Best Parks in London

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Victoria Park is one of London’s most important historic parks and its oldest public park, visited by millions of Londoners for nearly 170 years as a place of healthy recreation, sports, play and r... read more

Victoria Park is one of London’s most important historic parks and its oldest public park, visited by millions of Londoners for nearly 170 years as a place of healthy recreation, sports, play and r... read more

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London’s Highest Public Garden. The Sky Garden is 155 metres above the City of London offering 230 degree birds eye views of the Tower of London, down the Thames, across the river to The Shard, an... read more

By the Thames, posh Sky Garden offers views across the capital. Darwin brasserie on floor 36 offers an all day British cuisine. Fenchurch restaurant offers British contemporary cuisine. Sky Pod bar... read more

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A huge park, administered by the Royal Parks. The largest of London's royal parks, the largest enclosed space in London, and a site of special scientific interest. It is home to herds of red and fa... read more

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Like Regent's Park, this area was once part of a great chase, appropriated by Henry VIII. Primrose Hill, with its clear rounded skyline, was purchased from Eton College in 1841 to extend the parkla... read more

Primrose Hill is a hill of 213 feet (65 m) located on the northern side of Regent's Park in London, and also the name given to the surrounding district. The hill summit has a clear view of central ... read more

Primrose Hill is regarded as one of the most beautiful viewpoints in North London. Not just because of it's almost 360° degree viewpoint over the city of because of the scale of panorama it offers,... read more

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The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, is just a short bus ride away. A Unesco World Heritage site, it boasts the worlds largest collection of living plants which you can explore during a walk around 3... read more

Better known as Kew Gardens, this botanical research centre and World Heritage Site contains plants from across the globe, with Victorian tropical greenhouses and a Chinese pagoda. The Xstrata Tree... read more

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One of London’s finest green spaces - the largest park with 22.5 hectares of gardens, children’s play facilities, sports areas including facilities for tennis, football, golf practice nets, cricket... read more

Famous for its peacocks and Japanese Kyoto Garden. Holland Park is my favourite London park because of its unique character, wildlife and different settings. From the Koi Carp in the Kyoto garden t... read more

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's ’s largest park with 22.5 hectares of gardens, children’s play facilities, sports areas, a cafeteria and large areas of woodland abundant with wildlife... read more

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When the sun peeps out, you won't catch locals diving into their hatchbacks and racing to the coast. Stroll down Church Street towards Green Lanes and you'll see them sprawled in Clissold Park, wit... read more

One of my favourite parks, right at the end of Stoke Newington Church street. There's a lake as well as a canal that runs through it and there are lot's of spaces for kids as well: a paddling pool,... read more

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Beautiful Battersea Park (only central London park with river promenade) is a 6 min walk along the scenic Thames River Path. Home to a children's zoo, boating lake, ducks, children's adventure play... read more

A massive park situated on the south bank of the River Thames opposite Chelsea. You can have a great view of the Chelsea Bridge and Albert Bridge when you get to the river side. The park also has a... read more

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Brockwell Park is a large, historic park located between Brixton, Dulwich and Herne Hill. As well as ornamental ponds, formal flower beds, a walled 'Old English' herbaceous flower garden and a char... read more

Brockwell Park is south of Brixton and commands views of the skyline of the city and Central London. At the top of the hill within the park stands Brockwell Hall. Pop singer Adele told the Sun tha... read more

Our favourite park in London and also Adele's! (She grew up in the area). Views of the city from the top of the hill, a walled garden filled with roses and exotic plants alike, tennis courts, BMX t... read more

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Facilities include six all-weather tennis courts, a pitch and putt course, a pétanque pitch, an ornamental garden a children's playground with paddling pool, a small zoo and a café.

Beautiful local park with huge green spaces, amazing playgrounds for babies up to older children, swimming pool, small petting zoo, 9-hole chip & putt golf course, 6 tennis courts. We are here eve... read more

Pet's corner, playground for little ones and older children, pool open in the summer time, events for families during August, golf course, cafe and ice cream store, large open space.

