Statues, fountains, listed architecture – London is something of an open-air museum in and of itself. It’s enough to just wander the streets (preferably when the weather is behaving itself) to soak up the history and magnificence of the city and take in the parts of galleries and museums that don’t always receive their due appreciation – the buildings themselves.
Despite its size and sprawling nature, London is actually a very walkable city. The network of parks, canals and purpose-built footpaths allow for visitors and locals alike to explore the lesser-known sides of the capital – in addition to the central, well-trodden ones – at their own pace and ease. We’ve outlined some of the most scenic routes that take you to and past iconic landmarks and behind the scenes of the fantastic facades.