Valley Parks, over a couple of railway bridges and pass Ealing Common Tube station. a) Alternatively, you can also walk to the end of Belmont Road before turning onto High Street, which should also take you pass Uxbridge Tube station on your left.
  7. Eventually, you should reach Shephard’s Bush Market Tube station, which should be next to Shephard’s Bush Roundabout. Here, go straight ahead onto the A402/Holland Park Avenue, which should take you pass Holland Park and Notting Hill Gate Tube stations before you reach Hyde Park, where the road merges into Bayswater Road. From here, you should follow the route of the Central Line between Queensway and Bank Tube stations as the road merges into Hyde Park Place (Briefly), Marble Arch and the A40/Oxford Street, which becomes New Oxford Street, High Holborn, and Cheapside. This should take you pass Oxford Circus, City Thameslink station, St Paul’s Cathedral and eventually Bank station, where you go straight ahead onto Cornhill, which should merge into Leadenhall Street, and at the end of the road, turn left onto Aldgate High Street, and Aldgate Tube station should be on your left.

Deep level lines[edit]

As the Tube network grew in size, lines were getting more clustered, and so a new method was needed to create new lines. Going underground was the best option, and the City & South London Railway (Now Northern Line Bank branch) was the first to open in 1890. Since then, underground construction and technology has significantly improved and has allowed the Tube to expand to its current size. This first set of walks follows their termini, including the new Northern Line branch to Battersea Power Station via the Nine Elms development.

Walk 1: Elephant & Castle Tube station to Harrow & Wealdstone station (Bakerloo Line)[edit]

Walk length: 13.7 mi (22.0 km)

  1. From the Elephant & Castle, walk across the roundabout onto the A201/London Road, and then at St George’s Circus, turn left onto the A301/Waterloo Road, which should take you pass Waterloo station. When you get to the railway viaduct, turn left onto Mepham Road before crossing over onto Sutton Walk, which should take you under the railway onto Concert Hall Approach and take you pass the Royal Festival Hall. After passing this, turn left to walk under the Hungerford Railway Bridge before turning right to cross over the Golden Jubilee Bridge nearest to the London Eye, and from there, walk along Northumberland Avenue to Trafalgar Square.
  2. At Trafalgar Square, Cross over onto Cockspur Street before turning right onto Haymarket and then left onto Coventry Street, which should take you to Piccadilly Circus. From here, turn left onto the A4201/Regent Street, and then at Oxford Circus, turn left onto the A40/Oxford Street. This should take you to the Marble Arch, where you should turn right onto the A5/Edgware Road, and you should follow this pass the Westway, Kilburn High Street and Brondesbury Overground stations, Kilburn Tube station and merge into Maida Vale and Shoot-Up Hill.
  3. After some time, turn left onto Anson Road, which should take you pass a primary school and Gladstone Park, where it should merge into Kendal Road. Just as the road turns to the left, you should reach Bridge Gate, which you should cross to go over the railway onto Mulgrave Road, and at the end of this, turn right onto the A4088/Dudden Hill Road. At the next major roundabout, turn right onto Neasden Road as the roundabout turns off to the left, which should take you to the North Circular Road. Here, walk under it to go onto Neasden Lane North, which should merge into the A4088/Blackbird Hill.
  4. About 100 metres before you walk under a railway bridge, turn right onto The Avenue, which should take you over Wealdstone Brook and under a railway bridge. At the end of the road, turn right onto Preston Road, and then at the following roundabout, turn left onto Shaftsbury Avenue, which should take you to Woodcock Park. Here, turn left onto the first footpath, and just after you pass the boules club, turn left onto another footpath that should take you to Donnington Road, where you turn right. At the end of this road, turn right onto Woodcock Hill before turning left onto Sedgecombe Avenue. When you get to the A4006/Kenton Road, turn left onto it before immediately turning right onto St Leonard’s Avenue, which merges into Kingshill Avenue, and then from here, turn left onto Brampton Grove, which should take you to a roundabout. Here, turn left onto Christchurch Avenue, which then merges into Forward Drive and Masons Avenue, and then at the next crossroads, turn right onto The Bridge, and Harrow & Wealdstone station should be on your right. a) Alternatively, you can take a shortcut on Prestwood Avenue, which will also take you to Brampton Grove.

Walk 2: Epping Tube station to West Ruislip station (Central Line)[edit]

Walk length: 33.3 mi (53.6 km)

  1. Looking away from Epping station, turn right away from the car park, and then turn left onto the first footpath around it, which should take you to Centre Drive. Here, turn right onto it, and then turn left onto Amesbury Road, where it takes you to a dead end. Once there, walk through the footpath taking you to Pelly Court, and at the end of the road, turn left onto Hemnall Street. This should take you to the B1393/High Road, which you should turn left onto and follow as it crosses the M25/London Orbital Motorway, takes you through Epping Forest and merges into Epping Road and the A104/Epping New Road.
  2. When you come to an open area of green to your right, turn right onto the footpath, and then cross over Fairmead Road to continue along the path in the next cluster of trees. At the next crossroads, take a diagonal left, which should take you over Cuckoo Brook and onto Chingford Plain, and then when you reach a dent in the treeline, take a diagonal left towards Chingford Plain Car Park before following the path round to Bury Road. Here, follow to the T-junction, where you then turn right onto the A1069/Station Road, which should take you pass Chingford Overground station. Then at the end of the road, turn right onto the A110/Kings Head Hill, and then turn left onto the B169/The Ridgeway, and at the following roundabout, turn left onto the A112/Old Church Road. a) Alternatively, you can cut through the pathway passing The Parish Church of Saints Peter and Paul, which will also take you to The Ridgeway.
  3. After some time, you should reach Chingford Mount Cemetery on your left. Here, turn right onto Priory Avenue before turning left onto Middleton Avenue, and then at the end of the road, turn right onto Marmion Avenue before turning left onto Waltham Way. At the next roundabout, go straight ahead onto the A1009/Hall Lane before turning right onto Lower Hall Lane, which should take you over the River Lea before veering left to continue along the road. Just after the road turns away, cross over a dirt road onto Towpath Road and follow towards the River Lea Navigation, which you should follow under the bridge and through an industrial estate and Wild Marsh East, making sure to cross over some locks when the footpath ends on the side you’re join it.
  4. After some time, you should reach Tottenham Lock, which is next to the A503/Ferry Lane. Here, turn right onto the main road, which should take you pass Tottenham Hale station, and then at the roundabout next to Tottenham Hale Retail Park, turn left onto Broad Lane. Then at the next major crossroads, turn left onto the A10 to pass Seven Sisters Tube station before veering off to the right onto the A503/Seven Sisters Road to pass under a couple of railway bridges and over the New River Path as well as passing Manor House Tube station and Finsbury Park station. a) Alternatively, you can cut through Tottenham Hale Retail Park, which will also take you to Broad Lane.
  5. Eventually, you should reach Cantelowes Gardens, which should be next to a railway line. Here, turn right onto a footpath through the gardens towards Oseney Crescent, where you turn left towards the crossroads and cross over onto Gaisford Street. Then at the end of this road, turn left onto the A400/Kentish Town Road before turning right onto Prince of Wales Road and take you pass Kentish Town West Overground station and Talcare Gardens. At the end of the road, turn right onto the A502/Haverstock Hill before turning left onto England’s Lane, which merges into Eton Avenue and take you to Swiss Cottage Tube station. At this point, you should be at a crossroad between the A41/College Crescent and B511/Finchley Road. At this point, cross over it onto Belsize Road, which should take you pass Belsize Priory Health Centre. a) Alternatively, you can take an immediate right onto Anglers Lane, which will also take you to Prince of Wales Road.
  6. Eventually, you should reach Kilburn High Road Overground station, which should be at the T-junction with the A5/Kilburn High Road. Here, turn right onto it before turning left onto Brondesbury Villas, and at the end of the road, turn left onto Brondesbury Road, which should then merge into Harvist Road and Mortimer Road and take you to Kensal Green Underground and Overground station. Just after passing this, turn right onto the A404/Harrow Road, and then at the next railway bridge, turn left onto a footpath in between the tracks, and follow it until you pass Willesden Junction Overground station, where you turn left onto Station Approach. This should take you to the A4000/Old Oak Lane, where you should turn left onto, and it should take you pass some railway sidings and over the Paddington Branch Canal before merging into Victoria Road. a) Alternatively, you can walk a bit further along Kilburn High Road to turn left straight onto Brondesbury Road. b) At Kensal Green station, you can also walk through Hazel Road Open Space, which will also take you to Harrow Road.
  7. Just after you cross over a railway, turn right onto Victoria Road, and when you reach the A40/Western Avenue, cross over onto Horn Lane before turning right onto Noel Lane, which should take you pass North Acton Playing Fields. Then at the next roundabout, turn right onto Princes Garden, which should take you pass North Acton Tube station before merging into Queen’s Drive and take you pass North Ealing Tube station. At the following crossroads, cross over onto Madeley Road before turning left onto the B455/The Broadway, with Ealing Broadway station on your left. From here, turn right onto Haven Green, and after you pass the namesake park, walk straight ahead onto the B455/Haven Street, which merges into Castlebar Road.a) Alternatively, you can walk along the same road you used to get to Ealing Broadway station to get back to the A455/Haven Street.
  8. After some time, you should reach a roundabout, where you should turn right onto Kent Gardens, and then at the next roundabout, turn left onto Scotch Common, which should take you pass Pitshanger Park. Just after passing this, turn right at the roundabout onto Argyle Road before turning left onto the B455/Ruislip Road East at the next roundabout, which should take you under a railway bridge and parallel to the River Brent. Just after the river veers off to the left, you should reach a crossroads, which you should cross onto The Broadway, which merges into Ruislip Road, take you over the River Pinn and pass Rectory Park.
  9. Eventually, you should get to the White Hart Roundabout, where you turn left onto the path that takes you under it, and then follow it until you reach the A4180/Ruislip Road, which you veer onto and walk along, which merges into West End Road and takes you over the A40/Westway as well as passing RAF Northolt and Northolt Tube station. About 200 metres after passing the station, you should reach a roundabout, where you turn left onto Wood Lane, and then at The White Bear pub, turn left onto the B466/Ickenham Road, and West Ruislip station should be on your left.

