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6 London Running Routes For A Quick Lunchtime Jog

Guy Parsons Guy Parsons

London running routes

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

Thames River Running Route London

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

Regents Park Running Route

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

Running route St James Park

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

Battersea Park Running Route

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

Bank to Brick Lane Running Route

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

Hyde Park London running route

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.

Also published on Medium.

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