November is a great time of year to get out and about in London – certainly autumnal, but not yet so chilly that the urge to stay cosy indoors is overpowering. This city has much to offer by way of outdoor locations for jogging, and this list compiles some of the very best.
Wrap up in your warmest training gear and hit the streets of London before returning to the Montcalm Royal London City Hotel, one of the top spa hotels in London – perfect for relaxing after your jog.
The River Thames Run
If you’re looking for a quick lunchtime jog, the River Thames run might just be the ticket. At around four miles in length, it circles around some of London’s biggest and most iconic landmarks. Starting at Waterloo, make your way along the South Bank all the way to the Tate Modern, before heading back over the Millennium and Westminster bridges and to the Montcalm Royal London City Hotel for a rewarding dinner and a drink.
The Princess Diana Run
Designed to commemorate Diana, Princess of Wales, this route is marked out by rose brass plates on the pavement, and is a very good way of seeing more of London’s city parks including Kensington Gardens, Green Park, Hyde Park and St James’s Park. With a route length of about 7.2 miles, this is a fitting tribute to a woman who was known to spend a lot of time jogging through these parks herself.
Westminster to Battersea Run
This run can be easily achieved by sticking alongside the Thames Path before looping back to Battersea Park. There’s plenty to see during your run, including the Albert Bridge and the scenery alongside the river. The run is about 6.6 miles in total and can be accomplished in all weathers. Running along this route is like running through history as you’ll see some of London’s most famous and historic structures such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
Regents Park Run
The vastness of Regents Park makes it popular with joggers, so if you feel like joining their ranks, this could be the ideal running route for you. Running tracks are situated alongside around three miles of parkland, and if you feel like a lengthier workout, try adding in Primrose Hill to take in some scenic views along the way.
Victoria Park Run
This run will keep you away from London’s busy streets, making it ideal for a simple, visually stunning jog in the capital. Enjoy the sprawling countryside which makes you almost forget you’re in a city at all. This green escape is perfect for those visiting London from more rural areas of the world. Animal lovers, bird watchers and nature enthusiasts won’t want to miss out on an opportunity to explore the grounds of this popular park. There are fewer places better to enjoy gorgeous views while getting active at the same time.