3) Limehouse Loop.
Not every run needs to have dramatic scenery. It’s often our day to day routes that ground us, what others may find boring to us provides our space to breathe. This loop is undoubtedly one of the most well-trodden in London but it has a special place for me as for a couple of years of my life this was my daily meditation. At the time I lived in a flat overlooking Regents Canal in Mile End and as I was coming to terms with some big and challenging personal life changes - I ran A LOT of miles, and this route became like an old friend from easy runs to hard sessions.
Description: Starting at Victoria Park, or really wherever you want to on this loop keep taking right turns and eventually you find your way home after about 10k. I would often extend this loop, particularly at night, and run down to the lights of Tower Bridge or over to Greenwich and back - it’s easy to forget the amazing sights on your doorstep.
Surface: Tarmac and compacted gravel
Start point: Victoria Park
Distance: 6.3 miles