In 2012, a new walking and cycling route was launched in London to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and London 2012 Olympics. Covering 60km (one for each year of the Queen’s reign) and encapsulating all the major Games sites, the circuit is divided into 10 sections.
Section 1 (6km) is the closest to Hertford Street and is extremely scenic. Starting at Buckingham Palace, follow the official Jubilee Greenway discs in the pavement which will take you through southern Hyde Park (passing the beautiful Serpentine lake), Kensington Gardens and Leinster Gardens to Little Venice on Regent’s Canal. As well as getting the opportunity to enjoy green London, you will also see many structures of historical and architectural importance along the way. We highly recommend you download Transport for London’s map and guide to ensure you don’t miss anything.
To make your way back to Hertford Street, you may like to take a different (and shorter) walk past Marble Arch which will lead you through the eastern section of Hyde Park.
If you’re in need of warmth and sustenance on your return, we can highly recommend a cosy meal at one of the historic pubs in Shepherd Market before getting a well-earned rest in your apartment.