Walk 3: Stanmore Tube station to Stratford station (Jubilee Line)[edit]

Walk length: 15.9 mi (25.6 km)

  1. Looking away from Stanmore Tube station, turn right onto the Station Forecourt before merging with London Road, and at the next roundabout, go straight ahead onto Spur Road. Then at the following roundabout, turn right onto the A41/Edgware Way. At the roundabout after crossing over the M1 motorway and a railway, go straight ahead onto the A1/Watford Way, and after the following roundabout, go straight ahead before turning left onto the B1461/Daws Lane. From here, walk to the end of the road before turning right onto Hammer’s Lane. This should merge into Wise Lane and take you to a crossroads, where you turn right onto Milespit Hill. a) Alternatively, you can turn left onto a footpath that takes you through Arrandene Open Space as a short up, which will also take you to the end of Wise Lane.
  2. At the end of the road, turn left onto Pursley Hill, which should merge into Devonshire Road and take you to a roundabout, where you turn right onto the B1462/Dollis Road. Just as this road turns to the left, go straight ahead onto a footpath that takes you over Dollis Brook and through Christ College Cricket Ground, and this should take you to Lyndhurst Gardens. Here, cross over onto the car park for Poolside Manor Swimming Pool before walking along another footpath to Dollis Avenue, where you turn right onto. At the end of this road, turn left onto the A504, before turning right onto Gravel Hill at the next T-junction, where it then merges into East End Lane and take you pass the Wilf Slack Sports Grounds and East Finchley Cemetery.
  3. After a while, go straight ahead onto The Causeway as East End Lane goes to the left, which should take you to East Finchley Tube station. Here, turn left through the station concourse to the High Road, where you turn right onto, which then merges into Great North Road, and then at the end of the road, keep going straight ahead onto the A1/Archway Road. This should take you pass Highgate Tube Depot and Archway Park.
  4. At the end of the road, turn right onto St John’s Way before turning left onto the A1/Sandridge Street, which should merge into Holloway Road and take you pass Upper Holloway Overground station and Holloway Road Tube station. This should take you Highbury Island, where you walk straight ahead onto the A1201/St Paul’s Road, which then merges into the A104/Balls Pond Road and Dalston Lane. After you pass Dalston Junction Overground station, the road should merge into the A1207/Graham Road and takes you under a couple of railway bridges.
  5. After passing the railway bridges, turn right onto the A107/Mare Road before turning left onto the B113/Morning Lane, which should take you pass a railway viaduct, and then at a three-way fork, turn left onto the B113/Wick Road, which should take you under the A12/East Cross Route and railway bridge before merging into Chapman Road. Just before the road turns to the right, turn left onto Felstead Road before turning left onto Prince Edward Road, which you follow round before you cross over Berkshire Road onto Wallis Road. From here, this should take you to a footpath that takes you over the River Lea Navigation and onto Copper Street, and from there, turn right onto Waterden Street, which should take you pass the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, take you over a railway bridge and merge into Westfield Avenue. At this point, Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre should be on your left, which you should follow through to get to Stratford station. a) Alternatively, you can also walk to Berkshire Road where you turn right onto before turning left onto Wallis Road. b) To get to Stratford International station, turn left onto International Way, and the main station concourse should be on your right with the DLR station on your left.

Walk 4: High Barnet Tube station to Morden Tube station (Northern Line)[edit]

Walk length: 27.6 mi (44.4 km)

  1. Looking towards High Barnet Tube station, turn right towards the A1000/Barnet Hill, where you cross over into the park area, which should take you to Mays Lane, which you turn right onto, and it should take you over Dollis Brook. Just after you pass the brook for the second time, turn left onto the London Loop pathway, which should take you through some fields parallel to Dollis Brook and take you to Totteridge Fields, which you walk through to the A5109/Totteridge Common. Here, turn right onto it, and it should merge into Marsh Lane and take you to Barnet Way, where you turn left towards the roundabout. At this point, cross over to continue along the A5109 so you cross over the M1 motorway and a railway, and just after this, turn right onto Gibbs Green.
  2. At the end of the road, turn right onto Hale Lane, and just after you pass Farm Road, turn left onto a footpath that should take you onto Penshurst Gardens. Then at the roundabout turn left onto the A5100/Rectory Lane, and Edgware Tube station should be on your left. From here, turn left onto Bakery Path, which should take you pass the Tube depot and should take you to Brook Avenue, where you turn right. When it turns to the left, walk straight ahead onto another footpath that takes you to West Way, where you walk straight ahead and should take you to the A5109/Deans Lane, which you turn right onto, and at the next crossroads, turn left onto Deansbrook Road, which should merge into Lyndhurst Avenue. This should take you to Burns Road, where you turn right to walk under a railway bridge, the M1 motorway and Watford Way. About 200 metres after passing it, turn right onto Rowlands Close, and when you reach a dead end, turn right onto a footpath that should take you to Page Street, where you turn left onto. Just after this, turn right onto a footpath that takes you pass Chase Lodge Playing Field, and continue along the path when you get to Devonshire Road through a woodland area. a) Alternatively, you can also turn left onto Dryfield Road, which should take you over Burnt Oak Brook and take you to Deansbrook Road.
  3. At the end of the footpath, you should reach Bittacy Hill, where you walk pass Mill Hill East Tube station and under a railway bridge before merging into the B1462/Dollis Road. Just as the road turns to the left, walk straight ahead onto a footpath that should take you over Dollis Brook and though Christ College Cricket Ground, which should take you to Lyndhurst Gardens. Here, cross over onto the car park for Poolside Manor Swimming Pool before walking along another footpath to Dollis Avenue, where you turn right onto. At the end of this road, turn left onto the A504, before turning right onto the A598/Regents Park Road, and this should take you to the Finchley Road Junction of the A406/North Circular Road, where you cross over onto Finchley Road. Then just after you pass under a railway bridge, turn right onto the A502/Golders Green Road to pass Golders Green Tube station, which should merge into North End Way when you pass Golders Hill Park and through a woodland, and then at the next roundabout, it should merge into Heath Street.
  4. After some time, you should reach Hampstead Tube station, where you should turn right onto the A502/Hampstead High Street, which should take you pass Belsize Park, Chalk Farm, Camden Town, and Mornington Crescent Tube stations. This should merge into Haverstock Hill, Chalk Farm Road, Camden High Street, and Hampstead Road as well as taking you across a couple of railways. You should eventually end of at the A501/Euston Road, where you should cross over onto the A400 to pass Warren Street, Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square Tube stations as well as merging into Tottenham Court Road and Charing Cross Road, which should take you to Trafalgar Square just after passing The National Gallery.
  5. Once you’re at Trafalgar Square, turn right onto Northumberland Avenue, and from here, cross the River Thames on the Golden Jubilee Bridge nearest to the London Eye before turning right towards it along The Queen’s Walk. When you get to Jubilee Park & Garden, turn left onto the first footpath, which should take you to Belvedere Road, where you turn right. When you’re about halfway along the back of County Hall, turn left onto a pedestrianized area, which should take you to the A3200, where you follow it around the IMAX Cinema before turning left to walk under Waterloo station onto Westminster Bridge Road. This should take you to Lambeth North Tube station, where you turn right onto the A23/Kennington Road, which should take you pass the Imperial War Museum. Then about half a mile after passing this, turn left onto Reedworth Street, which should take you pass the Hurley Clinic. Walk around it on the footpath before crossing over the A3204/Kennington Lane onto Cottingham Street, and just after you walk pass the park, you should end up on Othello Close, which should take you to the A3/Kennington Park Road where you turn right to pass Kennington Tube station.
  6. After a bit of time, turn right onto Ravensdon Street, which should take you to Milverton Street where you turn left before turning right onto Windmill Row. From here, turn left back onto the A3204/Kennington Lane, which should take you pass Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and Vauxhall station, where you turn left onto South Lambeth Road to walk parallel to the tracks. Then at the next junction, turn right onto Parry Street to walk under the tracks, and then cross over the A3036 onto the A3205/Nine Elms Lane to take you pass the US Embassy. From here, turn left onto Cringle Street before turning right onto Kirtling Street, which should take you to the new Battersea Power Station Tube station. To get back to Nine Elms Lane, turn left onto Pump House Lane before turning right back onto Nine Elms Lane, which should take you to Battersea Park station. Just after passing it, turn left onto the A3216/Queenstown Road to pass Queenstown Road station, which should merge into Cedars Road.
  7. At the end of the road, you should be at Clapham Common, which you should cross over into to follow the path to Clapham South Deep Level Shelter. This should take you to the A24/Englewood Road, where you turn right to pass Clapham South Tube station and Balham station, where it merges into Balham High Road and Merton High Street. This should also take you pass Tooting Bec, Tooting Broadway and Colliers Wood Tube stations.
  8. Eventually, you should be walking parallel to the River Wandle, and when this turns to the left, follow the footpath parallel to it to walk under the A24/Merantun Way and to Deen City Park. Just after passing this, turn right onto a footpath that takes you pass the back of an industrial estate and over the tram track into Morden Hall Park. Follow this round to the A24/Morden Road, where you turn left onto before following it round to the right at the roundabout, and Morden Tube station should be on your right. a) As the trams pass through Morden Hall Park quite frequently, make sure to look both ways for any oncoming trams before crossing over the tracks.

