Whilst London is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, there are a surprising number of idyllic spots, including parks and woodland which are perfect for a walk with your pooch.
All dogs require regular walking, no matter what their size and, although a walk around the streets may be a speedy alternative, why not venture a little further afield to one of London’s many glorious green spaces?
We’ve put together a list of our favourite London parks below:
1. Epping Forest
Consisting of 5,930 acres of historical woodland that stretches all the way from Manor Park to North Epping, this green space boasts an abundance of ancient trees and water bodies, including both lakes and ponds. All in all, the area is an ideal dog walking spot and is sure to bring a sense of peace to both you and your dog.
Nearest underground station: Theydon Bois (Central Line)
2. Hampstead Heath
Hampstead Heath offers one of the best views of the city – a great excuse to get out with your dog and exercise! The area is also commonly known as ‘kite hill’, due to its popularity amongst kite flyers, with the highest point of the mound reaching 100 metres. The area is spread across 790 acres and includes plenty of woodland to walk through, is rich with wildlife and provides a great opportunity for bird watching too…
Nearest Underground station: Golders Green, Hampstead or Kentish Town (Northern Line)
3. Hyde Park
Located right in the centre of London, Hyde Park is one of the city’s busiest parks. Expect to see plenty of pooches out with their owners – which, we may add, is a great occasion to make new friends all round! Lakes, fountains and an abundance of flowers grace this royal park, and it’s open from 5am – midnight, making it perfect for early morning walks before work or late night strolls.
Nearest underground station: Marble Arch (Central Line) and Knightsbridge, Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line)
4. Greenwich Park
Spanning 180 acres, Greenwich Park is also home to the Royal Observatory and boasts an exciting history, dating back to the Roman period. This green space offers beautiful views across London, where iconic architecture such as St Pauls Cathedral is visible. While there is a rather small herd of deer, dogs are still welcome here, but should be kept on a lead to ensure nothing disastrous happens.
Nearest station: Cutty Sark (DLR)
5. Finsbury Park
Finsbury Park was one of London’s finest green spaces during the Victorian era, and for good reason too. This open park features leafy walkways, formal gardens and a plenty of open space, which is perfect for a game of fetch or other activities with your pooch.
Nearest underground station: Manor House (Piccadilly Line)
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