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London is one of the world’s greatest cities and a fascinating place to explore. During walks around London, historic landmarks are visible from every bridge crossing and around every street corner. The virtues of the city’s sights, smells, sounds and tastes have been extolled for centuries.

However, there’s more to London than iconic bridges, red buses and big clock towers. In 2019 London became the world’s first National Park City in recognition of its outdoor spaces. There are almost as many trees in the city as there are people, whilst almost half of its area is taken up by green or blue spaces.

It is therefore no surprise that there are limitless possibilities for incredible hikes around London. There are open heaths to roam, canalside gems to unearth, wildlife-rich marshes to experience and ancient woodland to explore. For magnificent cityscape vistas there are plenty of vantages to discover, whilst a walk along the Thames rewards with ever-changing views. A heady mixture of ancient history, industrial splendour, modern design and green space awaits you.


Top 20 best walks and hikes around London

    1
    Difficult
    06:33
    15.8 mi
    2.4 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    2
    Intermediate
    03:30
    8.27 mi
    2.4 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    04:15
    10.1 mi
    2.4 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    4
    Intermediate
    03:55
    9.33 mi
    2.4 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    5
    Intermediate
    02:48
    6.69 mi
    2.4 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    6
    Intermediate
    02:33
    5.88 mi
    2.3 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    7
    Difficult
    05:08
    12.2 mi
    2.4 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    8
    Intermediate
    03:11
    7.26 mi
    2.3 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    9
    Intermediate
    02:17
    5.60 mi
    2.5 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    10
    Easy
    01:45
    4.18 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    150 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    11
    Easy
    01:38
    3.88 mi
    2.4 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    12
    Easy
    01:42
    4.08 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    13
    Intermediate
    04:50
    11.2 mi
    2.3 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    14
    Difficult
    05:13
    12.5 mi
    2.4 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    15
    Intermediate
    03:09
    7.72 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    16
    Intermediate
    02:34
    6.18 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    17
    Easy
    01:23
    3.29 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    18
    Intermediate
    03:31
    8.44 mi
    2.4 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    19
    Intermediate
    02:04
    4.93 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    20
    Intermediate
    03:30
    8.55 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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Exploring London’s parks

The buzz of the city bubbles over into London’s many parks, making them vibrant places to explore. These are the lungs of the city, where Londoners come to unwind, exercise and socialise away from the hustle and bustle of the streets. Its parks offer some of the finest walks around London.

For classic landmarks of regal London, St James’s Park is a pleasant place to stroll, with its lake and majestic pelicans. You can easily rack up the miles in Hyde Park and Regent’s Park, both set amongst affluent surroundings and the latter boasting classic city views from Primrose Hill. Victoria Park and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park offer great walking around London’s more bohemian spots.

Seeking cityscape viewpoints

London is a bustling metropolis that continues to evolve and grow. Its modern skyline expands year-on-year, just as its use of the River Thames develops. Following the river is a superb way to experience and observe the changing face of the city, from the industry of the Docklands to opulent areas such as Chelsea and Fulham.

Many hikes around London seek high viewpoints from which to take in the stupendous urban sprawl of the capital. An island of beautiful countryside that offers sweeping city panoramas, Hampstead Heath and the many trails that criss-cross it are a pleasure to explore. Big skies also await on Blackheath, a large open heathland that connects to beautiful Greenwich Park. One Tree Hill and Observatory Hill both reward you with magnificent views of the Greenwich Peninsula, Canary Wharf and the wider city.

Natural beauty within the M25

Some of the best hiking trails around London take you into areas of such natural beauty, you will forget you are in one of the world’s busiest cities. Epping Forest is home to over 50,000 ancient pollard trees and 100 lakes and ponds, ideal for a woodland escape on the edge of the city limits. Get closer to nature as you explore the marshes of the River Lea, important habitats for wintering birds and the nationally endangered marsh warbler.

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