London’s Best Running Spots
If you love nothing more than pounding the pavement and are looking for the very best places in London to burn some energy, then read on. We have put together a little guide to the best places to burn off some steam in the capital. With you’re route decided, now all that’s left to do is to compile the perfect playlist to accompany you on your running tour of the city!
Distance: 4 miles
This is the ideal spot for runners in the city centre, looking for somewhere to run off steam on their lunch break, or even before work. Expect a largely mud-free, smooth concrete run, where you can admire the hubbub of the capital as you jog.
Regents Park & Primrose Hill
Distance: 2.1 miles
Take in a breathtaking view of the city from primrose hill as you pound through the park, burning off stress and releasing lots of mind clearing endorphins. Perfect for a mid afternoon or evening run, but be mindful that the park may be particularly busy on very sunny days.
Distance: 3.8 miles
The common is one of London’s largest open spaces and if you start at the windmill and end at toast rack, you will have wombled round a 5 km track. If that is too beginner for you, then you could take a longer route round, to make the most of enjoying the common’s leafy forest paths.
The East London Canal
Distance: 13 miles
If it’s a long and traffic free run that you’re looking for, then East London’s canals may be where it’s at. This is perhaps one of the very best routes to take a long run away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but remember to listen out for bicycles, you’ll meet plenty along your path.
Distance: 3 miles
Hyde park offers a picturesque run thorough well manicured gardens, with a smooth and even terrain, that is perfect for less experienced runners. If you are geared up for an extended run, you could also take in Kensington Gardens, Green Park and St James’ Park at the same time.