The Insider’s Guide to Walking in London

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Discover walking ideas from 21 London locals and bloggers. You’ll find ideas for walks within the city and outside of it; along rivers, through woods, canals, heaths, spectacular cliffs, and even cemeteries.

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Jenny Andersson profileJenny Andersson runs Hikercise UK which organizes great walks to exercise the body and the mind. From Nordic Walking Adventures, to HikeYourselfHappies, Hikercise offers you a chance to get fit, while absorbing nature’s gentle benefits and stimulating your mind too.

Belinda Aspinall profileBelinda Aspinall runs Life After London, a website created to help people considering a move out of London. The website has interesting and informative articles as well as busy and active forums enabling users to ask questions from locals who are willing to help out as much as they can.

LOUIS BEDWELL PROFILELouis Bedwell is a long distance walker, world record holder, student and an all-round doing man. He can often be found wandering the footpaths of Sussex in search of his next challenge and has just completed The One Expedition. A yearlong series of challenges, of which had the aim of raising £10,000 for Cancer Research UK. To find out more about Louis and his endurance challenges visit or follow him on twitter @LouisBedwell

Chris Booth profileChris Booth: I devote as much free-time as I dare to trying to link together London’s green spaces and rivers on foot. I want to work out how the city fits together when you don’t use public transport, and to discover parts of the city I’ve never even heard of. I write about these experiments at

ANDREW BOWDEN PROFILEAndrew Bowden has walked many long distance trails across the UK, and shares his experiences on his website

Jenni Bowley profileJenni Bowley is a Founder Member of Camden Tour Guides Association and of Footprints of London. She is also a Clerkenwell & Islington Guide and City of London Guide. Jenni loves exploring London’s byways and alleyways, hidden gardens and open spaces. For her sins, she is also a chartered accountant and is always pleased to describe the origins of London as a world financial centre. She lives in Muswell Hill with her husband, children and dog.

KATE CREMIN PROFILEKate Cremin has been living in London for 7 years and loves walking. She is on a mission to help curly and wavy haired ladies end the flight with their frizz. You can find out more at

NIKA GARRETT PROFILENika Garrett is a City of London guide and a member of Greenwich Tour Guides Association. She also works as a guide at Thames Barrier Information Centre and as a volunteer at The Rose Playhouse. Some of her favourite areas in London are Chelsea, Soho and Wapping. Nika has a strong interest in art and many of her walks focus both on art and history. Learn more at and find her on Twitter @myLondontours.

Alex Jorge PROFILEAlexandra Jorge is, a lifestyle travel blogger who writes about journeys of exploration focused on localised knowledge and that extra something unique. She is in constant search for hidden treasures in culture, experiences and food, whether travelling in far off destinations or wandering the ever-changing and always exciting streets of London.

LOUISE HARRISON PROFILELouise Harrison is a life coach living in London. She loves being in nature and believes we are more powerful than we think in our potential to create joyful, effective lives, relationships, businesses and communities (with enough time for lying on the grass). Louise has completed Martha Beck Life Coach Training. Find her at or tweet @_louharrison

CAT HUGHES PROFILECat Hughes is a freelance writer, and the co-founder and editor of – an online magazine for women who love extreme sports and the outdoors. When Cat is not writing she can be found hiking, surfing, snowboarding or taking photographs somewhere in the world.

VICTOR KEEGAN PROFILEAfter over 40 years with The Guardian Victor Keegan now writes, blogs ( and tweets (@vickeegan) about London. His iPhone apps (Gems of London, Shakespeare’s London and City Poems) are available at the Apple store and four poetry books on Kindle.

Symone Krimowa profileSymone Krimowa grew up on a tiny island without electricity and then moved to London by way of Los Angeles, San Francisco and New Zealand. Working in environmental policy keeps her busy in the city despite wishing to return to rural areas. The natural metropolitan blog focuses on finding green space and fresh delicious food to help people adapt to urban living.

Elena Manighetti profileElena Manighetti runs, sharing healthy vegetarian and vegan recipes together with outdoor activities recommendations with her readers.

NOELLE POULSON PROFILENoelle Poulson moved to London in 2010 and quickly became obsessed with finding all the hidden gems she could. Such was her desire that she hung maps at home to record where she had been and what remained to explore. In 2013, she made the challenge public, forsaking sleep, hunger and sanity in her quest to walk down all the streets within the Congestion Zone. Yep. All of them. Her wanderings and ponderings can be found at

Catherine profile-Catherine Redfern is the creator of this ebook and the hiker behind which aims to help and inspire Londoners and visitors to the UK to get their boots on the hills.

Zarina Rimbaud profileZarina Rimbaud-Kadirbaks is a London-based editor, event producer, East End tour guide and writer of the popular blog Dutch Girl in London. On her blog she gives a unique Dutch take on art, culture and events in London or overseas. Besides regular blog posts her website also provides invaluable travel advice for people visiting London.

Robert Smith profileRob Smith is a tour guide with Footprints of London. He loves to show people his favourite parts of London and tell the stories of the people who have made it the greatest city in the world.

LINE VAN HEMEL PROFILEMy name is Line (‘Lena’), I’m a Belgian living in London. I love walking and London is the perfect place for it with its many parks, little alleys, cosy pubs, good transport links and endless terrain to explore. Replacing my tube journey with a walk, is my simple way of keeping fit and exploring the city. On, I share the scenic walks and commuter routes I enjoyed whilst discovering London.

Ian Wright profileIan Wright runs and is the first Canadian to walk London’s entire Underground network overground. You can read more about his offbeat walks (including free walking tours) and lots of other random stuff on his website. If it’s your first visit to London be sure to check out his London Guide:

Lera Zujeva profileLera Zujeva is a tea lover behind She does tea and coffee walks in London, and performs tea ceremonies, meditations and master-classes.

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