Monday, December 19, 2011

Winter Walks in London

Everyone will have their favourite walk round London, and this is but one suggestion that takes in one of the best Royal Parks, stunning panoramic views, fantastic market stalls and pretty boutiques. It will take about 2 hours depending on how much time is spent admiring the views or browsing the stalls.

The walk starts at Great Portland Sreet tube from where it is a short distance to formal, laid out Avenue Gardens part of Regents Park. After this you can either continue up through the northern end of the park or make a (probably not quick) detour left to the Queen Mary Rose Gardens.

At the top of the par we pass by London Zoo and then cross the Regents Canal and along Prince Albert Road to Primrose Hill. For those inclined, it is a short, but steep, walk to the top for stunning panoramic views over the city. Exit at the north-east corner onto Regents Park Road and continue north along a pretty row of boutique shops and cafes - a good place to grab a slice of cake and drink.

Panorama of Primrose Hill supplied by Panoramic Earth

Continue across the railway bridge and then head right down to Chalk Farm tube where there is a fantastically painted building. At this point you begin the return trip turning south and heading back to Camden Market. This is where you can loose a lot of time browsing the various stalls selling almost anything you could imagine, including a lot of local arts and crafts.

Panorama of Camden Lock Market supplied by Panoramic Earth

The weary can opt to end their walk here or finish it by either wandering up Parkway past the Jazz Cafe and a fantastic health food shop or along Regents Canal. Both routes end up near the north end of Regents Park and from there you head south to end up back at Great Portland Street.


Fotoviva Art Prints said...

These are really good panoramas, even when you zoom in there is plenty of detail in the photographs!

PhilsTravelGuide said...

Wow, very nice Panoramic Photographs!!!

Braden said...

London remains one of the best capital cities in the world. It caters for everyone's preferences. Personally, I have never walked the recommended route of this article, but it sounds beautiful, especially with the complementary pictures. When I travel, I normally look for gardens and sightseeing, rather than the crowded centre of the cities. The recommended route looks like it provides just that. Thank you for your insight into the walk, and please keep the interesting blog posts coming. I'm sure that many travellers appreciate your information and your talent in photography. A photo captures more than words can say. Keep it up Peter!

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