If you’re looking for a way to escape the noisy city, whilst avoiding the crowds of Hyde Park, there are plenty of other parks and green spaces in London well worth a visit. Down in the South West on the south bank of the River Thames lies one of my favourite places to go for some nature… Battersea Park.
Just a half hours walk away from my flat, I quite often end up here when out on a jog or fancy a Sunday afternoon stroll. However if you don’t live this close, the Park also has it’s own overground station, or is only a 20 minute walk away from South Kensington or Sloan Square tube stops.
The beauty of the Park is that there’s plenty more to do than just sit on the grass on a sunny day. With a boating lake, duck pond, tennis courts, running track, bike hire, cafes and children’s zoo, Battersea has a lot to offer everyone. The park is also full of culture and history, such as the large Buddhist Peace Pagoda overlooking the Thames. No matter what time of year this park is a beautiful place to visit and there will always be something to do.
An added bonus of the park is the view of Albert Bridge, one of London’s prettiest bridges, on your way in/out, especially after dark.