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Royal London Walk - self-guided sightseeing walking tour


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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START: st james's park underground royal london walk start point St James's Park: Circle or District Line
FINISH: lancaster gate underground royal london walk finish point Lancaster Gate: Central Line

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Leisure walker: 3 hours
Power walker: 1 hour

St James's Park to
Buckingham Palace
first attraction visit St James's Park
St James's Park start of the Royal London walk Three Royal Palaces border St James's Park. The most more ..

second attraction visit St James's Palace, Royal Court
St James's Palace Royal London Walk Kings and Queen's of England for over 300 years were more ..

third attraction visit The Mall and Clarence House
the mall and clarence house royal london walk The Mall is London's primary ceremonial road leading to more ..

fourth attraction visit Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace Royal London walk Since 1838 Buckingham Palace has served more ..

Royal Mews to
Hyde Park
fifth royal attraction visit Royal Mews, Queens Gallery
Royal Mews and Queens Gallery Royal London Walk The Royal Mews and Queens Gallery are part of the more ..

sixth royal attraction visit Wellington Arch
constitution hill and queens gallery royal london walk Constitution Hill connects The Mall with Hyde Park more ..

seventh royal attraction visit No 1 London
No 1 London Apsley House Royal London walk No 1 London; Apsley House, the Duke of Wellington's more ..

eight royal attraction visit Hyde Park and Serpentine
hyde park and serpentine royal london walk Hyde Park dates back to the 16th Century when more ..

Diana Fountain to
Albert Memorial
fourth attraction visit Diana Fountain
Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Royal London walk The Diana, Princess of Wales memorial was opened by more ..

first attraction visit Serpentine Galleries
serpentine galleries Royal London walk The Serpentine Galleries are one of London's more ..

second attraction visit Prince Albert Memorial
Prince Albert Memorial Royal London Walk Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was in more ..

Albert Hall to
Kensington Gardens
fourth attraction visit Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall Royal London walk The Royal Albert Hall is a Grade I listed building more ..

third attraction visit Kensington Palace
kensinton palace royal london walk Kensington Palace has been a residence of more ..

fourth attraction visit Kensington Gardens
Buckingham Palace on Royal London walk In 1689 William III created private gardens for more ..

Royal London Walk
G o o g l e Map

Street Directions
START: st james's park underground royal london walk start point 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.

FINISH: lancaster gate underground royal london walk finish point Lancaster Gate: Central Line.

Royal London Walk - Sightseeing Map