London walks

From strolls to adventures, your guide to the best walks in London

Given that London's public transport system can often be politely described as 'unreliable', sometimes the best way to see the city is to strap on your sturdiest boots and enjoy a hard day's strolling. Below are some of our favourite walks in central, north, east, south and west London, plus a few itineraries taking in the surrounding countryside.

Central London walks

Haunted Holborn

Take a truly original supernatural safari through the concrete jungle, where you'll encounter monsters, ghostly bears and phantom hellhounds…

The money trail

From Chancery Lane to Fleet Street via London Bridge - Time Out takes a circular tour of the city's financial heartland.


North London walks

© Patrick Wang

Railway-yard roam

Nature, Champagne and literature are on the itinerary in this stroll through a formerly sordid North London enclave that's now on the up.

South London walks

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© Tove K Breitstein

Victorian pub walk

Encounter nature, Victorian engineering, the birthplace of colour television, glam rock and – most importantly – pubs.

East London walks

Cutty Sark
© National Maritime Museum/Tina Warner

Dockside walk

Take in the capital's maritime heritage and the green spaces of Greenwich and the Isle of Dogs.

West London walks


Country walks

Guided walks in London


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