With the weather brightening up it is nice to know of some picturesque walking routes that are easy to access in London. Even though the hustle and bustle of the city is the first thing that would come to one’s mind when thinking of London, there are also a variety of picturesque green spaces for us to enjoy too. Did you know that London has 3,000 green spaces of varying sizes! There are definitely enough places for one to explore but here are a few of the ones I love the most:

The Thames Path runs from either end of the river and is 185 miles long! The path bypassing some iconic landmarks such as The London Eye and Tower Bridge, as well as some of London’s most famous green spaces- to name a few: Battersea Park, Kew Gardens and Hampton Court gardens. As just mentioned, Kew Gardens is one of London’s most beautiful green spaces. There are usually many exhibitions and a wide variety of plants to see. It is home to the world’s largest Victorian greenhouse, where one can see rare and threatened plants from across the world. With many flowers at their peak, it is the perfect time to visit Kew. Hampstead Heath is less than four miles from the centre of London and features 800 acres of greenery. It is the perfect spot to see a skyline view of London, with the skyscrapers of Canary Ward in view too. It is also home to three natural bathing ponds! Situated in South West London, Richmond Park is home to 630 Red and Fallow deer that have been roaming freely since 1637. The park holds many ancient trees, particularly oaks.

With these spaces being just a few of the many areas for one to enjoy on a sunny day, it is worth exploring the variety of options London offers us.