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In London it can be easy to assume that foxes and pigeons are about as wild as it gets. But, with 48 percent of the city open space or water, we are in fact a green city and this is reflected in the surprising biodiversity of the creatures that live here. We’ve come a long way since the Thames was declared biologically dead by the Natural History Museum in 1957 (reports from the time describe it as ‘a vast, foul-smelling drain’). So, if you find yourself in the tender throes of a hangover and in need of some good ol’ greenery to bring you back to life, here are some of the best spots for getting your Sir David Attenborough on in the city.
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