SW London by the river is what I'd advise, if your budget's up to it. Long runs along the river going west for a more rural feel or east for full-on city sights, plus nice parks (Richmond obv, Wimbledon Common) and it's the safest place in the capital so you can appreciate the views rather than looking around for potential muggers.
Living near the river in London is just fantastic - and I used to live in both Bristol and Bath and love them both, but think SW London comes very close!
Thank you so much Weeble. I shall read that now. I assume it's healed enough as it hasn't hurt for ages - since Christmas I think - but haven't walked anywhere for an hour. Maybe that would be a good place to start.
Thnaks v much for all the advice - I really appreciate it.
Last year I was diagnosed via MRI with a stress fracture in my shin. The specialist I saw told me to rest until all pain had gone for at least three weeks and then get in touch with him and he would advise me on how best to get back to running.
He said when you walk you put your body's weight on each foot, but when you run you put eight times your body's weight on each foot, so said I would have to build back up gradually.
I emailed him to ask for the advice and basically he has gone awol. I am chasing him, but in the meantime I thought RW might help as everyone here is so knowledgeable!
How should I start? Apart from slowly, obviously! Does anyone have any suggestions on how to start again - ie what would be too much? Don't want to do too much too soon - that's how I got the damn fracture in the first place.