Steps in the City
Ten free themed days out in London to earn your 10,000 steps and help get you active.
Studies show that by increasing our daily steps up to 10,000 a day we can reduce mortality by 46%1. By walking more we can almost halve our death rate.
In response to this, Buyagift.co.uk has created a selection of great days out in London that guide you around themed routes of must see landmarks and many lesser-known hidden gems. The best part being that all the routes will take you past the magic mark of 10,000 steps, a huge boost to your activity goals.
What could be better than a workout, without even realising?
For anyone on a budget, all of the routes we created in this guide are free; with paid options highlighted for those who would like to add a little extra.
Each themed day out offers useful and factual information about points of interest along the route, just click on the individual map pins.
Use your mobile to follow the directions and each route can be opened within Google Maps so that you keep on track.
Walking is officially the new fitness craze2 so get your steps on!
All images are subject to copyright by Shelli Walsh.
Image of Peter Pan statue and Flower Troughs, by kind permission of the Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Tower of London Ravens: Jim Bowen, Mike Hales
Kensington Roof Garden Flamingos: Dilettantiquity, Bobby Giggz
No information on this website shall be construed as professional advice and information is offered for information purposes only. Anyone undertaking one of the routes should be fit and well using suitable footwear/clothing. We cannot be held responsible for any information on other websites or external links. All opening times and admission prices offered are for guidance only and are subject to change by the supplier, please check before you visit.
The latest version of the Google Maps App may be required to display maps correctly on your mobile phone.
3All distances shown are estimated guides only.
4Step counts are based upon an average person’s height (taken from the ONS) with a calculated stride length as follows:
Male (average height 175.3m) Height (cm) x 0.415 = Stride length 72.7cm
Female (average height 161.6cm) Height (cm) x 0.413 = Stride length 66.7cm
5The time to walk routes is calculated on an average walking pace of 5km per hour, the time represents walking the distance only and not any break times or entering buildings.