Best Parks in London this Summer

29th August 2022 John Wales London Life

London is one of the greenest capital cities in the world, with 3,000 parks parks dotted through the historic buildings, covering almost 18% of the capital! Here’s our top eight…

1. Victoria Park

‘Vicky Park’ is a beautiful sprawling green space in the trendy East End, and it’s no surprise why it’s one of London’s favourites due to its beauty and huge space to explore.

We recommend taking one of urbanest’s free to use bikes and cycling over in the evening to take advantage of the stunning sunset coming through the trees. Plus, there are plenty of bars & restaurants on its doorstep to enjoy when the sun goes down. Winner!

📍 Closest urbanest: Hoxton

2. Lewis Cubbit Park

One of the new kids on the block, Lewis Cubbit Park is nestled in the recently unveiled King’s Cross Central estate. With shops, bars, restaurants, supermarkets and a cinema on its doorstep, it’s a perfect place to base oneself for the weekend.

📍 Closest urbanest: King’s Cross

3. Potters Fields

Arguably the best view from any park… in the world! Sat right on the banks of the Thames looking over not only Tower Bridge & the Tower of London, but City Hall, The Shard, and the City of London’s architectural playground across the river.

Our perfect time to go there is early-evening to watch the sun set on Tower Bridge – it’s magical!

📍 Closest urbanest: Tower Bridge

4. Richmond Park

Richmond Park is a bit further out of London, but the trip is worth it – especially if you have a pair of Hunter™ wellies in your wardrobe. Due to its protected status as an important habitat for wildlife, Richmond Park is a National Nature Reserve, London’s largest Site of Special Scientific Interest and a European Special Area of Conservation.  It is also home to herds of deer, making it one of the most naturalistic places in the south-east of England!

📍 Closest urbanest: Vauxhall

5. London Fields

Hipster-central London Fields is at the end of eatery hotspot ‘Broadway Market’, and we have to say it’s our guilty pleasure park due to the breweries surrounding which offer takeaway pints… Oh, and it has an outdoor pool for those fitness buffs amongst you.

📍 Closest urbanest: Hoxton

6. Greenwich ParkBest Parks in London - Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park is London’s oldest royal park and offers amazing views over the Thames.Whilst there, check out the Royal Observatory, which allows you to stand on the famous Meridian Line… literally the line that GMT starts at!

📍 Closest urbanest: Westminster Bridge

7. Regent’s Park

There is a plethora of things to do in this beautiful park, including seeing the animals at ZSL London Zoo, taking a boat across the boating lake or relaxing in the beautiful rose gardens which boast 12,000 roses. If you get bored of soaking up the sun, there are also tennis courts to keep you busy – so get those Fred Perry trainers buffed up and head on up.

📍 Closest urbanest: King’s Cross or St Pancras

8. Shoreditch Park

As well as being a trendy East-End hotspot, Shoreditch Park is a playground for the active community; with rugby pitches, two ping pong tables, a climbing rock and beach volleyball courts… Oh, and there’s also a gym with swimming pool adjacent to it, so you won’t be lost for activities to keep you fit & healthy.

📍 Closest urbanest: Hoxton

John Wales

John Wales

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