London, UK

Highlights of West London

Egerton Crescent in Kensington which has become the most sought after area in London. Picture David Parker 27/12/12 Reporter Eleanor Harding

This is a ~14 mile tour of some of London’s highlights. Run it, walk it, do it in segments. You’ll run past palaces, the UK’s most expensive street, iconic theatres and department stores, and then be treated to the riverside vistas of Chelsea and Fulham as you make your way back to Big Ben. Note: these can be busy, crowded streets.

From Westminster Palace head west through St James’ Park, past Buckingham Palace and on to Hyde Park Corner. Follow Knightsbridge further west and then veer left onto Brompton Road where you’ll pass the shopping destination of Harrods. At the Victoria & Albert Museum turn right to follow Exhibition Road up to Kensington Gardens, passing the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Imperial College on the way. Take in the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial on your way to Kensington Palace and then exit the park on to Kensington High Street (be sure to cast your eyes to your right to see the UK’s most expensive street, Kensington Palace Gardens — or even take a detour up and down this leafy, exclusive street).

Contributed by Hayden Shearman, A Runners Guide to London


  • 14 miles, RT
  • Westminster Palace/Big Ben