Walk 5: Heathrow Terminal 5 to Cockfosters Tube station (Piccadilly Line)[edit]

Walk length: 24.7 mi (39.8 km)

  1. When leaving Heathrow Terminal 5, turn right onto Wellington Road, and follow it round to the roundabout, where you turn right onto Wright Way. Then at the next junction, cross over onto Western Perimeter Road, which should merge into Northern Perimeter Road West, and follow this to Northwood Road Car Park, where you turn left to walk through towards the A4/Bath Road. Here, turn left onto it before turning right onto the A3044/Hatch Lane, and then at the end of the road, turn right onto Holloway Lane. At the following roundabout, turn left onto the Harmondsworth Road, which should take you over the M4 motorway and pass West Drayton station as well as merging into Station Road, High Street, the A408/High Road (Briefly) and Cowley Road.
  2. Eventually, you should reach a roundabout with a cross shaped building in the middle of it. Here, follow it to the right before turning left onto Cross Street, and then turn off the roundabout by turning right onto Windsor Street, which should take you to the High Street which you cross over onto Bakers Yard, and this should take you to Uxbridge Tube station. From here, walk straight ahead onto the footpath parallel to the tracks, and then at the end of it, turn right onto York Road before turning left onto Montague Road, which should take you to the B483/Park Road, where you cross over onto Honeycroft Hill. From here, it should merge into Hercies Road and take you to Western Avenue, where you turn right onto before turning left onto the B466/Long Lane at the next junction, which should take you pass Hillingdon Tube station, over the A40/Western Avenue and pass West Ruislip station as well as merging into the High Road.
  3. About half a mile after passing West Ruislip station, you should reach a roundabout where you straight ahead onto Kingsend, which should take you over the A4180/West End Road onto Pembroke Road. This then merges into Park Way and Elm Avenue before taking you over Field End Road onto North View, which should merge into Eastern Avenue. Just after it takes you round to the left, turn right onto Durley Avenue before turning left onto a footpath that takes you to the edge of a woodland area. Just after you left to walk parallel to it, turn right into the woodland so you cross over Yeading Brook and onto Church Avenue, which should take you to a roundabout. From here, turn left onto Rayners Lane before turning right onto a footpath parallel to Yeading Brook, which should take you pass Yeading Brook Open Space and to Northumberland Road, where you turn right. At the end of this road, turn left onto Station Road to take you pass North Harrow Tube station before merging with Parkside Way, Headstone Gardens and Headstone Drive.
  4. Just after you walk under a railway bridge, you should reach the High Street, which you turn left onto before walking straight ahead onto the A409. Just after this, turn left onto Locket Road, and then at the end of the road, turn right onto Kenton Lane, which should take you to the Belmond Circle, where you walk straight ahead onto Weston Drive before merging into Wemborough Road. At the end of the road, you should be at the A4140/Honeypot Lane, where you cross over onto the B461/Whitchurch Lane to pass Stanmore Marsh and Canons Park Tube station towards the A5/High Street. Here, cross over onto the A5100/Station Road to pass Edgware Tube station, and then at the following roundabout, turn right onto Penshurst Gardens. This should take you to a foot path, which take you to Hale Lane were you turn right, and then after around 300 metres, turn left onto Gibbs Green, which should take you to the A5109/Selvage Road, which should take you over the M1 motorway and a railway, and then at the roundabout, go straight ahead onto Barnet Way before turning right onto the A5109/Marsh Lane, which should merge into Highwood Hill.
  5. After some time, take a diagonal left onto a footpath through some fields through Totteridge Fields and over Dollis Brook before walking parallel to it to follow the London Loop and onto the Dollis Valley Greenwalk. Then as the brook turns to the right, turn left towards Mays Lane where you turn right, which should take you pass Quinta Open Space before merging into Underhill. Then at the end of the road, turn right onto Barnet Hill to walk under a railway bridge, and then turn left onto the A110/Station Road, which should take you under another railway bridge. Just after walking under this, turn left onto Park Road to walk over Shirebourne Brook before turning left onto Edgeworth Road. This should take you to a roundabout, where you go straight ahead onto Langford Road before turning left onto Bevan Road. This should take you onto a footpath that you walk down to Chalk Lane, where you turn right to walk round Cockfosters Cricket Club, and then at the end of the road, cross over into the car park that’s attached to Cockfosters Tube station, which should be on your right. a) Alternatively, you can turn right at the roundabout onto Mount Pleasant, which will also take you to Bevan Road, which you turn left.

Walk 6: Walthamstow Central Tube & Overground station to Brixton Tube station (Victoria Line)[edit]

Walk length: 10.8 mi (17.4 km)

  1. Looking away from Walthamstow Central Tube & Overground station, turn left onto Selborne Road, which should take you parallel to the Overground tracks and over another railway, which should merge into South Grove just after you walk under a railway bridge after a left turn. Then at the following roundabout, turn left onto the A1006/Markhouse Road, which should take you to the A104/Lea Bridge Road, which you turn right onto. This should take you pass Lea Bridge station, take you over the River Lea Navigation and the River Lea as well as passing Lee Valley Park and Millfields Cricket Pitch.
  2. At the end of the road, you should reach Lea Bridge Roundabout, where you turn left onto the A107, and then after about 300 metres, turn right onto the A104/Cricketfield Road, which should take you pass Hackney Down Tennis Courts before merging into Pembury Road. Then at the next junction, turn right onto Amhurst Road before immediately turning left onto the A104/Dalston Lane, which should take you pass Hackney Downs station and over a railway bridge. At the following crossroads after this, continue straight ahead onto the B108/Queensbridge Road, which should take you over the Regents Canal and take you pass Haggerston Park.
  3. At the end of the road, turn right onto the A1208/Hackney Road, and then at the A10/Kingsland Road, cross over onto the A5201/Old Street, which should take you under a railway bridge. Then at the next major junction, cross over the A501/Old Street onto Tabernacle Street, which should take you to Worship Street. Here, turn right onto it before immediately turning left onto the A501/Finsbury Square, which should merge into Moorgate before passing Moorgate station and to London Wall, which you turn right onto. About 50 metres after this, turn left onto Coleman Street, which should take you to Gresham Street where you turn right, then turn left onto King Street. At the end of the road, cross over Cheapside onto Queen Street. This should take you to Queen Street Place after crossing the A3211/Upper Thames Street, which should take you over Southwark Bridge before merging into Southwark Bridge Road. This should take you under a couple of railway bridges and pass Mint Street Park. a) Alternatively, you can also turn left onto Ironmonger Street as a shortcut, which will also take you to Cheapside. Here, turn left before immediately turning left onto Queen Street.
  4. Eventually, you should reach Keyworth Street, which you turn right onto towards the A3/Newington Causeway. Here, turn right towards the Elephant & Castle, where you pass the Michael Faraday Memorial to join the A3/Newington Butts and pass Elephant & Castle and Kennington Tube stations as well as Kennington Park. Just before you reach Oval Tube station, turn left onto the A23/Brixton Road, which should take you round to the right at the following junction and take you pass Max Roach Park. Just after you pass a couple of railway bridges, Brixton Tube station should be on your left. a) Alternatively, you can take a shortcut through Kennington Park, which will also take you to Brixton Road. b) To get to Brixton station, turn left onto the B223/Atlantic Road just after the first railway bridge, and the station should be on your right.

Walk 7: Waterloo station to Bank Tube station (Waterloo & City Line)[edit]

Walk length: 1.5 mi (2.4 km)

  1. Looking away from Waterloo station, turn right onto the A301/Waterloo Road before turning  left onto The Cut. Then at Southwark Tube station, cross over the A201/Blackfriars Road onto Union Street, which should take you under a railway bridge.
  2. At the end of the road, turn left onto Southwark Bridge Road, and follow it to Southwark Bridge where you cross the River Thames. From there, cross over the A3211/Upper Thames Street onto Queen Street, and then at the six-way junction, turn right onto Queen Victoria Street, and Bank Tube station should be straight ahead of you.

