Hundreds of thousands of people travel into London everyday, the majority being commuters. They know exactly where to stand on the platform when waiting for the tube and know which stops the majority of people get on and off at. The London Underground is so efficient but I do often ask myself,
“what is above ground at the station I change lines at everyday?”
So one day when a friend and I had no plans, we walked ABOVE GROUND through various London boroughs. We kept walking aimlessly at a leisurely pace and by the time we knew it, we had been walking around the busy city for five hours!
We started in Waterloo and walked to The Strand to have breakfast at Paul. A delicious pistachio croissant and cappuccino to start off the day!
We then walked past Somerset House and towards The London Eye, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament.
We then found ourselves strolling through St. James’ Park heading towards Buckingham Palace and Green Park.
We then walked towards Hyde Park and Mayfair, coming around again to Buckingham Palace to walk towards Victoria. We ended up in the royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea where we stopped off for a late lunch at The Orange on Pimlico Road. By this time we were exhausted (and hungry!). Loved this restaurant! Delicious wood fired pizzas and friendly staff.
Even though we were so exhausted, we had such an enjoyable day. You should try it out too! Walk aimlessly anywhere without needing to follow a map or having to worry about what time it is.