While it can be very tempting to hop on the underground while visiting London, it is highly advised that you get out into the open air and travel via foot. The beauty of the capital is that there are so many new and exciting places that are often off the beaten track and walking is the perfect way to stumble across them. You can literally set off without a plan of where you want to go or what you want to see and you are guaranteed to end up finding something of interest – that is just how great the city is.
There are, of course, a number of ways in which you can organise your walks, should you wish for a more organised day on your feet!
If you have a destination in mind, say you want to get from Marble Arch to Tower Bridge, before you set off make sure to have a look at TFL’s online journey planner. Simply click on the walking option and it will calculate the route for you!
There are a number of organised tours to whet all appetites, which are very fun and well worth partaking in.
For the wannabe detective, the Jack the Ripper Walking Tour as well as the Sherlock Holmes Tour are definite musts! Discover the scenes of the Whitechapel murders and see if you can come up with your own solution to the mysterious goings on that terrified London in 1888. During the Sherlock Holmes Tour you will be taken to the sites that Arthur Conan Doyle once walked past and were an inspiration for the world famous novels, which have been adapted numerous times onto the screen.
Movie lovers should look at trying out the Brit Movie Tours which over the course of two hours will take you to some of the spots you will recognise from hit films from the likes of Johnny English, Fantastic Four and the Bourne Ultimatum, to name but a few.
For those who want to see as much of London as they can, the City Visitor Trail will take you to some of the most recognized and important landmarks in the capital, from St Paul’s Cathedral to Tower Bridge and the Bank of England, to name but a few. Expect to learn a lot about the history and culture of the heart of London too while you are on the tour!
You can book The Montcalm Hotels to walk in London every day you can visit in London and easily come back because Montcalm Hotels are located in central London.