London's major parks
From Hyde Park to Hampstead Heath, we've got London's greatest green spaces covered
Aerial photography: Tim Motion www.timmotion.com
One of the best things about London is its abundance of open spaces. What's more, spending the day exploring the city's majestic parks is absolutely free. Click through to read more about each park and the sports, music, theatre and family events taking place there. You're sure to find the perfect spot, whether you're up for a wander or a picnic, want to burn some calories or simply kick back and let nature revitalise you.
The biggest and best open spaces in London
The home of London Zoo, but its attractions don't stop there
- Chester Rd, NW1 4NR
Royal connections abound at Buckingham Palace's neighbouring park
- The Mall/Birdcage Walk/Horse Guards Parade, SW1A 2BJ
So full of variety it's impossible not to stumble upon something new each time you visit
- Queenstown Rd, SW11 4NJ
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