There’s no denying that city life can take it’s toll. If you’re finding that city life is catching up with you and you’re looking for a quick (and local) escape, there’s nothing like spending an afternoon strolling through one of London’s most well-known parks! With lush green scenery, adorable pups in petting reach, and hint of peace and serenity, I’m sure you can understand how beneficial a trip to the park can be when living your busy London lifestyle.
So where are the best places to take a stroll this weekend and soak up some sun in summer? Well, we’ve broken it down into our top 5 hot spots!
350 acres of beautiful park! You cannot go wrong with a weekend stroll or picnic within Hyde Park. There’s always something happening here, from live gigs and events like British Summer Time, to holiday festivities like Winter Wonderland! This is really the park that keeps on giving – with playgrounds, football pitches, tennis courts, and lawn bowls – the list goes on.
Closest tube(s): Hyde Park corner, Lancaster Gate, Marble Arch, Knightsbridge
Regents Park is beautiful – surround by tall trees, you can truly feel encapsulated within the park. Take a stroll from one end to the other to find Primrose Hill and soak up the views of London city’s skyline, walk across the canal or take a stroll through the Queen Mary’s gardens.
Closest tube(s): Baker Street, Regent’s Park, Camden Town
Victoria Park is London’s oldest public park, so it has quite the reputation around here! With an abundance of luscious greenery, a day will always be well spent here, whether it’s winter or summer.
Closest tube(s): Mile End, Bethnal Green, Stepney Green
Hampstead Heath gives you a stunning opportunity to view the city you now call home! Beautiful views of London aren’t all this park has to offer though – a running circuit to increase your fitness, some of London’s most famous ponds, and even a zoo! (Golders Hill Park Zoo).
Closest tube(s): Hampstead, Highgate, Golders Green
Richmond Park is one of the largest within London and is beautiful all year round. This one is a Natural Reserve and is home to frolicking deer and many other wildlife – if you’re lucky, you may get a glimpse of these whilst taking a stroll!
Closest tube: Richmond
So where will you be heading this weekend?