See More of London by Sticking to the Streets

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London is one of the UK’s most beautiful cities. But, because there are so many things to see and do, many people simply take the tube to fit in as many sights as possible. Although this seems like a good idea on the surface, taking the tube everywhere means that you actually miss out on a lot of the joys London has to offer. Plus, it can be a bit of a rip off. For example, Leicester Square and Covent Garden are only 20 seconds apart, but the journey costs £4.30. Coincidentally, it’s the most popular journey with tourists! Walking can take less time than you’d think. Here are some of the best walks between attractions:

Big Ben to Oxford Street – 28 minutes

For many, walking between Big Ben and Oxford Street would seem unthinkable, but it actually takes under half an hour. From being surrounded by the beautiful Palace of Westminster to being right in the heart of one of the busiest shopping streets in the world, you’ll be surrounded by great period architecture, and you can even go via the National Portrait Gallery and Leicester Square en route.

Hyde Park to Buckingham Palace – 21 minutes

Hyde Park is a wonderful piece of green space in the centre of London, but it is only a mere 21 minutes away from arguably the biggest attraction of them all: Buckingham Palace. On this route you can even walk past the London Yacht club and meander along the Serpentine. It’ll be so tranquil that you’ll forget you’re even in one of the busiest cities in Europe.

London Eye to Westminster Cathedral – 25 minutes

Start with a leisurely stroll down the Embankment and you’ll be at Westminster Cathedral. A lovely and serene walk, it’s perfect on a summer’s day, where the view over the Thames bridges can stretch for miles. Plus, on your way, you’ll even go directly past Scotland Yard, so you can tick that off the list, too.

The Tate Modern to Covent Garden

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The Tate Modern is one of London’s busiest Museums, but what about when you want to escape from all the hustle and bustle? Head to Covent Garden, of course, where you can sample one of London’s best markets and some expensive, boutique shops. On the way, you can even pass other landmarks such as the Royal Courts of Justice. You’ll be there in under half an hour.

Of course, if you’re going to travel around London by foot then you’ll need solid and sturdy protection for your feet, otherwise you’ll have all sorts of aches and pains. However, heading to somewhere like E-Outdoor and investing in some solid Merrell walking boots should do the trick. Oh, and remember a coat too, you know what London weather can be like!

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