Transport for London (TfL) rail links[edit]

The TfL rail links were initially built/formed to connect London's less well connected suburbs as well as taking over rail routes from mainline operators to ease congestion on not only the mainline railway, but also on the London Underground. Over the many years these have operated, they've played a vital role in creating new routes and transporting city workers and tourists alike. These walks follow the termini of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), Tramlink, London Overground, Crossrail/Elizabeth Line, and the proposed cross-London route Crossrail 2.

Walk 1: Bank Tube station to Lewisham station (Docklands Light Railway [DLR])[edit]

Walk length: 16.5 mi (26.6 km)

  1. Looking towards Bank Tube station, turn right onto King William Street, which should take you to Monument Tube station. From here, turn left onto Eastcheap, and at the end of the road, turn left onto Byward, which should take you onto Tower Hill to take you pass the Tower of London. After this, turn left onto Minories, which should take you pass Tower Gateway DLR station and under a railway bridge, which should take you to Aldgate High Street, where you turn right towards Aldgate East Tube station and merge into Whitechapel High Street. Just before it merges into the A11/Mile End Road, turn left onto the A107/Cambridge Heath Road, which should take you under a railway bridge and pass Bethnal Green Gardens towards Bethnal Green Tube station, where you turn right onto the B119/Roman Road, and you should walk over the Regents Canal and through Mile End Park. a) Alternatively, you can also walk through Bethnal Green Gardens, which will also take you to the B119.
  2. Just after passing through Mile End Park, turn left onto the A1205/Grove Road, which should take you to the Hertford Union Canal, where you turn left to walk parallel along it. This should take you under the A12/East Cross Route, and follow the footpath round as it joins the River Lea Navigation and onto White Post Lane, which you turn right onto. Then just after it becomes Carpenters Road, turn left onto Clarnico Lane before turning right onto Waterden Road, which should take you over a railway. Just before you pass Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre, turn left onto International Way before turning right onto Roundhouse Lane to take you pass Stratford International station and walking onto Hitchcock Lane. At the end of this, turn right onto Montfichet Road, and just after the glass building, turn right into the Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre to follow the signs to walk through Stratford station. This should take you pass a bus station and onto Station Street, where you then turn right onto Great Eastern Road, and then at the end of it, turn right onto High Road, which should merge into Broadway. Just after this, turn right onto the A112/West Ham Lane, which should take you pass Stratford Park, merge into Plaistow Road, and take you pass Plaistow Tube station. a) Alternatively, you can also turn right onto West Ham Lane, which will also take you to the A112.
  3. Eventually, you should get to the Greenway where you turn right to pass Newham University Hospital and Brampton Manor Academy. This should take you to High Street South, which you turn right onto to pass under the A13/Newham Way to pass Beckton Ski Slope, merge into Woolwich Manor Way, and take you pass Beckton DLR station. After passing this, you should pass the Gallions Roundabout, where you walk straight across onto Sir Steve Redgrave Bridge before merging onto Woolwich Manor Way and Albert Road, and then at the next crossroads, turn right onto Pier Lane, which should take you to the Woolwich Ferry. Board this to cross over the River Thames to Woolwich. a) Alternatively, you can also cross the Thames using the Woolwich Foot Tunnel.
  4. At the other side of the Thames, walk to the end of Woolwich Pier before turning left at the roundabout onto the A206/Woolwich High Street. This should take you to Woolwich New Street, where you turn right to pass Woolwich station, and then at the park, turn right to walk through it towards the B210/Wellington Street, which you turn left onto to take you pass Woolwich Town Hall. This should take you pass Charlton Park and the Blackwall Tunnel Southern Approach as well as merging into Hillreach, Little Heath, Charlton Park Road and Charlton Road. After some time, turn right onto Vanbrugh Park, which should merge into Charlton Way and take you through Greenwich Park before turning right onto the A2/Shooters Hill Road, which should merge into Blackheath Hill. Just after passing through the park, turn left onto Dartmouth Row, which should merge into Lewisham Hill, and just after walking under a railway bridge, turn left onto a footpath, and Lewisham DLR station should be on your right.

Walk 2: Wimbledon station to New Addington Tram stop (Tramlink)[edit]

Walk length: 16.2 mi (26.1 km)

  1. Looking towards the front of Wimbledon station, turn right onto the A219/Broadway before turning left onto Queen’s Road to walk alongside of the station, and then turn right onto South Park Road. At the end of the road, turn right onto the A218/Haydens Road before turning left onto North Road, which should take you over the River Wandle and through Wandle Meadow Nature Park, and just after this, turn right onto a footpath along the edge of the park before turning left onto Boundary Road at the end of it. From here, turn right onto Briscoe Road before turning left onto the A24/High Street Colliers Wood, and then at the next crossroads, turn right onto Robinson Road before turning left onto Lyveden Road, which should take you to a footpath, which you walk straight down as the road turns right to take you over a railway and to Longley Road, where you turn right. Then at the end of the road, cross over the A217/Mitcham Road onto Links Road, which should take you to the A216/Streatham Road where you turn left before turning right onto Fallsbrook Road.
  2. At the end of the road, turn right onto Fernthorpe Road before turning left onto Leverson Street. Just as this turns to the left, turn right onto a footpath that takes you to Eardley Road, which you turn left onto, and about 50 metres after this, turn right onto a footpath to take you under a couple of railway bridges via Conyers Road before reaching Estreham Road. Here, turn left onto it as it merges into Natal Road to pass Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre, where you then turn right onto Streatham High Street before turning right onto the A214/Streatham Common North to take you pass Streatham Common. This should then take you pass Norwood Park and Crystal Palace Park as well as merging into Crown Dale and Anerley Hill.
  3. When you’re about half way along the latter of the two parks, turn left onto Terrace Straight before turning right onto the footpath parallel to Maxim Rise, which should take you pass Crystal Palace station. This should take you to Thicket Road, where you turn left to walk alongside Lower Lake, and then at the end of the road, turn right onto the A234/High Street to take you under a couple of railway bridges and take you pass Beckenham Road Tram stop and Clock House station. Then at the next crossroads after the latter of the two stations, turn left onto Hayne Road before turning right onto Blakeney Road and then left onto the A2015/Rectory Road, and Beckenham Junction station should be on your left. From here, turn right onto the A2015/High Street at the next crossroad to walk pass Beckenham Green before turning right onto the A222/High Street, and then at the next roundabout, turn right onto the A222/Croydon Road to pass Croydon Road Recreation Ground.
  4. After some time, turn right onto Elmers End Road to pass Elmers End station on your left, and just after this, turn left into South Norwood Country Park to pass the lake on your right. Follow the path over the tram tracks and towards Croydon Football Club, which should take you to the stadium car park where you turn right towards Stadium Tram stop, where you cross over the tram tracks again before walking through another green area. This should take you back to the A222/Long Lane, where you cross over onto Bywood Avenue to take you pass Bywood Avenue Bird Sanctuary, and just after this, turn right onto Gladeside before turning right onto The Glade, which should take you pass Orchard Avenue Allotments and merge into Orchard Avenue and Hartland Way. a) As the trams pass through South Norwood Country Park quite frequently, make sure to look both ways for any oncoming trams before crossing over the tracks.
  5. Eventually, you should reach a double roundabout, where you turn left onto Shirley Church Road to pass Foxes Wood before merging into Spout Hill. Then at the end of the road, turn right onto Addington Village Road before going straight ahead at the roundabout onto Lodge Lane, which should take you parallel to tram tracks and take you pass Fieldway and King Henry’s Drive Tram stops. Just after you pass AT Medics/Minor Injuries Unit, you should New Addington Tram stop, which should be on your right. a) As the trams cross over one of the roundabouts, make sure to look both ways for any oncoming trams before crossing over the tracks.

