Section One begins in a stately fashion, leaving Buckingham Palace for a walk or ride through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens incorporating the gracious aspects of Apsley House, the Wellington Arch, the Serpentine Gallery and the Royal Albert Hall. You will pass grand old hotels, well-polished embassies and imposing mansions: a sampling of Society London, where elegant Georgian architecture and magical cobbled mews are always de rigueur. Then the high-speed city slows to the sleepy pace of the canal; modern buildings tower above traditional, painted barges and floating cafés sit alongside elegant restaurants.
3.5 miles ( 5.5 km)
Buckingham Palace (TQ 291797) - Glass slab unveiled by Her Majesty the Queen
Little Venice (TQ261818)
East to West
Level walking on pavements and paths.
The Jubilee Greenway has been waymarked with distinctive recycled glass pavement slabs at regular intervals - the crown points in the direction of travel
Refreshments available along the route. Toilets in Hyde Park, Little Venice and Rembrandt Gardens in Warwick Avenue.
Start of section: St James’s Park, Green Park, Hyde Park Corner
Along the route: Queensway and Paddington
End of section: Warwick Avenue
There are buses all along the way.
For more information on public transport please see Transport for London's Journey Planner.
The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk
Grand Union Canal Walk
People planning to cycle the route might also like to order a free cycling map from TfL to take out – as in places the walking route and cycling route are different.
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