Top 5 London Parks for Pretty Winter Walks

Streets (hopefully) overflowing with snow, evenings spent curled up in cosy pubs, and endless cups of warming hot chocolate can only mean one thing - winter is finally here! Whether you’re a lover of a brisk walk or a relaxing stroll, London always becomes something magical at this time of the year. If you're looking for the best things to do in London, then enjoy the change of the season with our favourite pretty winter walks in the city.

 1. Kyoto Gardens

autumn trees, pond, and bench at Kyoto Gardens

Tucked away in Holland Park in Kensington, Kyoto Gardens is a quaint, yet stunning garden area with a beautiful pond and tranquil tiered waterfall. Also home to magnificent koi and golden carp, it’s surrounded by lanterns and lush plants native to Japan, while peacocks roam freely - making for a beautiful backdrop on your next winter stroll.

Just a stone’s throw away is Notting Hill, one of London’s most trendy and vibrant areas. Check out all the best food spots, markets, and activities it has to offer by heading to the Discover Notting Hill guide on Bindy Street.

2. Richmond Park

deer at Richmond Park

This charming park in West London is home to an abundance of wildlife, covering more than 2,500 acres which makes it one of the largest greenspaces in the city. If you're looking for fun things to do in London, you’ll be able to venture on your own local safari walk as you stumble across the beautiful free-roaming deer and ponds teeming with fauna, or indulge in the serene crisp surroundings while relaxing at any of their cafes. 

3. Kew Gardens

greenhouse with plants and trees at kew gardens

If you're looking for things to experience in London, then embark on a walk to remember with a trip to a beautiful wild botanical garden. Located in the scenic borough of Richmond, Kew Gardens has over 500 acres of woodland and the world’s largest and most diverse mycological collection. As you stroll through one of London’s most beautiful and floral greenspaces, you’ll be able to admire the flowers, trees, a great pagoda, and  a bamboo garden as well as check out the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse. 

For all you flower lovers out there, check out our website to find the best and most beautiful flower fields to visit near London this Spring.


4. Kensington Gardens

sunset and fountain at kensington gardens

Located directly next to Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens is one of London’s most popular greenspaces. Aside from being most famously known for being home to Kensington Palace, residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, you’ll also find an array of statues, memorials, and allotment areas dotted around the area. Ideal for a daytime autumn stroll, visitors can enjoy walking through the gorgeous Italian Gardens featuring ornamental, stone-carved urns, and a grand fountain made out of white marble.

5. Regent’s Park

trees and greenspace at regent's park

With beautiful tree-lined pathways and over 12,000 roses Regent’s Park is certainly one of London’s most elegant greenspaces. With a serene lake, numerous historic statues, ponds, and around 100 species of wildlife, this park makes the perfect winter walk backdrop. Not only that, but if you head to Primrose Hill on the north side of the park you’ll find gorgeous, unparalleled views of the city.

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