Walk 3: Watford Junction station to Euston station (London Overground part 1)[edit]

Walk length: 46.1 mi (74.2 km)

  1. Looking away from Watford Junction station, turn left onto Woodford Road before turning left onto Orphanage Road to take you under a railway bridge. Then at the second roundabout, turn left onto Radlett Road before turning right onto Link Road, which should take you over the River Colne and the A4008/Stephenson Way, which should take you to Fishers Field Nature Reserve, where you turn left onto Park Avenue. At the next roundabout, turn right onto Bushey Mill Lane, which should take you pass Hilfield Brook and a massive car park as well as merging into Little Bushey Lane. This should take you to Bushey Old Jewish Cemetery, where you then turn left onto a footpath just after it towards Sandy Lane, which you turn left onto before turning right onto the A41/North Western Avenue to take you over the M1 motorway and Hilfield Park Reservoir.
  2. After you pass the reservoir, turn left at the roundabout onto Elstree Road, which should take you pass Aldenham Reservoir and merge into Watford Road. Then at the next crossroads, cross over onto the A411/Barnet Lane, which should take you to the Stirling Corner Roundabout after turning right at a smaller one just before it. Here, go straight ahead to keep going along the A411/Barnet Lane before turning right onto Barnet Gate Lane, which should  take you over Dollis Brook as well merging into Mays Lane and Underhill. At the end of the road, turn right onto Barnet Hill, which should take you under a railway bridge before turning left onto the A110/Station Road, which you keep follow as it turns right after passing another railway bridge.
  3. Just before you reach East Barnet Road, turn left onto the A110/Brookhill Road, which should merge into Bramley Road and take you pass Oakwood Tube station and Enfield Chase station. Just after it merges into The Town, you should pass Enfield Town station on your right, which should take you onto Southbury Road, and just after this, turn left onto Ladysmith Road before turning right onto a footpath to take you pass Enfield Town Football Club and onto Donkey Lane. At the end of the road, turn right onto Carterhatch Lane before immediately turning right onto the A10/Great Cambridge Road, which should take you over the M25/London Orbital Motorway.
  4. After some time, turn right onto the B198/Elgin Road, which should take you to Cheshunt Post Office, where you turn left onto Turners Hill before immediately turning right onto Windmill Hill, which should take you pass Cheshunt station to your right. Then at the next crossroads after the station, turn right onto the footpath that takes you pass the Small River Lea and then to the River Lea Navigation, which should take you pass Lee Valley White Water Complex and take you to the A121. Here, turn right onto it before turning left onto the A121/Meridian Way to walk parallel to the River Lea and take you under the M25/London Orbital Motorway. At the following roundabout, turn right onto the first side road opposite the Sainsbury’s Distribution Centre, and follow this to the footpath that takes you through Gunpowder Park, where you walk straight through it to pass a woodland area.
  5. At the other end of the park, turn right onto the A112/Sewardstone Road before turning left onto Daws Hill, which should merge into Bury Road and take you through a woodland area and Chingford Plain. Then at the end of the road, turn left onto the A1069/Station Road before turning left onto a footpath through Chingford Station Bus Terminus to pass Chingford Overground station, which should take you onto Douglas Road. From here, turn left onto Victoria Road before turning right onto Forest Side, and when you get to a woodland area, turn left onto the A110/Whitehall Road, which should take you over the River Ching, pass The Birkbeck, through another woodland area and pass Banscroft’s School.
  6. At the end of the road, turn right onto Woodford Green, which should take you pass Woodford Police Station. Then after some time, turn left onto the A1009/The Terrace, which then merges into Broadmead Road and takes you over a railway. About 150 metres after crossing over it, turn right onto St Barnabas Road, which merges into Latchett Road, and then when you get to the A406/North Circular Road, turn left onto the A1400/Southend Road to the next roundabout, where you continue to go straight ahead to merge into Woodford Avenue. Then at the roundabout, veer off to the right onto the B192/Beehive Lane, which should take you over the A12/Eastern Avenue and to the A123/Cranbrook Road, which you turn right onto to take you pass Valentines Park and over Ilford station before merging into Winston Way.
  7. Just after this, turn right at the roundabout onto Ilford Lane, which should merge into Fanshawe Avenue. This should take you to a roundabout with a green area in the middle, which you walk round and turn right onto Longbridge Road to take you pass Barking station. After this, turn right onto Ripple Road before turning left onto London Road, and then at the next roundabout, cross over the A123/Abbey Road to follow the London Road bus lane, and you should join the A124/London Road to cross over the River Roding and under the A406/North Circular Road before merging into Barking Road and taking you to the Greenway. Here, turn right onto it to pass the Urban Wilderness Community Garden, the East London Crematorium and Cemetery and over a couple of railways.
  8. After a while you should reach Abbey Lane Open Space, where turn left to walk through it towards Abbey Lane where you turn right onto, and then turn left onto the A118/High Street. From here, it should take you over the WaterWorks River and the River Lea before merging into the A11/Bow Road, which should take you pass Bow Church DLR station as well Bow Road and Mile End Tube stations. Here, it should merge into Mile End Road and take you pass Mile End Park, over the Regents Canal and pass Stepney Green Tube station before merging into Whitechapel Road to take you pass the Royal London Hospital. Just before you reach Altab Ali Park, turn right onto a footpath towards Old Montague Street, which you turn right onto, which should then merge into Wentworth Street. This should then take you to Middlesex Street, which you follow to the A10/Bishopsgate. a) Alternatively, you can also walk down Catherine Wheel Alley, which will also take you to Bishopsgate.
  9. Once at Bishopsgate, turn left onto it before turning right onto to pass the side of Liverpool Street station. This should take you to Liverpool Street, where you turn right onto to pass the namesake Tube station before turning right onto Broad Street Place, which then merges into Eldon Street and South Place. When you reach the A501/Finsbury Pavement, cross over onto Ropemaker Street before turning right onto Moor Lane and then left onto the B100, which should take you through the Barbican Centre. Just after passing through it, cross over onto Long Lane to pass Barbican Tube station and into Smithfield Market, which you walk through to Cowcross Street, which should take you to Farringdon station before merging into the A201/Turnmill Street. a) Alternatively, you can also turn right onto Finsbury Pavement before turning left onto the B100 to take you pass The University of Law – London Moorgate.
  10. At the next crossroads after passing Farringdon, keep going straight onto Farringdon Lane before turning left over a railway onto Ray Street, which then merges into Warner Street and Phoenix Place to take you pass The Postal Museum. At the next crossroads, go straight ahead onto Pakenham Street, and after it merges into Cubitt Street, turn left onto Ampton Street, which then merges into Sidmouth Street and Regent’s Square Park. Here, turn right to walk through it, which should take you onto a footpath taking you through Bramber Green, and then turn right onto Judd Street at the other end. This should take you to the A501/Euston Road opposite the British Library where you turn left, and Euston station should be on your right.

Walk 4: Upminster station to Richmond station (London Overground part 2)[edit]

Walk length: 39.5 mi (63.6 km)

