Keeping fit is an important part of the day for many people and the fitness bug has bitten a growing number of holidaymakers. People heading to London are often looking for the best ways to stay active and get their heart rate up while exploring the city.
Good old-fashioned jogging is still one of the best ways to stay fit and there are plenty of places throughout London where you can see the amazing sights of the city while getting your daily exercise. Our luxury suites in Shoreditch will put you right around the corner from some of these exciting routes and trails.
If you’re looking to see the sights of London on your daily run, there’s no better place than the famous River Thames. The banks of the city’s iconic waterway are home to all kinds of attractions and landmarks. Make your way down the river and jog past the London Eye as you see the glass bubbles float through the sky full of excited tourists. Carry on past the area of Westminster and catch a glimpse of the breathtaking Parliament building and the huge Big Ben Tower. There is a lot to see right on the doorstep of our suites in Shoreditch and the River Thames is a perfect place to start your morning jog.
With over 86 hectares of wide open fields and beautiful woodlands, Victoria Park is a perfect place to lose yourself in nature and escape the hectic streets of London. A jog through the park will help you clear your mind and will give you the peace and quiet you need to concentrate on reaching the finish. With a huge open lake in the centre of the greenery, you’ll find some of the most beautifully scenic views in the whole of London. This is a great chance to snap some pictures with your phone or camera along the way.
There is an abandoned railway line that still runs from the beautiful Finsbury Park all the way to the centre of Alexandra Palace Park and it makes an ideal jogging spot for fitness fanatics looking for an alternative to the popular routes throughout London. Make your way alongside the overgrown railway as you weave in and out of trees and admire the sculptures and landmarks along the way. Not for the faint-hearted, this trail is around 8km long so be sure to plan out your route and take rest if you need to.
Princess Diana Memorial
The area between Hyde Park, St James’s Park and Green Park makes for one of the most rewarding runs in London. The huge figure of eight takes you in and around some of London’s most iconic royal landmarks including Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace. Make your way alongside the gorgeous gardens of Kensington Palace and carry on past the famous home of the queen. If you’re a fan of the Royal Family, there’s no better place to go for an afternoon jog.