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A London walk offers the walker huge variety throughout the year and prove that you don’t need miles of open countryside to make a good walk. From the Royal Parks to the Thames Path National Trail or a stroll around the main tourist sites, a London walk gives you the choice of culture, history and scenic all within easy reach and best of all, most with great paths catering to pushchair users’ needs. With so much to see and do everywhere, it also makes it easier for parents to entice reluctant walkers out and about on their feet.

Below you can find some great suggestions for your next London walk, all of which have been tried and tested personally. You will also find links to other good walking websites and useful information for finding a baby friendly walk in London. So whether you are a Londoner or  just dropping in for a few days, get your comfy shoes on and enjoy!

  • Walk London is a fantastic website with loads of maps and ideas for London walks and pushchair walks. It has full details of the major designated walks within the capital, links to audio guides and much more.
  • National Trails website contains all the information you need for London walks along the Thames Path National Trail. It also has suggestions for pushchair walks.
  • The Royal Parks website offers some great ideas for London Walks in these green and historic sites, many of which make great pushchair walks.
  • Inclusive London is a great starting place for accessibility summaries for attractions, venues and transport across London, making accessing pushchair walks easier. For the underground, try using TfL’s handy Journey Planner which allows you to search for routes with special accessibility requirements.

 

 

Big Ben Elizabeth Tower, London, Baby Routes Sightseeing Walk

London Classics: Green Park to Westminster Sightseeing Walk

 

Walk Distance: 3.7 km

Walk Duration: 1 hour 15 at toddler speed, half a day if stopping off to visit tourist attractions.

Ordnance Survey: Whilst OS maps of London to exist, any good city street map of London will suffice.

Suitable for: Pushchairs, babies in carriers, good little walkers, older children.

Walk Features: Many …

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Toddler at the top of Primrose Hill, London

London walk classics: Primrose Hill walk

Walk Distance: 1.2km

Walk Duration: 20 minutes (including a stop at the viewpoint)

OS Map: A good London street map and a sense of direction will suffice.

Suitable for: All pushchairs, all the family.

Walk features: Great views, film/book location, playground, refreshments (summer),

 

 

Walk description:

Primrose Hill, just north of Regents Park in London …

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Photo of London Eye and Big Ben from the Thames Path on South Bank

London Classics: Tower Bridge to Westminster Sightseeing Walk

Walk Distance: 4.3 km

Walk Duration: 1 hour

OS Map: OS Landranger West London 176 & East London 177, OS Explorer London North 173 (although any good London street map will suffice);

Suitable for:  Pushchairs, all the family.

Walk features: Flat paved pedestrian walkways, historical and cultural points of interest;

Walk description: 

Lined with historical and …

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Photo of Regents Canal taken from near Regents Park, London (Regents Canal Walk, Babyroutes.co.uk)

Regents Canal Walk : Kings Cross to Regents Park

Walk Distance: 3km

Walk Duration: 55 mins

OS Map: OS Landranger 176 West London, OS Explorer 173 London North;

Suitable for:  pushchair, bike, family of all ages.

Walk features: waterside walk, points of historic interest, culture, Regents Park (London Zoo), Camden Market

Walk description:

Weaving its way unnoticed through London’s backgarden, Regents Canal makes a wonderfully …

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Thames Barrier, London

Thames Path: Thames Barrier to Millennium Dome

Walk Distance: 2.9km

Walk Duration: 45 mins

OS Map: OS Explorer 162 Greenwich and Gravesend

Suitable for: pushchairs, babies in backpacks, all the family.

Walk features: 

Start of Thames Path National Trail, Millennium Dome, Thames Barrier, riverside walking, boats, dredgers and maritime interest, refreshments and baby changing at start and end of route.

 

Walk description: 

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