  1. Looking away from Upminster station, turn left through the car park towards Station Road, which you turn left onto before turning right onto Branfill Road. Just after it merges into Champion Road, turn right onto Highview Gardens, which should take you to the A124/St Mary’s Lane, which should merge into Upminster Road, take you under a railway bridge and take you pass Upminster Bridge Tube station. This should take you pass a triangular junction where you veer off to the right, and just after you pass it, turn left onto the A124/High Street, which should take you over The Ravensbourne and pass Hornchurch Cricket Club before merging into Hornchurch Road. Then after some time, turn right onto Park Lane, which should merge into Albert Road and take you to Victoria Road, which you turn right onto and take you to Romford station. Here, turn left onto South Street before turning right onto the A1251/Oldchurch Lane, and then after the second roundabout, turn left onto Dagenham Road before turning right onto the A124/Rush Green Road, which should take you pass Central Park (Dagenham) and merge into Wood Lane. a) You can also take a short cut by walking through Oldchurch Park. To do this, turn right at the first roundabout onto the A125/Rom Valley Way before turning right into the park. Cross over the next road to continue walk through the park and walk around Queen’s Hospital and pass Oldchurch Park Play Area. To get back to Dagenham Road, turn right onto a footpath near the circle of trees before turning right onto the road.
  2. At the  first crossroads after the park, take a diagonal left through the car park before walking straight ahead onto Becontree Avenue, which should take you pass Valence Park. Then at the end of the road, turn right onto the A124/Longbridge Road, which should take you over Mayes Brook as well as passing Barking Park and Barking station. Just after this, turn right onto Ripple Road before turning left onto London Road, which should take you pass Barking Abbey Grounds, and then at the next roundabout, cross over the A123/Abbey Road to follow the London Road bus lane, and you should join the A124/London Road. From here, you should cross over the River Roding and under the A406/North Circular Road and pass Barking Recreational Ground before it merges into Barking Road, which should take you pass Rokeby School.
  3. Just after you pass the school, you should be at the A13/Newham Way. To walk on the opposite slip road, turn left onto the A101/Silvertown Way towards Canning Town Tube & DLR station where you cross over to turn around and walk pass, and then turn left onto the slip road. Just after you pass the Blue bridge, turn left onto the footpath that takes you parallel to the River Lea/Bow Creek and towards Silvocea Way, which you walk straight on to. Then at the next roundabout, turn right onto the slip road that takes you onto the A1261/East India Dock Road to take you pass East India DLR station and merge into Aspen Way, and from here, follow the next slip road to the next roundabout, where you turn right onto the A1206/Preston’s Road. This should merge into Manchester Road and take you round to Island Gardens DLR station, where you turn right onto Douglas Path, and at the end of this, you should get to the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, which you enter to walk under the Thames. a) Alternatively, you can also turn right onto Pier Street, and then continue straight ahead on the pathway alongside Mudchute Farm Day Nursery onto Stebondale Street. This should take you back onto the Manchester Road where you turn right towards Island Gardens DLR station.
  4. At the other end of the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, you should be at the Cutty Sark, where you walk straight ahead towards the road before turning left onto the A200/Creek Road, which should take you over the Deptford Creek. Just after passing it, turn left onto Copperas Street before turning left onto Creek Street, which should take you pass Ferranti Park and under a railway bridge. Then at the next roundabout, turn left onto the A2209, and at the end of the road, turn right onto Deptford Broadway, which then merges into New Cross Road and take you to New Cross station. After you cross over the railway, turn left onto Amersham Road before turning left onto the A20/Lewisham Way and then right onto the B218/Malpas Road, which should take you pass Luxmore Gardens before merging into Brockley Cross. This should take you to a junction, where you turn left onto the B218, and then when you get to Coulgate Street, turn right onto a footpath that take you over Brockley station before turning left onto Mantle Road, which then merges into St Norbert Street and takes you under a railway bridge. a) Alternatively, you can also turn right onto the Thames footpath pass the basketball court, which should take you to Horseferry Road, where you turn left. This should then take you back to Creek Road, which you turn right onto.
  5. At the end of the road, turn right onto Brockley Way before immediately turning left onto Brenchley Way, which should merge into Brenchley Gardens before taking you pass Camberwell New Cemetery and Brenchley Gardens. Then when you get to the B238/Forest Hill Road, cross over it onto Canonbie Road before turning right onto Westwood Park, and just as the road turns to the left, turn right onto a footpath that takes you onto the Horniman Nature Trail. This should take you through Horniman Gardens and to the A205, where you cross over Sydenham Hill to pass Horniman Play Park and take you to the right at the next roundabout to pass Dulwich Woods. Then at the next roundabout, turn left onto the A212 before turning right onto Green Chain Walk, which should take you through Crystal Palace Park and merge into Lower Terrace.
  6. At the other end of the park, turn left onto Anerley Hill before turning right onto Hamlet Road, which then merges into Auckland Road and take you pass Beaulieu Heights. Just before the end of the road, turn right onto Howden Road before crossing over South Norwood Hill onto Whitehorse Lane, which should take you pass Selhurst Park Stadium, and then at the next roundabout, turn right onto the A212/Whitehorse Road to pass over a couple of railways, pass Whitehorse Road Recreation Ground and merge into Wesley Road. This should take you to Poplar Walk, where you right onto, and then turn right again onto North End, where you West Croydon station to your right before it merges into the A235/London Road. This will take you pass Norbury station where it merges into the A23/Streatham High Street and takes you pass Streatham Common. a) Alternatively, you can turn right down Station Road where the tram tracks come out, and it will take you pass West Croydon station. This will also take you to North End, where you turn right onto it. b) As you pass over several tram tracks, make sure to look both ways for any incoming trams before crossing them.
  7. About 200 metres after you pass Streatham station, turn left onto the A214/Tooting Bec Gardens. This should take you to Tooting Common, and just before you go over a railway, turn right onto a footpath taking you through part of the common before turning left onto the B242/Bedford Hill, which should take you over the same railway that you would’ve crossed and through Tooting Common before you walk under a railway bridge. About 100 metres before the end of the road, turn left onto Hildreth Street, which should take you to the A24/Balham High Street, and here, cross over onto Ramsden Road. Then at the end of the road, turn left onto Thurleigh Road before turning right onto Wroughton Road. From here, turn left at the end of the road onto Chatto Road before turning right onto Webb’s Road South-West, which should take you to the A3/Battersea Rise. Here, turn left onto it before turning right onto St John’s Road, which should take you to the A3036/St John’s Hill, where you turn right onto to pass Clapham Junction station on your right. This should then take you over a railway bridge before taking you over the A214/Woodwell Street and merging into East Hill and Wandsworth High Street. a) Alternatively, you can also turn left onto the A214 just after you pass Streatham station. From here, turn right onto Ambleside Avenue, which should take you to the A214 where you turn left.
  8. After you pass Putney Ambulance Station, you should reach a fork in the road. Here, turn right onto the A205/Upper Richmond Road, which should take you pass East Putney Tube station, over the A219/Putney High Street and pass Rosslyn Park Football Club. This should also merge into Upper Richmond Road West, and the A305/Sheen Road, and then at the end of the road, turn right onto the Quadrant, and Richmond station should be on your right.

Walk 5: Reading station to Shenfield station (Crossrail/Elizabeth Line)[edit]

Walk length: 82.9 mi (133.4 km)

  1. Looking away from Reading station, turn left towards Forbury Road, which you go straight ahead onto and take you pass Forbury Gardens. Then when you’re passing Forbury Retail Park, turn right to pass the former prison and over the River Kennet before following it round as it takes you to the left onto King’s Road. Then when you get to Reading Old Cemetery, turn left onto London Road, which should take you under a railway bridge and the A3290 before turning right at the following roundabout to continue along London Road. This should take you to an island roundabout with an M&S simply food, where you turn left to continue along London Road, which should take you over a railway bridge and merge into the A4/Bath Road.
  2. Just before the road merges into New Bath Road, turn right onto the A3032/Old Bath Road, which should take you pass Twyford Van Hire and over the River Loddon and a railway before it merges into London Road. Just after this, turn right onto the B3024/Ruscombe Road, which should take you under a railway bridge before merging into Waltham Road, Twyford Road and Broadmoor Road. After a while, take a diagonal right at a crossroad to continue along Broadmoor Road, which should take you over the M4 motorway, and then at the end of the road, turn left onto the A330, and just before it becomes Ascot Road, turn right onto the B3024/Forest Green, which should take you pass Holyport College and merge into Oakley Green Road. At the end of the road, turn right onto the A308, which should take you to Maidenhead Road as well as passing Sutherland Grange and Royal Windsor Racecourse.
