Hot-Spots for Breaking a Sweat in London

Posted May 15, 2019 by Astor Hostels Museum

by Kaeman Graham – Astor Museum


Regent’s Canal

Stretching from Limehouse to Paddington, you’ll walk/run/cycle through different neighbourhoods that make this trail so unique.

Sticking to the Canal you will pass alongside countless parks and photo opportunities including; Victoria Park, London Zoo, the Boat Village, Little Venice, and of course Camden Lock and Camden Market – where else could you choose a better rest stop?!

These spots will give you a lot of different start/finish points to customise your route, without much risk of getting lost – unless you want to.

Hyde Park

Take in the sights of Central London’s biggest park, with plenty of routes suitable for all abilities.

You can find many accessible routes for grabbing yourself a Santander Rental Bike, with designated areas for cyclists. Different trails will take you through a variety of spots around the park, including the open fields, the long corridors of giant trees, semi woodland, rose gardens, and of course the banks of Lake Serpentine.

Afterwards, you can take a well-deserved rest in the outdoor temporary architecture exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, and maybe catch a glimpse of the bright green Parakeets nearby.

Hampstead Heath

The sheer size of Hampstead Heath means there will be something for everyone;

Race to the top of the hill to soak in the view of London’s skyline, take a ball and head the many football pitches with your companions, get Zen and do Yoga away from the hustle and bustle of the city, grab a towel and go for a swim in the Lido, get in the mood for Wimbledon at the tennis courts, or simply climb the trees without the onlookers.