London walks: Hammersmith to St Pancras

Making the most of a glorious sunny day, we got off the tube at Hammersmith and started walking towards the river with no fixed plans in mind. A few hours later we had arrived at St Pancras Station, feet aching but having seen a wonderful cross-section of London life across many of its different neighbourhoods.

The 12 photos in this post give a little taste of what anyone can find if they allow themselves to get lost in London’s endless sprawl.
(All are taken on Saturday 19th March 2011)

Harrods Depository, built in 1894 and once the store room of the world famous store - now a complex of luxury flats

Harrods Depository, built in 1894 and once the store room of the world famous store - now a complex of luxury flats

Craven Cottage, home of Fulham FC and the only house inside a professional football ground (I think)

Craven Cottage, home of Fulham FC and the only house inside a professional football ground (I think)

Book displays on the famous King's Road, Chelsea

Book displays on the famous King's Road, Chelsea

World's End shop, Chelsea

World's End shop, Chelsea

The world famous home of the Metropolitan Police Service

The world famous home of the Metropolitan Police Service

St James's Park with its famous pelicans, a gift from the Russian ambassador in 1684 (not the same ones of course)

St James's Park with its famous pelicans, a gift from the Russian ambassador in 1684 (not the same ones of course)

Memorial to the victims of the Bali bombing, outside Horseguard's Parade

Memorial to the victims of the Bali bombing, outside Horseguard's Parade

Protest outside Downing Street - Pakistani Christians against the blasphemy law

Protest outside Downing Street - Pakistani Christians against the blasphemy law

The famous Olympic clock in Trafalgar Square - already a prime photo stop

The famous Olympic clock in Trafalgar Square - already a prime photo stop

Gordon Square in Bloomsbury - one of many green spaces in this part of the city

Gordon Square in Bloomsbury - one of many green spaces in this part of the city

An attractive home in Flaxman Terrace, very close to Euston station

An attractive home in Flaxman Terrace, very close to Euston station

Even St Pancras station has caught the Olympic bug

Even St Pancras station has caught the Olympic bug

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7 Responses to “London walks: Hammersmith to St Pancras”

  1. Hi Andy,
    I loved your walk and felt that I took the walk myself.
    Thanks.

    March 20, 2011 at 1:34 pm
  2. The Kings Road shop is Vivian Westwoods original emporium

    March 20, 2011 at 2:57 pm
  3. Since I’ve moved recently to UK, I visited St Pancras for the first time a month back. Somehow, I thought of the Olympic rings as a permanent fixture – maybe a part of the station’s grandeur! It didn’t strike my mind that it’s there because of the 2012 Olympics! I guess I haven’t caught the Olympic fever yet! ๐Ÿ™‚ Not for too long I suppose..

    March 20, 2011 at 9:59 pm
  4. Lynne Gray #

    This is a great post Andy ~ so much to see in our capital city! Thanks for sharing your walk ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 21, 2011 at 8:02 am
  5. Andy, you are my kind of walker. I have done many similar long walks in London so happy to read there are others like me ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 21, 2011 at 4:47 pm
  6. Andy,
    Aston Villa is the only football ground with a castle in it – not sure if it’s lived in or not? But thought I’d mention it (re: the only house within a football ground – Chelsea FC).

    March 26, 2011 at 10:10 am
  7. Thanks for all the lovely comments. Karen, didn’t know about the Villa castle – wouldn’t have thought anyone would live in it now, would be a bit noisy!

    March 26, 2011 at 6:13 pm