  3. Just before the end of the road, turn left onto Mill Lane before turning right onto Clewer Court Road, which should take you to a footpath at the end of the road. Here, turn right onto it to take you under the A332/Royal Windsor Way to Stovell Road, which you walk straight ahead onto to take you pass Windsor Leisure Centre, the River Thames and Alexandra Gardens as well as passing under a railway bridge before merging into Barry Avenue and River Street. This should take you to River Street Car Park, where you turn left onto the B3022/Datchet Road, which should take you pass Windsor & Eton Riverside station before merging onto the B470/King Edward VII Avenue and Windsor Road, which should take you to a marina on the River Thames. From here, turn left onto the B470/High Street, which should take you pass Datchet station and to a double roundabout, where turn right onto London Road at the first roundabout before turning right at the second roundabout onto the B376/Horton Road. This should take you pass Datchet Village Green and The Queen Mother Reservoir and over Colne Brook as well as merging into Datchet Road and Stanwell Road.
  4. Just after you pass Wraysbury Reservoir, turn right onto Horton Road to take you over the M25/London Orbital Motorway before merging into the A3113/Airport Way and Southern Perimeter Way. Just after you walk onto the latter of the two roads, turn left onto a roundabout to take you pass Heathrow Terminal 5 on your right, and from here, walk along Wellington Road, and follow it round to the roundabout, where you turn right onto Wright Way before crossing over onto the Western Perimeter Road, which should merge into Northern Perimeter Road West. Follow this to the second roundabout, where you turn left through the Northwood Road Car Park, and then at the next junction, turn right onto a footpath that takes you to the A4/Bath Road, which you turn right onto. This should take you over Tunnel Road East, pass Heathrow Long Stay Parking Terminals 2 & 3 as well as Berkeley and Huckerby’s Meadows and Rectory Farm.
  5. After you pass the roundabout next to Rectory Farm, turn left onto the A4/Great West Road to take you pass Lampton Park and Osterley Tube station and eventually walking parallel to the M4 motorway. Then as it turns to the left, turn right onto Lionel Road South to take you pass Brentford Community Stadium on your left, and then when you get to Kew Bridge station, turn left onto the A205 before turning right onto Wellesley Road, which should take you under the M4 motorway, over a railway and pass Turnham Green. Then at the end of the road, turn right onto the A315/Chiswick High Street, which should take you pass Hammersmith and High Street Kensington Tube stations as well as taking you over a railway before merging into Hammersmith Road and Kensington High Street.
  6. After some time, you should reach Hyde Park, where you turn left onto Broad Walk before turning right onto The Flower Walk. From here, this should take you to the West Carriage Drive, which you cross over onto the opposite footpath to pass some tennis courts, the Old Football Pitches, Hyde Park and to the edge of The Serpentine. Just before you pass it, turn left towards it before turning right at the next crossroad, which should take you to Hyde Park Corner, where you turn right towards Hyde Park Corner Tube station. Here, cross over onto Apsley Way to pass the Wellington Arch before crossing over Duke of Wellington Place onto Constitution Hill, which walk down towards Buckingham Palace. Once there, walk around the Victoria Memorial onto The Mall, which should take you through Admiralty Arch and onto Trafalgar Square, where you turn right onto Northumberland Avenue. Then at the end of the road, cross over the Golden Jubilee Bridge nearest to the London Eye before turning right to walk under the railway bridge, and then turn left onto the footpath to walk down the side of the Royal Festival Hall. This should take you to Belvedere Street, which you turn left onto to walk to Waterloo Bridge to turn right towards the ODEN BFI IMAX roundabout. Here, turn left onto the A2300/Stamford Street, which should take you pass the Bernie Spain Gardens and under a railway bridge before merging into Southwark Street and taking you to Borough Market. a) Alternatively, you can also keep going onto Upper Ground, which should take you to the Bernie Spain Gardens. Here, turn right to walk through it towards London Nautical School, where you then turn left onto Stamford Street.
  7. Once at Borough Market, turn left onto the A3/Borough High Street towards the railway bridge before turning right onto St Thomas Street, which should take you pass The Shard and London Bridge station before merging into Crucifix Street, which should take you under the railway towards White Grounds Skate Park. This should then take you onto Druid Street, where you then cross over at the crossroads onto the A200/Tanner Street, which should take you pass Bermondsey Tube station before merging into Jamaica Road. At the end of the road, you should be at Southwark Park, where you turn right onto the A200/Lower Road, which should take you pass Deptford Park and merge into Evelyn Street and Creek Road, and just after passing Deptford Creek, you should be at Cutty Sark DLR station. Here, the road should turn right into the A206/Greenwich Church Street before turning left onto the A206/Nelson Road, which should take you pass the National Maritime Museum and over the A102/Blackwall Tunnel Southern Approach to take you onto Woolwich Road, Woolwich Church Street and Plumstead High Street.
  8. About 500 meters after you pass Plumstead station, turn left onto Barth Road before turning right onto Brookdene Road, which should merge into Blithdale Road and Abbey Wood Road. Then at the end of the road, turn left onto Wilton Road to take you to Abbey Wood station, where you turn right onto Gayton Road to take you under the A2041/Harrow Manorway. Just after this, turn right onto Florence Road before turning left onto Abbey Road, and then immediately turn right onto New Road to take you through Lesnes Abbey Woods Local Nature Reserve, and just after you cross over the A206/Woolwich Road on West Heath Road, turn left onto Amberley Road, which should take you onto Leckwith Avenue before turning right onto King Harolds Way. About 50 metres after this, turn left onto Cumberland Drive, which should take you to a roundabout, where you turn left onto Long Lane to cross over a railway.
  9. About 100 metres after passing the railway, turn left onto Bowness Road before turning right onto Silverdale Road, which should merge into Lyndhurst Road and take you to Barnehurst Road. Here, turn right onto it before turning left onto Mayplace Road East to pass Phoenix Sports Club, and just after this, turn right onto Manor Road to take you pass St Paulinus Church. Then at the end of the road, turn left onto the A2000/Old Road, which should take you over the River Cray and merge into the A207/Crayford Road, and this should take you over a railway before turning left onto the A226/Dartford Road before merging into West Hill. This should take you to a crossroads over Highfield Road, which you should cross over onto Spital Street, and as it turns to the left, keep going straight ahead onto High Street, which should take you onto the A226/Overy Liberty before turning right onto East Hill to take you pass St. Edmund’s Pleasance and East Hill Cemetery before merging into The Brent to take you over the A282. This should then merge into London Road and take you to the B255.
  10. Once you get to the B255, cross over onto the A226/London Road to take you over a couple of railways, take you pass Ebbsfleet United Football Club. This should then merge into Stonebridge Road, the B2175/High Street, The Hill Northfleet, London Road, Overcliffe and New Road, which should take you to Bath Street in Gravesend. Here, turn left onto it before turning right at the following roundabout onto West Street, and about 100 metres after this, turn left onto Gravesend Pier to take you to the Tilbury to Gravesend Ferry, which you board to take you to Tilbury Cruise Port. Once there, follow the footpath to the road, where you then turn right towards the roundabout, and here, turn left onto the A1089/Ferry Road to take you pass a massive car park before you turn left to keep follow it.
  11. When you pass a green area to your right, turn right onto the first footpath, which should take you over a railway and onto the A128/Dock Road, where you turn right. Just after this, turn left onto Montreal Road, which then merges into St Chad’s Road and Chadwell Hill, which should take you to The Parish Church of Chadwell Saint Mary. Here, go straight ahead at the roundabout onto Brentwood Road, which should take you to the Orsett Cock Roundabout where you walk around to go over the A13/Stanford-le-Hope Bypass before turning right onto the A128/Brentwood Road. This should then merge into Bulphan By-Pass, take you over a railway and take you pass Dunton Hills Family Golf Centre before merging into Tilbury Road.
  12. After some time, you should get to the A127/Southend Arterial Road, which you should cross over the roundabout onto the A128/Brentwood Road to take you pass Button Farm. This should also take you pass Ingrave Common, and after you pass the following crossroads, turn right onto Middle Road, and as it turns to the right, walk straight ahead onto a footpath that takes you through some fields that ends up at Brindles Close, which you turn left onto. Immediately after this, turn left onto Hanging Hill Lane, and as it turns to the left, turn right onto a footpath that takes you to Heronway, which you keep walking along to the next crossroads, where you turn left onto Spurgate. After a bit of time, turn right onto Luppit Close before immediately turning left onto a footpath that takes you to Woodway, which you walk straight ahead onto to take you over a railway. Then at the end of the road, turn right onto Friars Avenue before turning right onto the A129/Hutton Road, and Shenfield station should be on your right.

