Parks & gardens: London
Tired of busy city living? We've small urban gardens in the heart of the city for lunch-break escapes, and larger parks for afternoon picnics, walks and cycle rides. Where will you go in London? See our highlights below:
Morden Hall Park is a green oasis in suburbia. It has two miles of paths for walking or cycling, and rose gardens, river walks and children’s play areas. And in the new visitor centre you can learn about sustainable building.
Once you’ve visited Osterley House, take the time to explore the landscaped park and 18th-century gardens, which include a walled garden. You’ll hardly believe you’re still in London, and it’s perfect for a picnic.
Surrounding Ham House, formal terraces and the Cherry Garden contrast with an area known as the Wilderness. You can also enjoy fruit and vegetables from the very productive kitchen garden in the Orangery Café.
Escape the busy city in the relaxing and enchanting garden at Fenton House, remarkably unchanged since the 1700s. There are fruit trees and a kitchen garden, and you can even enjoy a game of croquet.
Red House is surrounded by the large peaceful garden which is a wonderful oasis from urban Bexleyheath. Wander the leafy garden trail, play games on the lawn and follow red brick paths past the bothy into the orchard. You can purchase homegrown produce by the shed.