Princess Diana Memorial Walk

Princess Diana Memorial Walk

Central London

Route: The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk

Area: Central London

Date of walk: 7th November 2016

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 8.1 miles

Weather: Light cloud with sunny spells

Londoners are lucky to have no less than eight Royal Parks on their doorsteps, with 5,000 acres of ancient parkland enabling them to escape from the hustle and bustle of city living

The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk, opened in June 2000, visits four of those parks – St James’s Park, Green Park, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

Navigation is a simple affair thanks to 90 attractive metal plaques set in the ground which direct walkers along the route

As it’s a circular walk, the start can be anywhere and for us it was convenient to start from Green Park tube station, just a few yards away from the route. We first made our way to St James’s Park, home to a large variety of waterfowl including the famous resident pelicans, and then we returned via Green Park to walk through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens – all four parks had plenty of interest and it was a superb walk

Along the way we passed by the Royal Albert Hall. We’d be back there that evening and the purpose of that visit is revealed in the final photo…

Click on the icon below for the route map (subscribers to OS Maps can view detailed maps of the route, visualise it in aerial 3D, and download the GPX file. Non-subscribers will see a base map)

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