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City Trails: London Way


Summer is the perfect time to lace up your shoes and hit the trails, but who says you have to go into the countryside to experience adventure? In bustling London, the Waytrails team have developed the London Way, offering an urban walking experience that combines city sights with a sense of fun and exploration. Let us convince you how a city trail like this can be just as exciting as a conventional countryside trek.

What to see in London

Cities are exciting! But do you sometimes ask yourself

1. What you're looking for or what you are looking at in a city?

2. Would you know how to maximise a day or a weekend in London without the cost or hassle of a tour operator?

3. Do you want to peel back an extra layer of stories and scratch below the surface?

What other trail includes 'Mutiny on the Bounty', Shackleton's crow's-nest, Bedlam hospital, Ian Fleming's house, cockney tongue-ties, plague pits, Wellington's boots, and much more? Ancient and modern collide on and off this beaten path designed to give you the most of London and those who made it what it is today.

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Connect with Nature in a city?

London is one of the greenest cities in the world! Around 20 per cent of London is public green space. Did you know you can also spot London wild life?

What could you see?

  • Peregrine falcon.
  • Skylark. 
  • Common pipistrelle. 
  • Tawny mining bee. 
  • London plane tree. 
  • Bee orchid.
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While city trails may not offer the sweeping views of a rural hike, they do provide their own unique connection to green space. London's large and small parks allow you to step a few paces back from the bustle, enjoy a sandwich, and watch the world and its people go past. Recharge and reconnect on the London Way.

Embrace the day pack!

London Bridge PierThe benefit of walking on a city hike is you don't need to worry about food and drink. Whether you crave a Joe and the Juice 'tunacado' sandwich (like we do...a lot), dive into Borough Market, time your lunch at the Imperial War Museum café, or grab-and-go falafel at Beiteddine Express near Shepherd Market, you have mouth-watering choices.

When preparing food items to take in a hiking day pack, it's essential to choose items that are lightweight, non-perishable, and will provide sustained energy throughout your hike. Here are some suggestions for the best food things to take on a hiking day pack:

Trail Mix: A classic snack, trail mix combines nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and sometimes chocolate for a tasty and energy-dense treat.

Granola Bars: Convenient and easy to pack, granola bars can keep you fuelled.

Beef Jerky: Savoury portable snacks. 20240304_095927-1

Fresh Fruit: Apples, oranges, or berries are refreshing too.

Dark Chocolate: A small piece of dark chocolate can provide a tasty treat and a quick energy boost when needed.

Remember to take water to stay hydrated. 

So, this summer, why not trade the countryside trails for the urban adventure of the Waytrails London Way? Grab a friend, get the app, and get ready to explore the city in a whole new way.

Who knows what you'll uncover along the way....