Battersea Park has a boating lake, a kid’s zoo with monkeys and farmyard animals, and a fine view of the Chelsea Royal Hospital across the river.
Brompton Cemetery has some fine tombs and is rather overgrown in places. Its most famous grave is the Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.
This garden focuses on plants used for food, perfumes, aromatherapy and medicines. It also has a pretty rockery and a nice cafe.
Housed inside the deconsecrated church of St. Mary-at-Lambeth, this museum contains the grave of Captain Bligh (from Mutiny on the Bounty).
Green Park is one of the plainest parks in London with no flower beds at all, but it’s close to Buckingham Palace and the shops along Piccadilly.
The view from the top of Greenwich Hill takes in the entire span of London from the City skyscrapers in the west all the way round to the O2 Arena.
Home to the National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory. You can also enjoy a fantastic view of London’s skyline from the top of the hill.
Home to Kenwood House, some boating and bathing ponds, and a celebrated view of London’s skyline from the summit of Parliament Hill.
Highgate is one of the most atmospheric places in the whole of London, and its eastern half has some famous tombs including that of Karl Marx.
Holland House is a Jacobean mansion that was bombed during the war. The park contains lots of sports fields and a pretty Japanese Garden.
This vast park in the centre of London has a bandstand, cafes, a man-made lake, and the world-famous Speakers’ Corner in the northeast corner.
This Royal park boasts Kensington Palace on its western edge, the Serpentine Gallery, and the very ornate Albert Memorial opposite the Royal Albert Hall.
The Royal Botanic Gardens has one of the largest plant collections in the world. It also has a Palm House and the remains of George III’s Kew Palace.
The London Wetland Centre is a wild land full of reeds and marshes, and has some professional hides if you’re interested in birdwatching.
Parliament Hill gives you a view of the London skyline from Big Ben and Parliament in the west, all the way round to the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf.
A small garden nestled amongst some offices with some interesting memorial plaques that remember people who gave their lives to save others.
Five minutes walk from Regent’s Park is a great view of London Zoo, the Square Mile, and Canary Wharf’s skyscrapers from the top of Primrose Hill.
This concrete river on the south-side of Hyde Park is a popular place for families to take their kids on a sunny afternoon.
Regent’s Park has a pretty rose garden, a boating lake, an open-air theatre, and views into London Zoo’s cages along the edge of Regent’s Canal.
Richmond Park is a walker’s paradise with the Pen Ponds, the beautiful gardens of the Isabella Plantation, and herds of wild deer roaming free.
Stand on the central bridge for a great photo of Buckingham Palace, and then turn around for one of the fountain and turrets beyond Horse Guards.
The Royal Horticultural Society Garden at Wisley contains sixty acres of wild gardens, decorative gardens, glasshouses, and a huge arboretum.