As the cold weather has finally set in, our thoughts have turned to long winter walks, log fires and steaming cups of hot chocolate. Paul Sabbagh, our wonderful concierge recently shared with us his favourite winter walk in London, and we for one, can’t wait to try it out. Enjoy!
My favourite walk would be Kensington Gardens alongside the round pond towards Hyde Park Corner, the park seems very peaceful as you come off from High Street Kensington, almost like your outside in the countryside somewhere until you have an amazing view of the Royal Albert Hall on your right hand side just to remind you that you are still in central London. As you carry on walking you will come up to the Serpentine Gallery, one of London’s best modern and contemporary art gallery’s. As you cross over West Carriage Drive you will enter into Hyde Park, I would normally take the path called Rotten row formerly known as “The King’s Private Road” The drive is now known as Rotten Row, possibly a corruption of rotteran (to muster). If you’re lucky you will see the Royal Horseguards practicing for ceremony’s in full ceremonial gear. This is a spectacular sight as you can be so close to all the action, sometimes better than the real thing. Then walk alongside the Serpentine, another beautiful sight in the winter as the lake has frozen slightly and make it feel very wintery.
If you are a keen walker and this sounds like something you would enjoy, try it out and post your pictures and comments on our facebook page, we would love to hear them!