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Parks and nature in Greater London

Top parks

Park
“The Regent’s Park combines large open spaces with tree-lined pathways, formal gardens, and four children’s playgrounds. It has excellent sports facilities, and contains central London’s largest outdoor sports area. The home to the famous winter wonderland.”
  • 747 locals recommend
Park
“If you're in need of some green space and fresh air, head towards Regent's Park and enjoy the stunning rose garden, wildlife and even the fantastic summertime Open Air Theatre.”
  • 516 locals recommend
Park
“Victoria Park is one of London's most important historic parks. It's a beautiful place to spend some time - you can walk or cycle the circumference, stopping for a coffee and cake at the lovely Pavilion cafe, with a view of the lake, or at the Royal Inn on the Park for something stronger. You can take pedalos out on the lake in summer, and during those months there are often fairs or big concerts taking place in the park. Even in winter it's lovely for a stroll, and on a Sunday it hosts a great food market where you can easily spend a few hours (and plenty of cash!).”
  • 695 locals recommend
Park
“Hampstead Heath is a large, ancient London heath, covering 320 hectares. This grassy public space sits astride a sandy ridge, one of the highest points in London, running from Hampstead to Highgate, which rests on a band of London Clay. In summer the outside pool is open. Every Saturday a Farmer's market is available from 10 am to 2 pm. ”
  • 638 locals recommend
Lake
“Battersea Park is a 200-acre green space, considered one of the capitals most interesting parks. It has a riverside promenade, a large lake, many notable trees and ecological areas, children's play areas and zoo, a bandstand, the Pump House gallery, ceremony venue and all-weather outdoor sporting facilities including tennis courts, a running track and football pitches. It is the site of the London Peace Pagoda and has designated Local Nature Reserve, with variety of woodland bird species including blackcap and bullfinch. There are 20 species of butterfly and several of stag beetle including hoverfly. It's so full of variety it's impossible not to stumble upon something new each time you visit - good for walks, nice scenery and fresh air.”
  • 335 locals recommend
Rock Climbing Spot
“Loads to see here including Westfield for shopping. Only 10 mins on the train from Hackney Central station”
  • 347 locals recommend
Park
“I never tire of this park and visit it every few days when in London. It is a favourite with joggers, has a great children’s playground and provides access to many great sites and views including the Royal Naval Museum and the Freddie Offer Wing. There is a good cafe in the museum. There is a great Rose Garden, a deer park and the Rangers House sits to one side and is worth a visit. ”
  • 320 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful Park , historic Holland House and it's own peacoks running around. Don't forget to visit Kyoto Gardens inside.”
  • 283 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Park
“Go for a jog or read a book on a bench on a sunny afternoon. Highbury Fields is Islington's largest park (and Four Weddings and a Funeral was filmed here as well!”
  • 100 locals recommend
Park
“Bishops Park is a park in Fulham, West London. The park was opened by the London County Council in 1893, on land given by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. It is listed Grade II on the register of parks and gardens of special historic interest maintained by English Heritage”
  • 81 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“A breathtaking view of the city of London, a park where it is perfect to walk, well a large bar to eat or have a drink, there are public services and many banks to sit and contemplate the views. Prefect to go as a family. 100% recommended.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Playground
“Local park, great for a walk it has a couple of children's playgrounds, a coffee shop (Skylark Cafe) and tennis courts.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Playground
“Amazing playground in Hyde Park. It's free of charge, but there is often a queue to get in during school holidays, but the wait usually isn't long. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Park
“If you have a little one, this is the place to run around and have some fun!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Park
“A quiet local park, away from the cars and noise. Perfect for families or groups. Contains tennis courts, climbing frames, gravel pitches, and several gardens to explore.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park with a lake, bike tracks and a coffee shop. Bikes are available for hire. Outdoor cinema in the summer.”
  • 24 locals recommend

Beaches

Trails

Cemetery
“Cemetery converted into a nature reserve. Go for a walk in here to escape from the hustle of city life.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Cemetery
“This park is one of a kind. It's actually a Victorian cemetery, but don't let that turn you off. It's so worth visiting. Unlike anything you've ever seen. And guess what, I happened to recognize it in Amy Winehouse's video for "Back to Black"... how's that for local lore? Make sure to make it to the abandoned chapel in the middle! And then watch the video just for fun.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Forest
“This is a great wood connecting Sydenham with Dulwich, where you can continue your run if you like. If not, make sure you have waterproof shoes on as the paths can stay muddy after rainy days (Distance: 2.4km uphill and a great downhill on your way back)”
  • 18 locals recommend
Forest
“This is a beautiful place to go for a walk in the woods. Dulwich Wood, together with the adjacent Sydenham Hill Wood, is the largest extant part of the ancient Great North Wood in the London Borough of Southwark. Easy to get to the entrance to the wood (bottom of Cox's Walk) on buses 176 and 185 from Champion Hill bus stop heading South (15mins by bus). Or it's a 20-25minute walk to the entrance of the wood from the flat, via Dulwich Park.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Trail
“BEST Quiet walk on an old railway line turned Park that leads up to Highgate Village and other Parks.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Trail
“Our favourite Asian fusion restaurant and take away. Always fresh, excellent quality and friendly team that will look after you time after time. Consistent and delicious! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Trail
“Great for a jog, or a family walk to see some of the area's famous street art. Plenty of bars and cafes along the way to keep you going!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Trail
“Picturesque walks or cycle rides along the Thames just a stone’s throw from the flat. ”
  • 3 locals recommend