London Loop latest

Taking the London LOOP is a great way to get to know London better. Made up of 24, mostly flat or gently sloping sections, its combination of beautiful open spaces like Hainault Forest Country Park and Bushy Park, historic buildings (Hall Place and Black Jack's Lock & Mill), makes this an enjoyable walk.

Sights

  • Hall Place
  • Addinton Hills
  • Farthing Down
  • Bushy Park
  • Black Jack's Lock & Mill
  • The Shot Tower
  • Bentley Priory
  • Enfield Lock
  • Hainault Forest Country Park
  • Rainham Marshes

Signage

The London LOOP is way-marked by different signs in different areas. Look out for:

  • A white disc displaying a directional arrow, a blue flying kestrel and green text - these are mounted on wooden posts in country areas*
  • A larger, aluminium sign featuring a walking man symbol - these are strapped to lamp posts (and other street furniture) in urban areas
  • The word link - this is incorporated into the large, aluminium signage on link routes to stations
  • A tall, green and white signpost - these appear at major focal points and will tell you the distances to three points in either direction

*Please look carefully at the white disc logos. The direction might not be clear until you're close up.

Route sections

This 150 mile (242km) walk is divided into 24 sections:

Section 1: Erith to Old Bexley

Section 2: Old Bexley to Petts Wood

Section 3: Petts Wood to West Wickham Common

Section 4: West Wickham to Croydon

Section 5: Hamsey Green to Couldson South

Section 6: Couldson South to Banstead Downs

Section 7: Banstead Downs to Ewell

Section 8: Ewell to Kingston Bridge

Section 9: Kingston Bridge to Hatton Cross

Section 10: Hatton Cross to Hayes & Harlington

Section 11: Hayes & Harlington to Uxbridge

Section 12: Uxbridge to Harefield West

Section 13: Harefield West to Moor Park

Section 14: Moor Park to Hatch End

Section 15: Hatch End to Elstree

Section 16: Elstree to Cockfosters

Section 17: Cockfosters to Enfield Lock

Section 18: Enfield Lock to Chingford

Section 19: Chingford to Chigwell

Section 20: Chigwell to Havering-atte Bower

Section 21: Havering-atte-Bower to Harold Wood

Section 22: Harold Wood to Upminster Bridge

Section 23: Upminster Bridge to Rainham

Section 24: Rainham to Purfleet

Certificate

Completed this walk? Why not download the certificate to celebrate.