Skip to main content
Search
The Postal Museum Borough Market Sadler’s Wells Horniman Museum and Gardens House of Commons The Royal Institution of Great Britain Sky Garden 10-11 Carlton House Terrace ArcelorMittal Orbit RSA House British Library Two Temple Place The National Gallery Chiswick House and Gardens Goldsmiths' Centre, The Somerset House Sir John Soanes Museum Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe Science Museum Saatchi Gallery Royal Opera House Royal Museums Greenwich The Royal Institute of British Architects Royal Hospital Chelsea Whitechapel Gallery Royal Horticultural Halls Westminster Abbey Wellington Arch Royal Geographical Society Wellcome Collection Events Spaces Southbank Centre Wallace Collection Royal College of Physicians Royal Albert Hall Victoria and Albert Museum Twickenham Stadium Royal Air Force Museum Trinity House Royal Academy of Arts Tower of London Tower Bridge Old Royal Naval College Tate Modern Tate Britain Syon Park St Paul's Cathedral St Martin-in-the-Fields Southwark Cathedral Spencer House Natural History Museum National Theatre Museum of the Order of St. John Museum of London, Docklands Museum of London Museum of Brands Middle Temple Madame Tussauds LSO St Luke's Lord's Cricket Ground London Zoo (ZSL) WWT London Wetland Centre London Transport Museum London Museum of Water & Steam Coca-Cola London Eye Leighton House Museum Laban Building Kew Palace Kew Gardens Kensington Palace IWM London (Imperial War Museum) Lincoln's Inn HMS Belfast Harrow School Hampton Court Palace Guildhall Gibson Hall Garden Museum Foundling Museum Dulwich Picture Gallery the Design Museum Cutty Sark BFI IMAX BAFTA 195 Piccadilly Banqueting House Benjamin Franklin House Churchill War Rooms Central Hall Westminster Freemasons’ Hall Spitalfields Venue

Autumn walks

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 14:45
Autumn is a wonderful time of year, the air is crisp, the leaves are a kaleidoscope of fantastic colours and, even though the temperatures are dropping, there’s nothing better than wrapping up warm and stepping outside to enjoy the sights and sounds of London.
 
You may think that relaxing riverside rambles and scenic strolls should  be reserved for the countryside but there are a wealth of fantastic metropolitan routes to uncover right here in the city, so don your woolly hat and get your walking boots on as we take you on a walking tour of the capital. You’ll pass some of the country’s most iconic structures and buildings and perhaps you’ll uncover the perfect venue for your next event along the way.
 
South Bank Stroll

Saunter along the South Bank and immerse yourself in the cultural heart of London. Begin your walk at the iconic Coco-Cola London Eye and continue along towards the hustle and bustle of the South Bank. Explore the market stalls, admire the impressive Brutalist structures of National Theatre and check out the ever changing programme of events at the Southbank Centre.  Mosey on along the river and spot famous landmarks along the way such as the home of contemporary art, Tate Modern and the masterful St Paul’s Cathedral. Why not stop off along the way at the world’s most famous playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe and enjoy a play - there are always plenty of £5 standing tickets available. Experience the buzz of Borough Market as you make your way towards the impressive Southwark Cathedral and end the route by stepping out onto the glass viewing platform at Tower Bridge for a breath-taking view of the river.
 
Maritime Meander

Greenwich has one of the richest maritime histories in Britain so soak up its iconic past with a wander around its walkways, taking in some fantastic attractions along the way. Start under the towering masts of Victorian tea clipper Cutty Sark, take the helm at the ship’s wheel on the main deck and enjoy stunning views of the River Thames and the London skyline. Wander along to the Old Royal Naval College and discover the historic splendour of London’s largest painted ceiling before heading to Royal Museums Greenwich, a collection of stunning, period buildings set in the sculpted setting of Greenwich Park. Finish the walk with a hike up to the Royal Observatory and experience the breath-taking views of Canary Wharf, juxtaposing the old and the new.
 
Regent’s Ramble

Take a walk on the wild side by beginning your ramble at the top of Regents Park in ZSL London Zoo before venturing through the heart of the capital past some of London’s best-loved landmarks. As you exit the park glance westwards to Lord’s Cricket Ground as you wander down to Madame Tussauds on Baker Street where you can rub shoulders with some of the world’s biggest stars before walking down through Lancaster Gate and into Kensington Gardens, flanked on either side by the Serpentine Gallery and Kensington Palace. Stop at the magical Royal Albert Hall for afternoon tea and then head onto Exhibition Road and hop from the Natural History Museum, over to the V&A and finally to the Science Museum. Visit the Saatchi Gallery before finishing up at the stunning Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
 
West London Wander

Begin this picturesque walk through the green spaces of West London in the stunning grounds of Syon Park, designed by legendary landscaper Capability Brown. Walk along the High Street and stop into the charming London Museum of Water and Steam to learn about how the city received its water supply through the ages before crossing over Kew Bridge to the world famous Kew Gardens, with it monumental glasshouses, more than 300 acres of unique botanical landscapes and the Georgian splendour of Kew Palace. After, make your way across Chiswick Bridge to the quiet oasis of Chiswick House and Gardens before heading back across the river to finish your wander at the WWT London Wetland Centre in Barnes, one of the capital’s best bird-watching sites.
 
For more information on these, and other Unique Venues of London members click here