This walk takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the usual Westminster tourist haunts, into uncrowded, little known gardens, yards and squares. There’s lots of history – huge centuries old mansions overlooking Green Park, the best street of beautiful Queen Anne houses in London, a secret service building, a famous hall connected to the world’s greatest Victorian philanthropist, a Suffragette memorial and a statue, a famous school, the venue of the first regulated football match, TE Lawrence’s pad, the Houses of Parliament, a memorial to the end of slavery, and the square where the father of investigative journalism lived. And once you’ve seen all that, we take you over pretty Lambeth Bridge to finish at the Garden Museum. This is a hidden gem. As well as being great for gardening enthusiasts, it’s also good for art and food. Some of the greatest botanical artists in the world have beautiful work on show here, and the museum restaurant is one of the best in London. And there’s even a very famous seafaring man’s tomb in the garden! We can finish at the museum or if you wish to carry on walking, we can also see a surprisingly green part of Lambeth with lots of nods to local history along the way, plus the spectacular new memorial to the great Crimean nurse, Mary Seacole.
Start Green Park underground station
Finish Garden Museum or Mary Seacole memorial or Westminster underground station