The London City Views Ring Walk

London has arisen in the Thames Delta, in the middle of a marshland barely 5 to 10 meters above sea level.

One needn’t go far to observe that geography beautifully and clearly in the cityscape: from Parliament Hill at Hampstead Heath or the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park, one overlooks the Thames Valley, the whole city is there at your feet. But the – in some places quite steep – valley walls, and the surrounding hills, offer more wide panoramas of the city and its suburbs in Surrey, Essex and Hertfordshire.

We connect all this sometimes surprising, always impressive views on the city through a 167 km hiking trail. The London City Views Ring Walk , similar to the Capital Ring Walk, leads through large greens and commons, over hill tops and forgotten viaducts, by ancient villages in the city. Behind every corner is a new discovery, and all points on the trail are easily reached by subway, overground or bus. An ideal way to get to know this fascinating city!


The London City Views Ring Walk consists of 16 sections of about 10 km. The easiest place is to start in Harrow-on-the-Hill, accessible via the Metropolitan Line.

  1. Harrow-on-the-Hill station to West-Hendon (11,0 km)
  2. West-Hendon to Golders Green (7,1 km)
  3. Golders Green to Highgate station (10,7 km)
  4. Highgate station to Stoke Newington (13,4 km)
  5. Stoke Newington to Stratford International (7,5 km)
  6. Stratford International to Beckton (11,3 km)
  7. Beckton to Woolwich (8,2 km)
  8. Woolwich to Charlton (10,1 km)
  9. Charlton to Lewisham (8,9 km)
  10. Lewisham to Nunhead station (9,7 km)
  11. Nunhead station to Crystal Palace (11,9 km)
  12. Crystal Palace to Streatham (12,4 km)
  13. Streatham to Wimbledon (10,6 km)
  14. Wimbledon to Richmond (12,6 km)
  15. Richmond to Ealing (10,2 km)
  16. Ealing to Harrow-on-the-Hill, St-Mary’s Church (11,5 km)

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