Historic Walking Areas in London

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Historic Walking Areas in London

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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary2,396 contributions
    You can find so many stores along Oxford Street from Marble Arch. It is a paradise for shoppers. All the major stores you need are here!
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Elaine W
    Brighton and Hove, UK5 contributions
    The service and food at Marshas! After a lot of walking to be seated by their lovely host, then Jullian being the coolest and friendliest waiter! Was such a perfect end to a great day!! Thanks guys!
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Ron S
    New York City, NY4,989 contributions
    We stayed in Maida Vale area this time and our hotel happened to be 10 minutes by foot from Abbey Road. So I went there, of course. There was a small crowd and everyone wanted to cross the street to a great annoyance of the passing drivers. So I opted for a quick shot of the street itself when there was no car near the intersection. The Abbey Road Studios is nearby.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • Waddler
    York, UK9,610 contributions
    I hadn't been to Chinatown for many years, but it looks better and more attractive than it used to do. If you haven't been for a while, give it another go!

    There's quite a few places on Gerrard Street with outdoor pavement tables, so good opportunity for outdoor eating if the weather co-operates.

    Busy and buzzy, you need to be careful about where you eat in terms of authenticity of the food.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • kellyann K
    Antrim, UK11 contributions
    Love the Mall, we where over for the Queens Jubilee
    and we actually stayed in the Mall in tent so we could watch the parade before and after the trooping of the colors!
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • John R
    Norwich, UK44 contributions
    I spent 39 years working in this Inn of Court. As a visitor you will not gain easy access to the barristers' chambers but you might be able to wander around the gardens and, if you book the facilities for a wedding or other event, you will have access to some comfortable surroundings. Not ancient because the Hall was rebulit after wartime bombs but full of legal interest. Temple Church is in there as well.
    Written 1 February 2020
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  • MrsA
    Wetherby, UK356 contributions
    We booked The Strand as it is so central, opposite The Savoy and a 2 minute walk to Covent Garden one way and The Thames another way.
    I always get the busses in London as you see so much more and got a bus to Kensington Palace. The buses stop at Euston and Kings Cross too.
    The staff were all friendly, efficient and welcoming. The rooms were modern, clean and very quiet. Very compact and small but great for a few days.
    Breakfast was great value too with everything you would expect.
    Would return due to its location.
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • IAN D
    Wigan, UK18,974 contributions
    Very historic and iconic street in the city, home of the bank of England and also the Royal exchange. Very busy area with a plethora of grand buildings and statues
    Written 8 November 2021
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  • Thomas N.R. Johnson
    Stockholm, Sweden613 contributions
    If you (somewhat generously) count The Millennium Mile all the way from London Eye at Westminster Bridge in the west, to Tower Bridge in the east, then there is more to see and do than you normally get during a tourist weekend. However, it is a bit of a challenging walk as it switches to appearance, accessibility and attraction. The easiest are the parties at both ends, while the middle (about at Southwark Bridge) is a bit messy and not as easy to walk (well, easy to walk but not in the classic riverbank way). There are clearly some transport routes as well, but on the whole a very pleasant and exciting experience that has undergone a lot of upgrading in recent years.
    Written 8 September 2019
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  • Ugurd
    Stockholm, Sweden6,972 contributions
    Having been to London on numerous occasions and being interested in walking the Capital ring seemed a good proposition. We chose section one also because of the good views over the Thames. We started by walking the Woolwich foot tunnel from DLR King George V. The walk is one of the longer sections ending in Falconwood. The walk is mainly in parks and woodland which is nice for your senses and feet.
    There were no real problems along the way. We had to detour at one place where the passage was closed and you had to be observant so as not to miss signposts. Capital ring signs are often added to Green chain ones. We found it very useful to have the itinerary downloaded in our phones. We skipped the last loop before Falconwood and took the road straight to our lunch at the Harvester.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Jamie E
    Alameda, CA58 contributions
    Looking for a unique place to jog in London. Check out this quirky collection of paths that wind their way above street level. I stumbled across the Barbican Highwalk while out for a run on a Saturday morning. This series of interconnected paths winds past ancient Roman walls and industrial canals, through office lobbies and apartment complexes - even a wine bar! Also, there's lots of interesting public art throughout. Multiple stairs and ramps lead to the highwalks, making it easily accessible. It's not actually "secret"... but seems like it's not very well known, as I only encountered two other runners on the highwalks in an hour. Fun and interesting way to see a different side of the city.
    Written 15 July 2019
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  • Daniel C
    10 contributions
    My youth was like a chapter out of an Enid Blyton book. Long trips to Dartmoor and walking, horse riding on the moors. Gazing at the stars at night such golden memories had I only know this place exists. If only they had cream teas here in the cafe and a local horse riding stable I could relive my youth here locally and not have to travel for four hours instead.

    My Jack Russell loves this national park but it is not so much fun when he proudly comes back to me to show of the scent of his favorite cologne “cow pooh” but for some reason he loves it
    Written 7 August 2019
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  • Jeremy C
    8 contributions
    A very interesting walk along this street viewing millionaires ( past and present) homes. We did this self-guided using the Secret London guide to Cheyne walk which has all the info on who lives/lived where in number order so you can just walk from one end to the other. It's funny to think that 3 of the Rolling Stones lived on the same street!
    The road routing is i strange so you need to persevere using the guide and Google Maps. The guide just comes up when you Google Cheyne Walk.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Vanessa P
    Calgary, Canada1,251 contributions
    This is really a passage. It is filled with old stores that now hots restaurants of all sorts. At night it is super busy. This is a very historical area in Old London. It is a must to see and Free to go. You can only imagine what it was back in the day.

    As a preparation of visiting London for the second time, we looked into 'London Touristic guides' this kind of book has suggestions of walk tours that you can do it on your own. So we made copies of the maps only and we were surprised to find that all the walking tours led us to nom touristic areas, but very interesting to see and to know.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Vanessa P
    Calgary, Canada1,251 contributions
    It is sooo pretty! It does look like a set for an antique movie or Harry Potter. It does worth the walk, it is short but very unique.
    Written 3 May 2022
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