Whether you’ve got children to entertain, a loved one to hang out with or just want some alone time, there’s no denying that North London has some of the best parks and green spaces with an abundance of pretty plants to feast your eyes on. Here’s what North London Calling are calling on right now.
With incredible views and high points, the Heath is a favourite amongst many North Londoners. It’s home to the famous open air Lido which is open all year round, as well as a little zoo and butterfly house (Golders Hill Park), ponds, pools and sports areas. If creatures are your thing, there’s a beautiful natural habitat reserve along with some ancient woodland.
Stephens House and Gardens
Finchley’s best kept secret, a Grade ll listed house with extensive landscaped gardens, gifted to the people by Henry Charles ‘Inky’ Stephens of the Stephens’ Ink Company. The Gardens provide a mixed landscape and include a unique arboretum, a rockery, a bog garden, large park areas to play in and wooded areas to walk. They are a green oasis in suburban London. 17 East End Road, Finchley, London N3 3QE
Priory Park, Crouch End
More than 25,000 people visit the park each year, many to enjoy functions in the Pavilion or picnics in the Philosopher’s Garden, which is a dog-free area. The outstanding fountain is used as a large planter. Middle Lane, Hornsey, London N8 7RD
Highgate Wood is 28 hectares of ancient woodland in North London, this place is a haven for wildlife and provides numerous easily accessible and scenic woodland trails. The Sports Ground, located in an opening in the Wood, provides a picturesque and rural backdrop, as well as top quality turf. There is an excellent playground, a renowned café, an information hut with leaflets and trail guides, and well maintained toilet facilities. Highgate Wood, N10 3JN.
Victoria Park, Finchley
Since 1902, covering around 15 acres of land, this beautiful park comes to life in the Summer and is equally as scenic in Autumn. With a range of public facilities including tennis courts, bowling green and recreation ground, it’s great for picnics and sunbathing. Ballards Lane, Barnet, Finchley, North London N3 2SU.
Alexandra Palace Park
Nicknamed “Ally Pally”, Alexandra Palace is a historic entertainment venue in Alexandra Park, London. It is located between Muswell Hill and Wood Green, in the north of the city. It was originally opened in 1873 but was rebuilt in 1875 following a destructive fire. Aside from the venue, the park offers incredible views and vast open spaces. Grove Cafe is also worth a visit. Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY.
Located on the northern side of Regent’s Park in London, Primrose Hill offers a clear rounded skyline. It was purchased from Eton College in 1841 to extend the parkland. Great for picnic’s in the Summer and for Prosecco on the hill whilst celebrity spotting – you’ll always see someone.
A stunning area for leisure time with children and babies, or hanging out with partners or friends, Kenwood is easily accessible and a must visit found on bucket lists. Hampstead Ln, Hampstead NW3 7JR
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