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Now over 30 years old and run by the London Wildlife Trust. It rubs shoulders with St Pancras station and is an oasis of British native flora and fauna. It was originally a coal drop alongside the ... read more

This is a magnificent, quiet, forested, urban nature reserve tucked away in the very centre of London. You'd never know you were 2 minutes from Kings Cross. You can walk here from my place in 15 ... read more

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“This is Clapham Common. If you enjoy jogging, a brisk trot down Clapham high street will get you to the Common. Fresh air in central London. Greenness. Water. On a Sunny Day, we like to take a bla... read more

After you have had your Sunday coffee and croissant at one of the fantastic coffee shops around the Pavement, take a stroll across the common. You can also join one of the many outdoor gym groups r... read more

Clapham Common is a large triangular urban park in Clapham, south London. Originally common land for the parishes of Battersea and Clapham, it was converted to parkland under the terms of the Metro... read more

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Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit St James's Park, the oldest of the capital's eight Royal Parks. The park includes The Mall and Horse Guards Parade and is at the heart of ceremony

St James's Park is at the heart of ceremonial London. It is the setting for spectacular pageants, like Trooping the Colour, and is surrounded by some of the country's most famous landmarks includin... read more

St James's Park is a 23-hectare park in the City of Westminster, central London. The park lies at the southernmost tip of the St James's area, which was named after a leper hospital dedicated to St... read more

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Highbury Fields is a beautiful open space with fantastic children's playground, tennis courts, cafe, perfect place for a jog or run. In the summer it's full of people having barbecues and socialising.

Highbury Fields is a tranquil oasis just minutes from the city. Great for outdoor barbeques (if not using the terrace barbeque), good for running, sunbathing or quietly reading a book. Has tennis c... read more

Our nearest park, and the only one technically in Islington. Has tennis courts at the top end and a swimming pool and adventure playground at the southern end, near Highbury and Islington station a... read more

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Great spot for running/jogging, sunbathing, picnicking, etc. There are open-air workout machines you can use; there's a playground for kids, a couple of cafes, tennis courts, a BMX track, a lake...... read more

At 56 hectares, Burgess Park is Southwark's largest park stretching from Camberwell and Walworth in the west to Peckham and the Old Kent Road in the east. As a park central to the local community a... read more

Columbian families have picnics, hipsters cycle and keep fit people jog around this haven of green in the most urban on neighbourhoods. Once a canal ran through all the way to Camberwell Road and s... read more

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A bit of a hidden treasure, in the Spring & Summer this is a lovely area for walks. Do a big loop along the River Lea towpath, Canal towpaths, Victoria Park & even the Olympic Park for a lovely walk.

The best part about living in Clapton is the canal and Marshes – the greatest secrets of East London. If you follow Redwald Rd down to Daubeney Rd you come to the River Lee. In 5 minutes you go fro... read more

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The Kyoto Japanese Garden is a hidden gem wrapped in another hidden gem: Holland Park. The beautiful park is tucked away in smart Kensington and has plenty of its own hidden corners, with winding p... read more

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"Popular with families, dog-walkers, personal trainers, learner cyclists. Huge amount of amenities: Bowling green, tennis courts, football pitches, cricket nets, outside gym equipment, Ranger's off... read more

Dulwich Park is packed with perfect picnic spots and facilities incl large children's playground, excellent cafe, cycle hire outlet, boating lake, football, basketball and tennis courts. SE21 7BQ

A short stroll from Lordship lane and The Picture Gallery, this is a great park for all. A decent size for a good hour walk or so. Lovely open spaces, a boating lake and plenty of flora and fauna. ... read more

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Paddington Recreation Ground has an extensive range of facilities and activities for everyone, including tennis courts, 3G pitches, athletics track, gym and an exercise studio. The centre is sprea... read more

Our nearest park, this a 2-minute walk from our front door. It's a beautiful green space which also has a free to use 400 metre running track & outdoor gym with assorted apparatus scattered around ... read more

A small park popular with locals, who love to go there for their early morning jog or to walk the dog. Apart from the main green area, it also a quite garden, a gym, tennis courts and dedicated run... read more

