Best Places To Live In London For Runners

On the hunt for a house in the Big Smoke & I want to make sure I've got good places to run around!

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31/07/2013 at 11:40

I live and run in Ealing which has four large parks, is surrounded by miles and miles of canal paths, is 3 miles from the Thames footpath and 5 miles from Richmond Park. I never get bored finding new routes although I do have to get back home before the curfew siren is sounded.

31/07/2013 at 17:18

is that a flat area? 

I live in Enfield N21, so if I leave the house and head east it's all flat, if I head west it's all hilly/undulating. Best of both worlds- but still has poor air quality at times. 

31/07/2013 at 20:41
Flob wrote (see)

Stay in the suburbs or just outside if you want to be able to breath while running. London is horrid when busy- so unless you slways run between 3 and 4 a.m it isn't great. 

Or stay in town for the buzz and proximity to work and jump on a train for 20 mins thst'll tske you to the air quality that you will crave!

or if you want similar effects to altitude training, run in town lol

I run through central London at least a couple of times a week. Don't tend to notice the air quality but hate to think what it's doing to my lungs. 


To the OP. I live in shepherds bush. Isn't great for running and I end up doing most my runs along roads. I can get to nicer runs if I go about 1 1/2 miles north south or east  but have to do that first bit along roads.

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