Explore Royal London thought it's green and open spaces. Our entire walk is on footpaths through parkland or gardens passing many of central London's prestigious royal palaces, households and other historic attractions.
Follow in the footsteps of King Charles II and walk on 'royal soil' from Westminster to Kensington ending in the tranquel Italian Gardens.
For your comfort WALKLONDON's free self-guided walking tour passes many cafes, refreshments, facilities and places to rest. Take a picnic and make a day of it!
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Royal London Walk Interactive Google Map
START: St James's Park: Circle or District Line.
Come out of the station at the BROARDWAY AND PARK EXIT. Walk straight across the road into QUEEN ANNE'S GATE SW1 and continue straight on
crossing BIRDCAGE WALK SW1 into St. James's Park.
St James's Park to Buckingham Palace
On entering St. James's Park continue straight ahead following the footpath to the BLUE FOOTBRIDGE which crosses St James Park Lake. Walk over the bridge to the other side and continue straight on the footpath to
THE MALL SW1. To see St James's Palace, cross The Mall and walk up MARLBOROUGH ROAD SW1, turning left at the end. Retrace your steps back to The Mall and turn right.
Continue up The Mall past Clarence House, the official London residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, to Buckingham Palace. Walk up to Buckingham Palace past the Queen Victoria Memorial. Walk to the LEFT of the palace into BUCKINGHAM GATE SW1.
Follow the road round past the Queens Gallery and shop in to THE ROYAL MEWS SW1.
Buckingham Palace to Hyde Park
Re-trace your steps back along Buckingham Gate to Buckingham Palace. Walk to the right of the Palace, turn left and walk up the right hand side of CONSTITUTION HILL SW1.
Continue up the right hand side of CONSTITUTION HILL, next to Green Park, to HYDE PARK CORNER W1. Cross the busy road, walk through Wellington Arch and follow the path right, crossing
Piccadilly W1 to No 1 LONDON, Apsley House. Turn around and entre Hyde Park through Apsley Gate.
In Hyde Park, cross the park road and bear right following the DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES MEMORIAL WALK, into the Rose Garden. Follow the path up to the Serpentine Boating Lake.
Hyde Park to Albert Hall
From the start of the Serpentine Boating Lake turn left behind the Serpentine Bar and Kitchen and walk around the lake (in a clockwise direction) to the Lido outdoor swimming area.
Continue on the footpath round to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.
Continue on the path past the Diana Fountain crossing the park road into Kensington Gardens. Turn left on the path, then right into FLOWER WALK footpath. Follow this path past the Serpentine Gallery to the Albert Memorial. The Royal Albert Hall is through QUEEN'S GATE, just outside Kensington Gardens on KENSINGTON GORE SW7
Albert Hall to Kensington Gardens
Re-trace your steps back along KENSINGTON GORE and go through QUEEN'S GATE, back into Kensington Gardens.
Stay in the park following the footpath straight ahead to PALACE GATE. Turn right and walk up BROAD WALK to Kensington Palace. Walk round Kensington Palace.
From Kensington Palace go straight across the BROAD WALK to the Round Pond and onto the The Long Water lake. Turn left and walk up the footpath past Peter Pan Statue and Italian Gardens. Exit Kensington Gardens through MARLBOROUGH GATE.