This is an amazing place. For 20 years it was abandoned. The undergrowth was left to run wild. It has now been cut back a bit but has an other-wordly quality which brings out the goth in all of us. Read more.
Wild and undulating, the grassy sprawl of Hampstead Heath makes a wonderfully untamed contrast to the manicured lawns and flowerbeds found elsewhere in the capital. Read more.
Regent's Park is one of the city's most popular open spaces, covering 410 acres. Attractions run from the animal odours and noises of London Zoo to the enchanting Open Air Theatre. Read more.
St James's Park was founded as a deer park for the royal occupants of St James's Palace, and remodelled by John Nash on the orders of George IV. Read more.
Site of a 17th century plague pit. Lord Macaulay in 1685: "It was popularly believed that the earth was deeply tainted with infection, and could not be disturbed without imminent risk to human life." Read more.
"A fascinating place with views of the Thames, an art gallery by the lake, a children's zoo, and a a free group skate every dry Saturday at 10.30am, starting at the Japanese Peace Pagoda..." Read more.
Vicky Park is wonderful for youngsters: the V&A Playground is equipped with swings etc, and the fantastically designed Pools Playground encourages creative play. Read more.