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The London Parks Gardens Trust is one of the city's unsung heroes and this walk unveils magical green spaces hidden in the Square Mile.It starts and finishes at St Paul's Tube station and circles the northern part of the City of London, focusing on its many tiny, charming gardens. These includeSt Mary Aldermanbury, now with a peaceful lawn in its nave, theBarbican Estate Lakeside Gardens do go into St Giles Cripplegate, a piece of English Perpendicular in Seventies Brutalist surroundings andDavid Hicks's 1995 knot gardenby Salters' Hall. It also goes throughPostman's Park once used by St Martin's Le Grand posties for their lunch breaks, but famous for its GF Watts memorial to Londoners who have given their lives for others. There are dozens of ceramic plaques from the 1880s up to 2007.Inspired by the historical novels of Georgette Heyer, Sue Attwood went in search of Regency London for Telegraph Travel on a walk through Mayfair. Starting opposite The Athenaeum Club on Waterloo Place, she explores spots includingSt James's Square(where Deborah Grantham's aunt had her gaming parlour in Faro's Daughter);Berry Bros Rudd(a wine merchant with huge coffee scales on which Beau Brummell, Byron, boxer Tom Cribb and others were weighed); tinyPickering Place(number 5 appears in Regency Buck as a gaming hell);Truefitt Hill(where they've been selling cut throat razors and pomade since 1805); andWhite's, the gentlemen's club.Follow this link for the full route.Secret London: 14 odd attractions you never knew were thereIntellectual London,Holborn and Kings CrossThis walk starts and finishes at King's College, Chancery Lane, and explores London's intellectual heartland (though the city didn't have a university until 1824). You pass the Foundling Museum for abandoned children at Coram's Fields, the British Library and Museum and the cultured jumble of the John Soane Museum on Lincoln's Inn Fields. There are constant reminders of Dickens, the law and the Bloomsbury Group, handsome houses with elegant wrought iron detailing and pretty fanlights, and brilliant places to stop and eat. Directions are good but the explanations are fairly scanty, so do your own research first or buy a Jubilee Walkway book. Download the walk from TFL's website.The Thames PathExtending from the Thames Barrier to the river's source in the Cotswolds, The Thames Path would take some time knock off bvlgari serpenti ring to conquer in its entireity, but there are plenty of manageable sections.AT A GLANCE Walk London's bulgari jewelry replica seven capital routesThese were mean Southwark streets when Dickens was young and the route includes many views he would have known, from the Thames copy bvlgari b zero1 black ceramic ring to Guy's Hospital and from Lant Street to the White Hart Inn, both of which appear in The Pickwick Papers. It takes in the site of the "dog and pot" sign he used to pass daily on his way to the blacking factory at Hungerford Stairs and the Horsemonger Lane Gaol, where he watched Maria Manning hang in 1849, and also the St George's Circus obelisk (still there) that features in David Copperfield.Samuel Pepys's London,The CityA DIY linear walk using your London A Z. Start at Seething Lane, where Pepys lived and is now buried (in St Olave's church), walk south to the Tower of London, where he watched the Fire of London in 1666, then west to Pudding Lane, near the Monument, where the fire started. Continue past St Paul's to Fleet St; a plaque in Salisbury Court marks the place of his birth in 1633; further along, St Dunstan's in the West is where, in 1667, the libidinous diarist tried to grope a "pretty, modest maid" during a sermon. Essential reading: The Diary of Samuel Pepys and Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self by Claire Tomalin.Monks and meadows,Lee ValleyThe Lee (or Lea) Valley got a facelift before the London 2012 Olympics and this walk looks at its inspiring makeover. It starts at Waltham Abbey Gardens don't miss the abbey, which is Saxon and Norman with a stunning nave and Lady Chapel and the grave of King Harold (of arrow fame) in the grounds and Cornmill Meadows, a great favourite with birders. Mills, meadows and marshes are the order of the day and if you walk in the early morning or late evening, knock off bvlgari men ring the wildlife spotting is excellent.Secret London: 16 more odd sights you never knew were there"People tend to think there's next to nothing left of Shakespeare in the capital," Nigel Richardson wrote, back in 2011. "But the 'mystic bumpkin with a Warwickshire accent' lives on in tantalising remnants." Such remnants can be found atSt Olave's churchon Silver Street, the street where the Bard lived; andthe Shakespeare memorialin the old graveyard of St Mary Aldermanbury.Follow this link to find out more.The Mile of Style, around Regent StreetThis walk starts nearCarlton House Terrace appropriately, because this was once home to the Prince Regent, who commissioned the architect John Nash to build Regent Street and it ends by Nash's memorial bust at All Souls Langham Place. Little of Nash's Regent Street survives due to an Edwardian rebuild, but look out forthe only Nazi memorial in London(to a dog), theDuke of Wellington's mounting block, the dazzlingCriterion Theatreand restaurant (haunt of HG Wells and his set) andmosaics on the Apple Store. Also, the Edwardian rebuild of Regent Street added fabulous bronze window frames.Other architectural walks, reproduced on the Telegraph Travel website, includeone around Greenwich; onearound the Square Mile; and another along theSouth Bank.

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