I like to walk, and run; long distance not the mundane boring short ones that could be completed in less than an hour (okay, I'm bragging). I like the pain it incurs and the euphoria it provides when completed, especially when I break rusty personal records.
Today, I did a circular walk with occasional run in Central London; a route I have been eyeing, for quite sometime now. This is the inner ring you will see on google map as seen on the photo above.
Start: Great Portland Street Station, Marylebone Rd to Edgware Road Station, Edgware Rd to Marble Arch, Hyde Park to Hyde Park Corner Tube Station, Grosvenor PI (A302) to Victoria St Little Ben Clock, Vauxhall Bridge Road to Vauxhall Bridge, Vauxhall Overground, Kennington Ln to Newington Butts, Elephant & Castle Station, A201 to New Kent Rd to Tower Bridge Rd, Tower Bridge, A1210 to Aldgate East Tube Station, Commercial St, Great Eastern St, City St (A501), Pentonville Rd, Kingscross St Pancras Station, End: Great Portland Street Station.
The ultimate goal of this walk is to get to know the streets in Central London (moved here 8 months ago), and boy, was I in for a treat. My strategy was simple, easy walk on interesting streets, snap photos on aesthetic and fantastic landmarks, run like a gazelle on boring streets (lol) and take note on likeable streets for future visits.
Areas of Interest
Edgware Road vibe is Middle Eastern, Indian, Lebanese and Turkish. There is one Turkish restaurant I want to try out, unfortunately, I forgot the establishment's name. Shame.
I've been missing out on what the Old Spitalfields Market has to offer. I should go check it out next month.
The Tower Bridge Rd is the kind of block I would want to live in. It has all the amenities I want to have access without travelling far, like, barbershops, coop, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants.
Excellent walk/run, like a mini Half-Marathon. Put on your headset to down vehicular noise. I played the Energetic Run 160-165BPM playlist on Spotify.
The stop lights and pedestrian traffic are momentum killer. Have patience.
Snap a photo of interesting places you are keen to visit like pubs or restaurants.
This route is best on summer - like early morning or late evening, to minimise interruptions (see takeaway 2).
Downhill from City Rd to Pentonville Rd; uphill on Euston Rd.
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