Running in London

Buckingham Palace

Running in London was one of my sportive experiences without any sun. Honestly, I didn’t expect the sun to shine when I was running in London even though it was summer. Yet, there is no sun needed to enjoy running in the city. That’s especially true when you leave One Aldwych on a Sunday morning as the streets are pretty empty and you have the whole city for yourself!

“At least it doesn’t rain!” That’s what I thought when leaving One Aldwych on a cloudy Sunday morning in August.

  • Distance: 9.5 Kilometers
  • Jogged alititude: 110 Meters
  • Calories burned: 600-650
  • Month: August
  • Weather: Cloudy

Running in London was not supposed to be one of my sunny running guides with beautiful pictures of blue sky.

Running in London

Map of my run through London (tracked by Runtastic)

Nevertheless, I didn’t really care as London has so much to offer. Buckingham Palace and London Eye were just two stunning attractions on my route!

River Thames and London Eye

After leaving One Aldwych London, I decided to follow the running route on the other side of River Thames.

Running in London

First impressions of running in London

After crossing it via Waterloo Bridge, I had the pleasure to run on a dedicated running path for more than one kilometer.

I did not only enjoy beautiful views of River Thames, but also of London Eye which I saw from the beginning of my run.

Westminster Palace and its garden

Following the path along St. Thomas Hospital made it possible to enjoy beautiful views of Westminster Palace.

Especially from the other side of the river, Westminster Palace looks totally impressive.

Westminster Palace

The stunning Westminster Palace

Yet, I decided to cross the Thames on the next bridge to enjoy Westminster Palace from all sides.

This was easily possible as the large gardens allowed to take nice pictures of the palace.

Westminster and Westminster Abbey

I decided to keep on running in Westminster, one of the most beautiful parts of London.

Not only can you enjoy views of beautiful buildings like Big Ben or Westminster Abbey, but you can also get a taste of residential living in London.

St. James Park London

St. James Park is one of the biggest parks in the city center

Also not too far away is St. James Park, one of the largest parks in the city center.

The large lake in the middle and the calm of the nature in the middle of the city is definitely something I was happy about while running in London.

Buckingham Palace, the Mall and 10 Downing Street

Just one kilometer after entering St. James Park, I reached another impressive building which most of you will know.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is a good turning point

Buckingham Palace looks at least as stunning as Westminster Palace from the outside.

The Victoria Mall is just another impressive thing to see while running in St. James Park.

On the way back, I decided to run along the mall to reach Horse Guard Parade in 10 Downing Street.

I think I don’t need to say that the complex is totally impressive.

Big Ben and statues

Running in London was full of experiences, but 10 Downing Street and the other beautiful historic buildings in Westminster weren’t the last ones.

I decided to head back to One Aldwych London with a short stop at Big Ben. Who could resist taking a picture of the impressive tower when running in the area?

Following River Thames back to One Aldwych, I also spotted two impressive Egyptian statues and the monument of The Battle of Britain.

One Aldwych London

Starting and ending point of my run: One Aldwych London

Definitely an impressive finish to one of the nicest sightseeing runs you can make in London!

 

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10 Comments on “Running in London

  1. Reminds me of when I went to London. It was also summer and it rained the whole time. Next time I go I’ll take your advice and go running. Sounds like a wonderful idea.

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