To celebrate National Tree Week, take the time to visit one of the many great green spaces across London and take in the sights and sounds of the capital’s parks.
Here is our list of some of the best reasons to explore London’s outdoor scene:
Encompassing more than 4,000 trees across a span of 350 acres, Hyde Park is a perfect place for a stroll as the autumnal leaves fall to the ground and create that crisp, winter crunch beneath your feet.
The park also includes a lake, a meadow and rose gardens, along with the commemorative Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.
Climb the hills of London’s oldest Royal Park for some of the most spectacular views across the city’s skyline and the River Thames.
The star attraction at Greenwich Park is the Royal Observatory, and for nature and animal enthusiasts there is still a small herd of deer roaming the grounds.
DLR: Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich (0.3 miles)
The second largest of London’s Royal Parks (Richmond Park is the largest), historic Bushy Park is home to ancient trees, woodlands, ponds and an array of wildlife including around 350 free-roaming deer.
The top tip for visitors looking to explore the park is to bring comfortable footwear, with over 1,000 acres of ground to cover.
Train: Hampton Wick (1.8 miles)
For visitors to South London, families with children can enjoy Battersea Park which adjoins Battersea Children’s Zoo.
The park is also home to a grand riverside promenade, water fountains and a large Buddhist peace pagoda.
Overground: Battersea Park (0.5 miles)
Just 4 miles from Central London, it’s hard to imagine you’re so close to the capital’s centre when you’re on Hampstead Heath, enjoying the magnificent views from the peak of Parliament Hill.
The Heath also comprises Golders Hill Park which includes a zoo and a butterfly house, as well as an open air lido which is open all year round.
Overground: Hampstead Heath (0.2 miles)
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