Wildlife walks near the London underground

London is one the greenest major cities in the world with an unusually high number of green spaces for such a dense urban environment. We’ve highlighted a few of our favourite wildlife wanders, located for your convenience within a stone’s throw of a London underground station. Find wetlands teeming with wildlife at Morden Hall Park or a slice of tranquillity tucked away deep inside Zone 4 at Ham House, Richmond.

Hornbeam tunnel at Ham House, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey
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Ham House 

Leave the car at home and instead enjoy the walk from Richmond Station to Ham House. The trail takes you from the urban bustle at the bottom of the district line, through some of the most beautiful urban greens in England, to the iconic view of the Thames from Richmond Hill.

Visitors walking in Morden Hall Park, London, in the winter. Morden Hall Park is a serene oasis in the heart of suburban London.
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Morden Hall Park 

Take a stroll through this historic parkland and experience the idyllic surroundings of this oasis in the heart of the city. A short 500 yard stroll from Morden station on the Northern line is all it takes to forget you were ever in the city at all.

Fenton House and Garden, London. Fenton House was built in 1686 and is filled with world-class decorative and fine art collections. The gardens include an orchard, kitchen garden, rose garden and formal terraces and lawns.
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Fenton House and Garden 

Capture the feeling of a countryside walk, just a few miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the Northern Line’s Hampstead tube station.