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Running in London

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Running in London

Hello,

I am in London for the next few days and would like to get out for some morning runs.

Running along the Thames seems the obvious choice, is it as good as it sounds?

Are there other runs that people would recommend?

Thanks

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1. Re: Running in London

Hampstead Heath or Primrose Hill?

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2. Re: Running in London

Where are you staying? Running along the river is ok but, unless you are early, will be far from empty.

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3. Re: Running in London

Running along the Thames seems the obvious choice

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Only for David Blaine. Why not the parks?

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4. Re: Running in London

Regent's Park.

Hyde Park.

I think South Bank has become a little too popular for runners, judging by the amount I saw last time we walked it, and dodged out of the way of.

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5. Re: Running in London

Or Dynamo.

Any park probably.

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6. Re: Running in London

As others mentioned, it depends on where you are staying. I love running in Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens, as I usually stay at a hotel in that area. Occasionally I am close to the Thames and will run there. But be aware that the walkway along the river is not always a straight route, there can be stairs, detours, etc.

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7. Re: Running in London

Victoria Park is always full of joggers.

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8. Re: Running in London

Thanks for the comments. We are staying near Holborn station on Southampton Row.

Any nice parks around here?

I was meant to go for a run this morning but caught up with an old friend and did the West End show into boozy dinner into drinks after dinner into home at 3am so it looks as if I have lost one running day and will start tomorrow!

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9. Re: Running in London

< Any nice parks around here? >

Nice Gardens (capital G) but no parks - Central Line to Lancaster Gate however puts you at Hyde Park

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10. Re: Running in London

Don't run the South Bank. I used to and it's awfully busy, especially in summer. You do get very good at dodging pedestrians though,