When I asked what you’d like to see more of in my content recently I had lots of requests for nice London walks! So here’s a reel of a walk I did recently with my friends and that I can really recommend, from Notting Hill to Chelsea, ending with a roast dinner at a pub.
Time: Around 3 hours depending on speed.
Start and end: Started at Bayswater Station and ended at Chelsea Ram pub.
LOOK OUT FOR:
Notting Hill is famous for its streets adorned in brightly coloured paint – they are so picturesque (and make me want to throw pink paint to the front of my house too)! I recommend going to Farmer Street, Callcott street and Hillgate Place.
Leaving Notting Hill, we walked towards Hyde Park and through Kensington Gardens to see Kensington Palace, the London home of the royals! Harry and Megan lived here until the birth of their son and it’s also the current home of William and Kate.
The Albert Memorial
You absolutely must see the beauty that is The Albert Memorial. Somehow I’d never seen this before but it’s now one of my favourite monuments in London. This ornate, gothic pavilion was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her late husband Prince Albert. Have a look at the four corners of this monument – each one represents the four continents of the world, they’re stunning.
The Royal College of Organists + The Royal Albert Hall
Opposite the Royal Albert Hall (a lovely event venue, I’ve seen many a circus, comedy and music performance here) is the Royal College of Organists – an extraordinarily beautiful old house. Apparently now a privately owned building, it’s a gorgeous piece of architecture that I recommend viewing!
South Kensington Museums
On route down to the thames you’ll pass all the museums in South Kensington. My fav is the Natural History Museum and I really recommend the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition when it’s on! Be sure to book a slot in advance though as covid regulations mean everyone get’s an allowed time slot!
If you have a sweet tooth, you must stop off at @theknotchurros in South Kensington for delicious churros, milkshakes and lunch! This cafe is super instagrammable so get your phone ready for all the snaps. I’m heading their soon to try their Lotus Biscoff dessert!
Iconic Chelsea Townhouses
You can’t walk around Chelsea without staring in awe at the beautiful white townhouses, with their white pillars, iron gates and steps up to the door. Stunning!
My Old Dutch
If you’re feeling hungry, I really recommend My Old Dutch – they do THE BEST savoury pancakes! I like to ‘build my own’ with cheese, asparagus, olives, sweetcorn and creamed spinach!
Continue down towards the thames and you’ll walk past Bob Marley’s house, on the way to Albert Bridge, which is my second fav bridge in London (after Tower Bridge!). This one is covered in fairy lights and decorated in pastel shades – very cute!
We ended our walk with a pub lunch at The Chelsea Ram. I had the roast chicken and G had the beetroot wellington. Can recommend the cauliflower cheese too!
I really hope you have enjoyed this blog post and found it helpful to inspire your next London adventure! Let me know if you have any other recommendations in the area!