Walk 6: Shepperton station to Broxbourne station (Crossrail 2)[edit]

Walk length: 49.1 mi (79.0 km)

  1. Looking away from Shepperton station, walk straight down Station Approach before turning left onto Govett Avenue, which should merge into Gaston Way. Then at the end of the road, turn left onto Gaston Bridge Road, and just after you cross the River Ash (Surrey), turn right to continue along Gaston Bridge Road before turning right onto Halliford Road. This should take you to Thames Street, which you turn left onto to take you parallel to the River Thames and Thamesmeade before merging into Lower Hampton Road and River Mount (Briefly). From here, you should pass Sunnyside Reservoir and Platt’s Eyot before merging into Lower Sunbury Road.
  2. At the end of the road, turn right onto the A308/Upper Sunbury Road, which should keep taking you parallel to the River Thames and merge into Hampton Court Road before taking you to the entrance to Hampton Court Palace. Here, turn right onto the A309 to take you over Hampton Court Bridge, pass Hampton Court station and over the River Ember. After this, turn left onto Summer Road to take you over a railway, and you should reach a roundabout just after merging into High Street. At this point, cross over onto St. Leonard’s Road, and then at the end of the road, turn left onto Portsmouth Road before turning right onto Thorkhill Road, which should take you pass Long Ditton Recreation Ground and merge into Ewell Road before taking you under a railway bridge. At the following roundabout, cross over onto the side road that takes you to Rectory Lane, which you walk straight ahead onto, and then at the following junction, walk straight ahead onto Woodstock Lane North. This should take you pass Parochial Church Council and over the Kingston Bypass on Woodstock Lane before merging into Woodstock Lane South. a) Alternatively, you can also turn right onto Sugden Road, which will also take you to Rectory Lane where to turn left onto.
  3. After some time, turn left onto Clayton Road to take you over the Esher Bypass before turning right onto Woodgate Avenue, which should merge into Cheshire Gardens, and follow this round as it takes you to the right. Just before the end of the road, turn left onto a footpath that takes you onto Ashlyns Way, and then turn left onto Merritt Gardens at the end of the road before turning right onto the A243/Leatherhead Road. After this, turn left onto Garrison Lane to take you pass Chessington South station before merging into Church Lane, and just as it turns to the left, continue straight ahead onto Stokesby Road, which should take you to a grassy roundabout. Here, cross over it towards Filby Road, which you walk straight onto before turning right into Castle Hill Nature Reserve, which you follow through towards Hobbledown Adventure Farm Park and Zoo and onto McKenzie Way. Just after joining the road, cross over the roundabout onto Chantilly Way to take you pass Southfield Park School Epsom before turning right onto Long Grove Road, and then as it turns to the left, walk straight down a footpath to take you pass Epsom Air Scouts before crossing Manor Green Road. a) Alternatively, you can also continue along Cheshire Gardens towards Merritt Gardens, where you can turn left straight onto it towards Leatherhead Road.
  4. After a while, you should reach Eastway, where you turn left onto before crossing over Pound Lane onto Temple Close, which should take you pass Court Recreation Ground, over Hazon Way and onto another footpath that takes you to Waterloo Road. Here, turn right onto it to walk under a railway bridge, and then turn right onto Station Approach to pass Epsom station, and at the end of the road, turn left onto the A24/West Street, which should take you under another railway bridge before merging into East Street. This should take you to a fork in the road, where you turn left onto Epsom Road before merging into the B2200/High Street and the A24/London Road, which should take you pass Nonsuch, Fairlands and Morden Parks. This should also take you pass Morden South station and Morden Tube station.
  5. Eventually, you should turn left and reach Morden Hall Park on your right. Here, turn right onto the first footpath into the park before turning right onto the second footpath on your right, which should take you over the tram tracks, pass the back of an industrial estate, parallel to the River Wandle and under the A24. The end of the footpath should then take you to the A24/Merton High Street, which you walk straight onto to walk pass Colliers Wood, Tooting Broadway and Tooting Bec Tube stations as well as taking you over a railway before merging into Balham High Street. From here, you should pass Balham station, Clapham South Tube station and Clapham Common, and just before you pass Clapham Common Tube station, turn left onto the B224, which should merge into The Pavement and Old Town before becoming Rectory Grove, which you turn right onto. Just as the road turns to the right, turn left to continue along Rectory Grove towards St. Pauls Clapham, where you then continue straight ahead onto Matrimony Place towards the A3036/Wandsworth Road. At this point, turn right onto it to walk under a couple of railway bridges, and then at the next crossroad, turn left onto Nine Elms Lane, and just as it turns to the left, turn right onto Riverside Walk to walk parallel to the River Thames. This should take you to Vauxhall Bridge, which you turn left onto to cross the Thames before turning right onto the A3212/Millbank and take you pass Victoria Tower Gardens South before merging into Abingdon Street. a) As the trams pass through Morden Hall Park quite frequently, make sure to look both ways for any oncoming trams before crossing over the tracks. b) Alternatively, you can also continue along the A3036 to pass Vauxhall Tube station before turning left onto the A202, which will also take you across Vauxhall Bridge.
  6. After some time, you should reach Parliament Square, and here, walk straight through it onto Parliament Street, which should merge into Whitehall and take you to Trafalgar Square. At this point, walk to the right of it to join the A400/Charing Cross Road to pass the National Portrait Gallery and Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road Tube stations. After this, it should merge into Tottenham Court Road, take you pass Goodge Street and Warren Road Tube stations and take you to the A501/Euston Road. Here, cross over it onto Hampstead Road to take you over a railway bridge, pass Morning Crescent Tube station and merge into Camden High Street, and then when you get to Camden Town Tube station, turn right onto the A400/Kentish Town Road, which should take you over the Regents Canal and under a railway bridge.
  7. Just after you pass Kentish Town Tube station, turn right onto Fortress Road, which should take you pass Tufnell Park Tube station, merge into Junction Road, and take you under a railway bridge. Just after you pass Archway Tube station, turn left onto a footpath that takes you to the B519/Highgate Road, which you turn right onto before turning left onto the A1/Archway Road to pass Highgate Tube station. Just after passing this, turn right onto the B550/Muswell Hill Road, which should take you through Highgate and Queens Woods, and at the next roundabout, continue straight ahead onto Muswell Hill Broadway before turning left at the next roundabout to continue along the same road before merging into Colney Hatch Lane. This should take you pass a Shell petrol station, where you then turn right onto Alexandra Park Road before turning left onto Muswell Avenue, and at the following junction, cross over Grosvenor Road onto Forest Walk, which should merge into Alexandra Road as you pass Muswell Hill Golf Club. a) Alternatively, you can walk a bit further along Junction Road, which will also take you to Archway Road.
  8. After some time, you should reach the A406/North Circular Road, where you turn right onto Orion Road to walk parallel to it. Then at the next roundabout, turn left onto Pegasus Way to cross over the main road before going straight ahead at the next roundabout, and just after this, turn left onto a footpath that takes you through Friern Bridge Open Space, around Friern Barnet Retail Park and onto Regal Drive to pass New Southgate station. Here, cross over the station footbridge towards the A109/Station Road, which you turn left onto before turning right onto the A109/Friern Barnet Road, and at Betstyle Circus, turn left onto the A1110, and follow it round to the right as it becomes the A1003/Waterfall Road. This should take you pass Arnos Park, under a railway viaduct and over Pymmes Brook, and then just after you pass the following roundabout, turn left onto a footpath that takes you onto Ashfield Road, which you then walk straight onto. At the end of the road, there should be a footpath which you follow to walk through to pass the Ashmole Academy to take you to Blagden’s Road, and then at the end of this road, turn left onto the A1004/High Street. This should take you to Southgate Tube station, where you turn right at the roundabout onto Winchmore Hill Road. a) Alternatively, you can walk to the end of Regal Drive, which will also take you to Friern Barnet Road.
  9. At the following roundabout, continue straight ahead onto Houndsden Road, which should take you over the Houndesden Gutter and merge into Hadley Way. Then at the end of the road, turn right onto Green Dragon Way to take you under a railway bridge, and then turn left at the next junction onto Old Park Ridings to take you over Salmons’s Brook. Just before the road merges into Old Park Avenue, turn right onto a footpath that takes you into Enfield Town Park before turning left onto a footpath that takes you over New River and towards Enfield Town Library. Here, walk through the park towards the A110/Church Street where you turn right onto before it merges into The Town before it merges into Southbury Road and takes you pass Enfield Town Overground station. Just after you pass New River, turn left onto Ladysmith Road, and after about half a mile, turn right onto a footpath that takes you pass Enfield Town Football Club and the sports ground before it merges into Donkey Lane. At the end of the road, turn right onto Carterhatch Lane towards the crossroad, where you then immediately turn left onto the A10/Great Cambridge Road to take you pass Enfield Crematorium and Turkey Brook. a) Alternatively, you can also follow the A110 to the next junction, where you then turn right onto The Town.
  10. After some time, you should take you to the Waltham Cross Interchange, where you walk over to cross the M25/London Orbital Motorway to continue along the Great Cambridge Road and pass Cheshunt Football Club Ground. Then after some time, turn right onto the B198/College Road before turning left onto Blindman’s Lane to take you pass Burleigh Primary School. Then at the end of the road, turn left onto High Street, which should merge into Cheshunt Wash, High Road Turnford and The Springs whilst taking you over a couple of roundabouts. Just before the latter of these roads turns to the right, continue straight ahead onto the A1170/High Street Turnford, which should merge into High Road Broxbourne, and then when you reach New River, turn right onto the footpath to walk parallel to it to take you pass Broxbourne Sports Ground. Just after this, turn right onto Mill Lane before immediately turning left onto Churchfields to take you pass Broxbourne Recreation Ground. Then at the crossroads, turn right onto the B194/Station Road, and just before it merges into Nazeing New Road, turn left towards a car park, and Broxbourne station should be on your right.

Major London sights[edit]

Whilst walking London, you'll pass through many of the city's tourist areas as well as other iconic buildings and structures further out of the centre. The following table has a list of the most major of these:

Major buildings & structures: Major Stations:
Houses of Parliament Paddington
Buckingham Palace Marylebone
Piccadilly Circus Euston
Tower of London St Pancras International
Various skyscrapers in The City/Square Mile & Canary Wharf King’s Cross
The Shard Farringdon
Battersea Power Station Liverpool Street
Abbey Road Studios Fenchurch Street
Thames Barrier London Bridge
Royal Observatory Greenwich Cannon Street
Old Royal Naval College Charing Cross
Greenwich & Woolwich Foot Tunnels Waterloo & Waterloo East
Boats & Ships: Victoria
HMS Belfast Stratford & Stratford International
Cutty Sark Reading
Golden Hinde Places of worship:
Thames Clippers St. Paul’s Cathedral
Woolwich Ferry Westminster Abbey
Tilbury & Gravesend Ferry Westminster Cathedral
Various passenger & freight ships Southwark Cathedral
Parks: Markets:
Kensington Gardens & Hyde Park Camden Market
Green Park Covent Garden
St James’s Park Smithfield Market
Richmond Park Spitalfields Market
Regents Park Leadenhall Market
Primrose Hill Billingsgate Fish Market
Hampstead Heath Borough Market
Russell Square Transport links & hubs:
Greenwich Park London Underground
Victoria Park, Hackney Tramlink
Sports venues: London Overground
Wembley Stadium Crossrail/Elizabeth Line
Lord’s Cricket Ground Crossrail 2 (Proposed)
The Oval Cricket Ground Various train operating companies
Queen Elizabeth/London 2012 Olympic Park Emirates Airline Cable Car
Concert Venues: Heathrow Airport
Royal Albert Hall London City Airport
Royal Opera House Black Cabs
Cadogan Hall London buses
Wigmore Hall Dockyards & Wharves:
Barbican Centre Canary Wharf
Royal Festival Hall Royal Docks
O2 Arena King George V Docks
Rivers & Canals: Millwall Inner & Outer Docks
River Thames Surrey Quays
River Lea & Lea Navigation Limehouse Basin
Grand Union Canal Tilbury Docks
Regents Canal London Gateway

Sleep[edit]

As mentioned in the section "Some considerations", accommodation is required for the long distance walks, in particular the ones that cross London and follow the terminus stations of the longer Tube lines (e.g. the Metropolitan Line). Larger operators such as Premier Inn, Travelodge and Ibis all have mid-range accommodation options in the Greater London region as well as a wide range of numerous independent chains. See the main London page, the associated district articles and the relevant London district articles for a broader range of hotel listings.

You can also consider the Youth Hostel Association (YHA), which is a charitable organisation providing youth hostel accommodation in England and Wales, including multiple sites across Central London and some of the home counties near the M25 motorway. Alternatively, you can find a room via Airbnb, where you can book a room in someone's house for a lower price than many of London's hotels, depending where you are. In some cases, you can book a room in an independently owned pub/inn, which can offer similar prices to booking a room in a house. By booking through any of these methods, they can be particularly useful if there's not many other options around or you want some privacy that a hotel or hostel can't offer you.

More walking information[edit]

For more information on where to walk in London, see the Wikivoyage article on London and the district articles mentioned there.

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