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This is our local park, just on the other side of Surrey Quays station (3 minutes walk from here). It is a smallish but well kept park, with a little lake in the middle and a band stand. Perfect fo... read more

Large beautiful local park opposite Orchard House inc. cafe, outdoor gym, children's playground, Dilston Grove Gallery, old-fashioned bandstand, bowling club, duck pond, flower garden and tennis court

Timeout says "A Green Flag Award-winning park with a bowling green, tennis courts and football pitches, plus a sports centre, café, art gallery, children's play room and a bandstand that hosts regu... read more

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"Kennington Park seems too small to be much of a draw to anyone who doesn't live very locally, but when you delve a little deeper there's lots on offer. There are the usual amenities - space for j... read more

This much-loved green open space in south London has two parts: the Victorian Grade II listed park, and the park extension to the east, which was created in the 1960s. The park has a rich and int... read more

This little park is an oasis in the neighbourhood, famous for being the spot Charlie Chaplin kissed his first girlfriend. From my place you walk through it to catch the buses into town, nice green ... read more

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Hackney Downs Park is a little beautiful park, and it’s so close to the house that is perfect for a quick walk among the trees. Head there on a Sunday morning past the nortwest pedestrian tunnel an... read more

Little known train station (as it is National Rail) - but it's 3 minute walk from my place, the trains leave every 5 minutes, and it's a 9 minute ride into Liverpool Street station. Super convenient.

Hackney Downs train station. Quickest way to get to Liverpool Street.

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We probably spend more time here than we do at home! Beautiful space for walks, runs or picnics on the grassy expanses. If you are a keen runner, this is the place to go with kilometres of trails... read more

One of our favourite places in London - lovely for a walk - and you can visit the Windmill - there is a cafe close by. You can also walk through to Richmond Park where you can hire bikes. You can a... read more

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The Green Park, usually known without the article simply as Green Park, is one of the Royal Parks of London. It is located in the City of Westminster, central London. Green Park covers 19 hectares... read more

Lovely park...I usually get off at St. James station and walk across St. James park, take in the B'ham palace and enter green park. Chill there on a sunny day and walk towards Green park station, t... read more

3 minutes walk from the flat. Turn right out of front door&walk straight across Piccadilly into the green splendour of your closest Royal Park. (Walk straight through the park for Buckingham Palace)

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The park is opposite the flat. Set in 40 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland, Springfield is deemed one of East London’s ‘hidden treasures’ with formal gardens and conservation areas with exte... read more

Time Out: Springfield Park is a way to leave London for a few hours without the bother of actually travelling. The lack of tube connections is almost a bonus - it would otherwise be overrun with jo... read more

A peaceful park, often less busy than Clissold Park, the higher end has some nice vegetation and undulates slightly. The lower end has tennis courts and joins up to the canal, and across the canal ... read more

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I love this park for it's lush landscape and little secret enclosures for you to have a private picnic,secret little den for peace and feasts,a playground built with natural resources,a bird pond a... read more

A historic North London Park neighbouring Highgate Cemetary - definitely one of north London's hidden gems. It contains 3 ponds as well as the historic Lauderdale house (features a nice cafe and ar... read more

While you're in town, pop by this Grade I-listed site to say hello to Karl Marx, Douglas Adams, George Eliot, Charles Dickens' family, Christina Rossetti, and everyone else you've ever heard of.

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Nice play/ sand area for children. There is also a café/ tennis courts/ space for football, cricket etc. Great views as it is on the top of a hill, as the name suggests!

A nice spot for a walk, game of tennis or coffee with good views of London. Every second Saturday of the month they have a farmers market too from 10am - 4pm

It is a park located 10min walk form he house. We go there often because our child loves to go there. Playground, cafe, lots of green space to sit or lay down and of course all on the hill.

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Delightful walled garden with an fabulous cafe/restaurant. A hidden gem and well worth a visit - they also do short tours around the medicinal garden. "Tucked away beside the Thames, Chelsea Phys... read more

You have to buy tickets for this park. Check opening hours on line. The Chelsea Physic Garden was established as the Apothecaries' Garden in London, England, in 1673. This physic garden is the seco... read more