Spring walks in London

From avenues of trees bursting into bud, to sunny-faced daffodils brightening secluded spaces; all around London, in our parks, gardens and green places, new flora and fauna is coming to life.

Why not challenge yourself to take a walk and get to know your local green places better, as you say goodbye to winter for another year?

Visitors walking through a garden in spring

Visiting this spring 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops and countryside locations are open to visit. Subject to government confirmation, we're planning to reopen houses in England and Wales from 17 May, and in Northern Ireland from 24 May. Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. At quieter times such as weekdays, booking shouldn't be necessary, but to guarantee entry we recommend booking in advance, especially at weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance.

A view through the Hornbeam arch to The Cherry Garden, or East Garden with its statue and foliage at Ham House, Richmond-upon-Thames, London

Ham House and Garden from Richmond walk  

Featuring iconic views, the circular route leads you from the urban bustle of Richmond town centre along the rural riverside walk of the Thames Path.

Sunny daffodils welcome you to the gardens

Osterley Park and House 

Discover a carpet of bluebells and clusters of daffodils as you take a spring stroll in the grounds of Osterley Park and House. Take the Long Walk and see the wild flowers blooming in the Great Meadow or the waves of wisteria by the Bothy Cottage.

Visitors take a walk through the Hornbeam Arch in the garden at Ham House and Garden, Richmond, London

Richmond Station to Ham House historic scenic walk 

Leave the car at home and instead enjoy the walk from the station to Ham House taking in some of the most beautiful urban greens in England along the way.