Go running on your London lunch break with these six handy running routes.
If you’re looking for a quick jog you can fit in around work – maybe you’re practising for one of London’s upcoming half-marathons or other races? – then try one of these running routes, as selected by Clarendon Serviced Apartments.
1) A riverside run: 2.3 miles
You’ll pass by the National Theatre, Tate Modern and National Submarine War Memorial on this circular jog around the Thames. You can shorten or lengthen the route by crossing at different bridges.
2) A royal ring in Regent’s Park: 2.8 miles
A swift lap of Regent’s Park should take you under half an hour, and is a good option for anyone working in Marylebone, Camden or Euston.
2) A figure-8 in St. James: 2.8 miles
You can either do a short 1.3 mile run around the pretty St. James’s Park, or extend your route along Green Park and around Buckingham Palace for a 2.8 mile session.
4) A Battersea belter: 2.4 miles
If you’re in Chelsea or north Battersea, you should be able to make it for a quick loop around Battersea Park and get back again in under an hour.
5) Bank to Brick Lane: 2.8 miles
One for City workers or the Shoreditch set. You can start at Bank and head east on Threadneedle Street towards the Gherkin, thne north up Bishopsgate. Continue north until you hit Bethnal Green Road, turn right, then right again down Brick Lane until you reach Whitechapel High Street and return to Bank. Alternatively, start from any other point on this circular route.
6) The Hyde Park hustle: 3 miles
A favoured spot for West End worker bees, this three-mile loop should help you work up a sweat. Alternatively, a loop around the Serpentine is about two miles, while an extended route that takes in Kensington Gardens is just over four.