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Discover the capital’s hidden gems: London walks at Build

Story added 17th May 2017

London walks at Build

With a number of great London walks for you to enjoy, Build is doing its part to help Londoners enjoy the physical and mental wellbeing benefits that arise from a mood-enhancing walk through the capital, absorbing the history and culture of a city with nearly 2,000 years of stories to tell.

A good walk can have a profound effect on both the mind and the body. Walking around London will allow you to uncover the capital's many hidden gems and gain an understanding of the historical landmarks dotted around the city. Avoiding the tube and walking around London is also a great way to map out the city's streets in your mind and avoid common travel mistakes that can cost you time and money. For instance, did you know the walk between Bank and Mansion House tube station is less than 200m - yet if you were to make that journey via the tube, it would take you over 20 minutes!

Build is showcasing the best that London has to offer with stimulating walks exploring London’s historic, cultural and geographical influences.

So, what are the benefits of donning your best walking shoes and exploring the busy streets and open spaces of the capital?

Age UK have looked into the associated health benefits of walking and believe the regular exercise provided by a long walk can help improve your mood and enhance mental wellbeing. Walking can also be a great social activity, helping to tackle feelings of isolation or loneliness, something that has been shown to affect an increasing amount of people in the UK. Our group walks provide an ideal opportunity to meet likeminded people with shared interests, depending on the subject matter of the walk you choose. Walking For Health also suggest lengthy walks can help you sleep better, raise low self-esteem and improve cognitive function, amongst several benefits. All the more reason, therefore, to start discovering the fascinating stories awaiting you on the streets of the capital.

So whether you’re interested in the intricacies of medieval London, want to explore some of its lesser-known landmarks, or just want a stimulating way to keep fit and meet fellow Londoners, why not take a look at our latest London walks.

London walks and history courses at Build

Build run a number of London walks throughout the year.

Discover London’s many secrets on one of Build's history courses.

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