London is a great place to run. While most London runs tend to circulate around the Thames between Chelsea and Tower bridges, head west for a more peaceful run. West of Chelsea Bridge, one can run the length of Battersea Park, head further towards Wandsworth and Putney, push forth to Hammersmith Bridge and on to Chiswick Bridge and Kew, finally pulling into Richmond. Instead of buildings and traffic, this route takes you past a few residential towers, but also through parks inhabited by squirrels and parakeets, dirt paths cutting through the greenery and beautiful bridges including an old rail bridge near Mortlake. From Richmond, consider taking the Tube back, unless one wants to complete a marathon.
Everything is about balance, so finish off not with a salad or muesli but a good old-fashioned fry-up (English breakfast). Breakfast at The Wolesley comes to mind — Bryan Goh, investment banker, Singapore