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In your London working life, surrounded by office blocks and chewing gum-plastered pavements, it's easy to forget that our glorious capital is one of the greenest cities in the world. With over 8 million trees and around 47% green space, we're never that far from a little bucolic escape. Rambling heaths, woodlands, streams, wetlands, rolling hills, hidden gardens, even lavender fields – is there anything this fine city doesn't offer? If you're craving a trip to the countryside, first check out what's on your very doorstep. Grab your picnic provisions, walking shoes or waders and set out to one of these 11 rural-feeling London greenspaces.
RECOMMENDED: Outdoor London