Scenic London Walking Routes

Footways Walking Map

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The new edition of this beautifully illustrated map by Footways encourages you to actively travel in London, providing you with a great way to get to work or wind down after a long day. Put a spring in your step and follow one of the routes from King’s Cross, either to Waterloo Station or Liverpool Street Station, connecting major places with London’s most appealing, accessible and interesting streets.

Waterloo Bridge, London Scenic Walking Routes, Footways Map 2022

King’s Cross to Waterloo Station

Head west through the centre of London towards Waterloo Station. The route begins by leading you through the beautiful streets and squares of Bloomsbury. Venture along Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury’s oldest high street. A hidden gem full of second-hand bookshops. Be sure to pay a visit to the British Museum and admire it in all its Greek Revival architectural glory.

Pass through the bustling streets of Covent Garden and stop to admire The Ballerina Sculpture that stands outside the Royal Opera House. Make your way across Waterloo Bridge which boasts some of the best views in London. Can you spot them all – St Paul’s, City skyscrapers, the London Eye, the Palace of Westminster and the rebellious architecture of the South Bank?

King’s Cross to Liverpool Street Station

Head east and discover the delights of Clerkenwell and the City. Wander down Exmouth Market, one of the finest pedestrianised streets in London with pretty rows of independent shops, restaurants, coffee shops and pubs.

Pass through St John’s Gate built in 1504, marking the entrance to the precinct of Knights Templar or Hospitaller, one of the few remnants of Clerkenwell’s monastic past. Get lost in the Barbican, a post-war Brutalist icon full of restaurants, bars indoor seating areas, landscaped gardens, theatres, a cinema and art galleries.

Clerkenwell Green, London Scenic Walking Routes, Footways Map 2022
A heron fishing on The Regent's Canal beside Camley St Nature Park

Swiss Cottage to King’s Cross

This walk follows a section of the Regent’s Canal – a man-made landscape, but teaming with wildlife. There are dragonflies and many species of breeding waterfowl in the Regent’s Canal; tawny owls, green woodpeckers, and kestrels in Regent’s Park’s, as well as over 90 species of ducks, geese and swans.

Stroll past the ZSL London Zoo and spot the exotic warthogs, wild dogs and Bactrian camels. Start at Neave Brown’s acclaimed Alexandra Road Estate, pass amazing Arts and Crafts inspired houses and take in the breathtaking views of the City. Pause to explore the Camley Street Natural Park, an oasis among significant new development. At King’s Cross, look out for the Harris hawks, keeping the pigeons at bay.

Find the map here. This walk is part of the London Nature Trails, four walks supported by the Mayor of London that uncover a world of urban nature that you can discover for free.

A perfect day out

All of the walking routes are pedestrian-friendly and safe, and of course scenic – making for a perfect day out with family and friends. The vibrant map also features a ‘Quick Connections’ tool on the back, making it easy for people to incorporate walking into A-to-B journeys.

Allow a secret side of London to be revealed as you discover amazing views and fascinating architecture that can only be truly appreciated on foot.

London Scenic Walking Routes, King's Cross, Footways Map 2022
London Scenic Walking Routes, Footways Map 2022

Where to get your printed map

Pick up a printed map from these Network Rail’s Managed Stations:  London Liverpool Street, Kings Cross, Euston, London Victoria, London Bridge, Charing Cross, Waterloo and Paddington. There will also be maps distributed by sponsors at St Mary le Strand and Central District Alliance, 52 Bedford Way. 

There are 10,000 free maps being given away at these locations, so make sure you don’t miss out and grab your copy quick!

Maps are also on sale for £4.99 online at and selected London book shops including Stanfords and Hatchards. Full list of locations at