This walking route starts in London´s famous Oxford Street and takes us to discover Hyde Park and Kensington Garden´s secrets before seeing some of London´s most famous museums as well as Harrods.
We will go past the Royal Albert Hall and then continue to South Kensington, where some of London’s most important museums can be found. We will then continue walking towards Harrods, the famous department stores.
Route from Hyde Park to Knightsbridge and Chelsea
The approximate distance of this walking route is 5.5 miles.
The estimated time for this walking route really depends on how long you want to spend exploring Hyde Park of Kensington Gardens, Harrods and the museums… Some of you may want to see the whole Natural History Museum and may not be too fussed about exploring every level of Harrods, whereas other people would much rather spend more time in Harrods!
So having this in mind, it’s quite hard to estimate how long it will take you, but I would probably say that you could spend a whole day with this walking route. Especially if you intend to visit one of the museums (even though you probably need a whole day to see the entire Natural History Museum to be honest). If it’s a nice day you can explore more of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, or you can spend a bit of time in the museums, or you’d rather you would probably have time to visit one of London’s famous markets instead of walking towards Duke of York Square.
Along this route there are several attractions as well as the museums.
- Kensington Palace (free entry with London Pass)
- Royal Albert Hall (free entry with London Pass)
- Natural History Museum (free entry)
- Science Museum (free entry)
- Victoria and Albert Museum (free entry)
- Harrods (free entry)
- We start our walking route at Lancaster Gate (Underground Station: Lancaster Gate). From here we enter Kensington Gardens, and we make our way towards the Statue of Peter Pan.
- We continue our route towards Kensington Palace.
- We continue our route towards the Serpentine Gallery and eventually reach the Albert Memorial.
- Opposite the Albert Memorial we’ll see the famous Royal Albert Hall.
- From here, it’s only a short walk to some of London’s most important museums: The Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum are all here. The three museums are free to enter, and I would say that you won’t probably have time to see the three of them – the Natural History Museum on its own could take you a whole day! But I’d definitely recommend that you step at least inside the Natural History Museum, as you won’t be disappointed.
- Afterwards we will continue our route towards the area of Knightsbridge, and walking past (or going in!) the famous department stores Harrods.
- From Harrods we can continue our walk towards Knightsbridge, but if you have time and you’re feet are not too upset by this point, I’d recommend that you walk to Sloane Square and Duke of York Square, and explore this lovely area of Chelsea full of shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants, as well as the Saatchi Gallery (free entry) or you could continue walking towards Hyde Park corner.