Where to go for a walk? Here’s a list of the most beautiful parks in London

September 21, 2020

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Looking for some greenery? Need a place to switch off? Well, you’ve landed in the right spot. In this article, we’ve prepared a list of the perfect places to go for a walk – the most beautiful parks in London and the best walks near London. Approved by locals, of course.

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The most beautiful parks in London

If you’re searching for the most perfect parks in London, you aren’t short of options, after all 47% of London is considered a greenspace. With 3,000 parks to choose from large and small, you are never far from the tranquillity of nature in the Capital.

The Royal Parks

These are London’s best-known parks visited and adored by locals and tourists alike, many for centuries. Here’s the rundown on some of the most famous parks in Europe.

  • Hyde Park – one of the most famous parks in the world, nestled squarely in the West End for a nice break from the hustle and bustle, check out Kensington Gardens as a particular point of interest.
  • Regent’s Park & Primrose Hill – Queen Mary’s Rose Garden shouldn’t be missed, don’t miss the stunning views of London’s skyline from Primrose Hill
  • St.James’s Park – Tucked behind Parliament this small but impressive park is worth the visit.
  • Green Park – Close to St.James’s Park a nice escape and place to rest after taking in the sights at Buckingham Palace.
  • Greenwich Park – Found in southeast London you’ll find one of London’s best-kept secrets. Greenwich Park has an old-London feel and great views of Canary Wharf.
  • Richmond Park – Looking for wildlife? You will love Richmond Park, it is home to 600+ fallow deer and has a more natural “feel” compared to other parks in the city.
  • Busy Park – In the western reaches of London you will find Bushy Park, impressive in its own right a great place to wander after a visit to Hampton Court Palace

A few other suggestions from Bolt’s London Team

  • Victoria Park – The designated as the People’s Park and a cherished gem of the East End. Great to pair with a walk along Regent’s Canal
  • Hampstead Heath – A trail running paradise, don’t miss the lidos open year-round for those brave enough to take a dip in the winter. Lovely views of the city can be seen on Parliament Hill
  • Alexandra Park – One of the biggest hills in London, great views of London facing south.
  • Crystal Palace Park – A south London treasure, home to a Victoria-era exhibition grounds with great views of London to the north
  • Clissold Park – A nice place for a picnic and to play lawn games with friends in the north
  • Finsbury Park – Go where the locals go, a great space to meet your mates for some football or other fun sporting activities.

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The best walks near London

Need to take a proper breather? Searching for a place to have a nice outdoor day with your loved ones? Here are some of the best walks in and around London:

Go with the flow

Need some motivation to speed up your steps? Searching for a perfect soundtrack to make your forest walk even more epic? Here are our Spotify suggestions:

Carbon-neutral rides with Bolt

If you need to get somewhere today, consider walking. And if that’s not an option, remember that all Bolt rides in Europe are climate-neutral and our e-scooter business will be climate positive by the end of 2020.

So, however, you decide to move, you’ll be joining us in our mission to create a cleaner and greener urban environment for all. Download the app and get going!

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