Distance: 5.4 miles Est. Time: 45 mins
Start: ZSL London Zoo Finish: Royal Hospital Chelsea
This route encourages runners to take a walk (or rather run) on the wild side. Kicking-off at ZSL London Zoo, it marks the start of Parks & Palaces, which takes the participant through the heart of the capital past some of London’s best-loved landmarks. Casting a glance westwards to Lord’s Cricket Ground and a wave to the waxworks of Madame Tussauds on Baker Street, the runner descends down through Lancaster Gate and into Kensington Gardens, flanked on either side by The Serpentine Gallery and Kensington Palace with the elegant Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Albert Hall’s grand rotunda dominating the distance. A quick sprint through Queensgate and the triumph of The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum and The V&A are to be beheld. Following a traverse of the Fulham, Old Brompton and King’s Road, zip by the Saatchi Gallery en route to the finish line at the stunning Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of RHS Chelsea Flower Show.