London is my second home city. You’ll always find something going on, and an electric atmosphere whatever time of the year.

And there’s no better way to explore this great city than by exploring it on one of these London walks. 

Autumn’s a particularly good time to see the city by foot. It’s light and mild enough to enjoy the outdoors before winter arrives.

Get ready to discover the smaller details on one of these London walks, whether solo on in a group tour.



1. Albert Embankment to London Bridge

This is probably my favorite walk, simply because it begins close to where I live. It also includes most of London’s famous landmarks along the way.



London autumn walks

Take a leaf out of the duck’s book, and wander along the Albert Embankment



A short crossing from Vauxhall tube station is the Albert Embankment. It’s easy to spot as you’ll see the famous MI6 (British intelligence) building.

Not surprisingly, there are no signs to indicate this. However, look out for the bright turquoise green windows; they’re a clear sign.

Hit the sights — London walks

While the start may not be much to look at, the walk gets interesting once you hit the river. It’s a perfect start for anyone new to London, as you’ll come across the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and the London Eye.

The path is pretty serene, until you hit the tourist spots of the South Bank in Waterloo. Be sure to pay a visit to the food market a few steps down from the Royal Festival Hall.

Its stalls ranging from Spanish cuisine to gourmet burgers are bound to satisfy the fussiest of eaters.

2. Liverpool Street to Old Street

For a taste of two sides to the East End, this particular walk is the perfect choice.

Liverpool Street and the surrounding area make up the financial hub of the city. It also introduces you to the hipster Hackney/Shoreditch area of East London.



London autumn walks - Spitalfields

Spitalfields is a great place to rest, shop, and recharge


Shopping and more — London walks

You’ll experience a swift change of ambience as you walk from Liverpool Street to the more tranquil streets behind.

Shopaholics can flex their spending muscles in the nearby markets at Old Spitalfields or Petticoat Lane. Trendsetters will enjoy rummaging through the vintage shops dotted along Brick Lane.

When hunger calls, drop by the Beigel Bake shop on Brick Lane. Its freshly baked bagels and specialty hot salt beef has enticed patrons through its doors since 1977.

Other bagel fillings include traditional Jewish staples such as cream cheese and salmon.


3. Themed London walks

London has an excellent range of themed walks, like this Harry Potter guided walking tour. Literature fans may be keen to join a literary London walk.

Visit the places Charles Dickens used to frequent, or indulge in Oscar Wilde’s London. Whichever you choose, these walks will bring your favorite literary legends to life.



London walks

Get your Harry Potter on, on a themed London walk

4. The obligatory park

It’d be a real shame to visit London and not visit one of the many glorious parks around the city. Parks under the Royal Parks title include Hyde Park, Regents Park and Green Park.

The last gives ample opportunity to explore Buckingham Palace and the surrounding area.



London autumn walks - Hampstead Heath

Find your bench, and take in the views from Hampstead Heath


Get out of town — London walks

However, there are other spots slightly out of town that are also worth visiting. These include Clapham Common and Battersea Park south of the river, and Hampstead Heath in North London.

The heath’s popular with locals, and has also been featured in several popular movies such as Notting Hill. While here, take a moment to sit on the bench and admire the stunning views of the city skyline.

Many parks also have a ton of events happening, so check the website before planning your visit. You just might get lucky and double up your visit with a cool event.


5. High Street Kensington to Knightsbridge

The last London walk adds a touch of class and sophistication, namely due to the lavish shops you’ll see along the way.

Starting at the east end of High Street Kensington, the walk to Knightsbridge gives you an elegant glimpse of the city.



London autumn walks - Albert Memorial

London walks — the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park


Plenty to see — London walks

Take in the sights of the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park, and admire the architectural beauty of the Royal Albert Hall across the road.

The walk ends in Knightsbridge, which is home to many eye-watering expensive shops like Harrods.

While here, you may also be intrigued to visit London’s most instagrammable cafe. The excellent Victoria & Albert Museum is just across the road, and is free to enter too.

Complete your day of indulgence with an English tradition. The Fifth Floor Café and Terrace at department store, Harvey Nichols, serves up a delicious afternoon tea.

The tea takes place everyday from 3 to 6pm, and it’s advisable to make a booking before going. 



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A red telephone box in London — London walks

Tower Bridge in London — London walks

Inside a shopping arcade — London walks

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