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South Kensington to Euston Station - a Ten mile hard walk across central London

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With the weather looking good we decided again to head to London and walk through some historic landmarks. This walk starts at South Kensington Tube station and heads through some of the most famous city sights London has to offer. We first headed North through the museum district passing both the Natural History Museum on the left and the Victoria and Albert Museum on the right even by early morning the crowds were huge. Coming to the Kensington road we done a left with the Royal Albert Hall and on the other side of the road the Albert Memorial, we left and went down to Hyde park gate. This is where you will find the former residence and place of Death of Sir Winston Churchill - there are also more blue plaques of famous former residents on the walls of the houses please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyde_Park_Gate for more info.


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We again retraced our steps and headed past the Albert memorial and into Kensington gardens once the private gardens of Kensington Palace, are one of the Royal Parks of London, lying immediately to the west of Hyde Park . Kensington Palace will soon be in sight and you can visit these for a fee and enjoy some of the gardens before again heading North East towards Lancaster gate Tube and the Italian gardens. We walked alongside the banks of the Serpentine a 40 acre lake that was created in 1730 and through the Holocaust Gardens and leaving at Hyde park corner.
We passed Buckingham Palace and then went down to St James park lake crossing the bridge and walking towards Westminster Abby. Here you will find the old cloisters and also the Deans mews have a good look around here as its a lovely place to visit. Passing the houses of Parliament past number 10 downing street, just as you come to Charring cross keep your eye open for a pub The Lord Moon of the Mall on the right as it serves nice beer. Turning right onto the Strand you will pass the Savoy, then Somerset house finally heading North West towards Euston Station and back to Dollis Hill by tube.
A Great but hard walk you will have crowds of people to get through, but an interesting walk with loads to see, you could spend hours on this one.



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