111 Lovely London Parks And Gardens To Get You Back To Nature

With the cherry trees beginning to blossom, the nights slowly getting lighter and the rumours of a scorching Easter heatwave on the horizon – it’s time we started to whip out the shorts and skirts and get ourselves outside. Luckily for us Londoners, our beloved capital is full to the brim of landscaped green parks and flower-filled gardens for us to make the most of that vitamin D. From scenic views to Instagrammable-wonders, we’re pretty lucky with our green spaces it has to be said. So best slap the suncream on and get yourself to one of these lovely gardens and parks in London:

Parks in Central London

1. Hyde Park

A beautiful aerial shot taken of the magnificent Hyde Park in central London, one of London's parks
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2. Grosvenor Square

3. Whitehall Gardens

4. Soho Square

5. Berkeley Square Gardens

6. St Dunstan in the East

The beautiful ruins of St Dunstan in the East in London
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7. Chelsea Embankment Gardens

8. Green Park

9. Russell Square (check out the red telephone box serving tiramisu next door to the park!)

10. Parliament Square Garden

11. Victoria Tower Gardens

12. Kensington Gardens

13. Sky Garden (which may be indoors, but it has garden in the name so we’re having it)

Amazing views and verdant scenery in the iconic Sky Garden building
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14. Lincoln’s Inn Fields

15. Victoria Embankment Gardens

16. Bloomsbury Square

17. St James’ Park (don’t miss the daffodils in springtime)

18. Postman’s Park

19. Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden

Parks in North London

20. Alexandra Park, which has a panoramic beer garden this summer

Incredible panoramic views from the top of Alexandra Palace Park
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21. Finsbury Park

22. Paddington Recreation Ground

23. Sunny Hill Park

24. Queen’s Park

25. Gladstone Park

26. Regents Park

Cityscape views from Regent's Park in Central London
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27. Hampstead Heath

28. Stanmore Country Park

29. Arnos Park

30. Trent Country Park (which helpfully answers the question, “what is there to do in Cockfosters?”)

31. Waterlow Park

32. Hampstead Hill Gardens and Pergola

Hampstead Pergola
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33. Fryent Country Park

34. Canons Park

35. Primrose Hill

36. Grovelands Park

37. Barnard Park

38. Parkland Walk

The Parkland Walk in North London
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Parks in South London

39. Vauxhall Park

40. Barnes Common

41. Brockwell Park

42. Richmond Park (and the Isabella Plantation)

A deer and the sunrise in beautiful Richmond Park, one of London's parks
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43. Tooting Common

44. Putney Heath

45. Wimbledon Common

46. Morden Park, not to be confused with…

47. Morden Hall Park

48. Greenwich Park

Amazing views and rolling green hills at Greenwich Park
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49. Blackheath

50. Lavender Pond Nature Park

51. Streatham Common

52. Crystal Palace Park (featuring dinosaurs!)

53. Wandsworth Common

54. Beckenham Place Park, now home to a wild swimming lake

55. Battersea Park

The sun shining over the pretty Battersea Park with added pagoda and River Thames
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56. Floating Gardens, Bermondsey

57. Belair Park

58. Mitcham Common

59. Bushy Park

60. Southwark Park

61. Kew Gardens

The beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, which are showing one of the best photography exhibitions in London for 2022
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62. Burgess Park

63. Dulwich Park

64. Ham Lands

65. King George’s Park

66. Clapham Common

67. Stave Hill Ecological Park

68. Russia Dock Woodland

69. Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

70. Jubilee Gardens

71. Kennington Park

72. Deptford Park

Parks in East London

73. Victoria Park

74. Walthamstow Wetlands

People enjoying the scenery at the Walthamstow Wetlands
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75. Wanstead Flats

76. Clapton Pond

77. Weavers Fields

78. Bethnal Green Gardens

79. West Ham Park

80. Barking Park

81. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Blue skies over the leafy Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, one of London's parks
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82. Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

83. Hackney Downs

84. Mudchute Park and Farm

85. Springfield Park

86. Woodberry Wetlands, recently voted the most tranquil place in London

87. Clissold Park

88. Abney Park

Statues in the cemetery of Abney Park in Stoke Newington
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89. Haggerston Park

90. Millfields Park

91. Mile End Park

92. Stepney Green Park

93. Claybury Park

94. Dagenham Chase Nature Reserve

95. London Fields, also home to a heated lido

People enjoying the sunshine in London Fields, one of London's parks
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Parks in West London

96. Gunnersbury Park

97. Osterley Park

98. Boston Manor Park

99. Hounslow Heath

100. Chelsea Physic Garden

The sun-dappled flowers of Chelsea Physic Garden, one of London's parks in Chelsea
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101. Pitshanger Park

102. Ealing Common

103. Dukes Meadows

104. Wormwood Scrubs Park

105. Holland Park (and the incredible Kyoto Garden)

The lovely Kyoto Garden in Holland Park – a great spot for a first date in London
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106. Kensal Green Cemetery

107. Ravenscourt Park; make a beeline for the cute garden centre next to it

108. Bishops Park

109. Eel Brook Compton

110. Brompton Cemetery

111. Syon Park, which hosts a beautiful winter lights trail each year

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