Getting to see what London has to offer is easy, especially if you walk: There's lots to explore and some great walks connecting them.

These seven routes form the Walk London Network, one of the largest walking networks of any city in the world. These routes are specifically designed to be easily accessible by public transport and you can walk as little or as far as you want by walking them in sections.

So, whether it's a place to feed the ducks, a stroll during your lunch hour or an energetic Sunday walk you're after, our quality walking routes have something for everyone.


You can download a map and written directions for each of the sections that make up the Walk London Network routes.

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Capital Ring
A walk through London's greenest suburbs, this 78-mile route is divided into 15 shorter walks, including Richmond Park, Wimbledon Common and Eltham Palace.

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Green Chain
A network of straight and circular walks across South East London, the route takes in dozens of woods and parks, as well as the Thames Barrier and Crystal Palace.

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Jubilee Greenway
Celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, this path for walkers and cyclists links the Olympic and Paralympic Games venues, including the O2 Arena, Greenwich Park and the Serpentine.

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Jubilee Walkway
This route, created to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee, encompasses London's most iconic landmarks, from St Paul's to Buckingham Palace, and includes Bloomsbury and the City on the way.

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Lea Valley
A glimpse into Britain's industrial past, the path follows the 18 miles along the Lee Navigation towpath, from Waltham Abbey to the Thames at Limehouse Basin.

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London Outer Orbital Path (LOOP)
The London Outer Orbital Path, or LOOP, almost completely encircles Greater London. Nearly 150 miles are split into 24, bite-sized walks.

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Thames Path
A 40-mile stretch of easy, level walking on both sides of the river, the path stretches from Hampton Court Palace through the heart of London to East India Dock.

Guided walking weekends

Every year we sponsor three guided walking weekends, each offering over 40 different free, themed walks to choose from. The walks are led by experienced guides and showcase many of the most beautiful and interesting parts of London - from the vibrant heart of the City and West End to the green open spaces of Richmond and Wimbledon.

Information about the weekends is usually available 6-8 weeks before they take place. Winter Wanders is usually held in January, Spring Into Summer in May, and Autumn Ambles during September or October.

The weekends are organised by Walk Unlimited. You can visit the Walk London website and sign up to their newsletter to keep up to date with news about future walking weekends.