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Outdoor Activities in South London Parks

By Travel Savvy

Exploring an exciting, historic city like London opens up a seemingly endless list of things to do. Museums, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey... this great city has it all. Another popular activity is to sit in one of London's picturesque parks with the locals and enjoy a lovely day with a picnic basket or a good book. (Don't forget, there are many "green" things to do in South London to take advantage of when you're in the area!)

Battersea Park Foundations 1

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Battersea Park

Queenstown Rd
(208) 871-7537 

The 200 acres of green space is definitely something to boast about. This elegant park equipped with beautiful shady trees was originated in 1858 by Queen Victoria. With plenty of attractions including the Park Zoo, and art from the Pump House Gallery a day in this city park will simply slip away. While in this district, dine in one of foodie Paolo Pirones favorite eateries San Gennaro, which is located on 22 Battersea Park Road.
 

Richmond Park Reindeer 2

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Richmond Park

Richmond Street
(208) 940-8207

Richmond Park is the largest of the Royal Family Parks covering 2,500 acres. Every year millions of visitors come to this natural preserve to enjoy Isabella Plantation, a woodland garden filled with exotic plants. This park showcases some of the most magnificent wildlife with 144 bird species, and over 300 red deer and fallow -- don’t forget your camera! Check the calendar of upcoming events.

Greenwich Park 3

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Greenwich Park

Charlton Way
(208) 858-2608

Brush up on London's history while visiting historic Greenwich Park. This park was the birthplace of numerous monarchs including Henry VII and his two daughters Mary I and Elizabeth I. Enjoy the many activities like a child-friendly boating lake, six tennis courts and the National Maritime Museum. Gaze at the breathtaking views along the Thames River and magnificent sights such as St. Paul's Cathedral! 

Bandstand at Clapham Common 4

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Clapham Common

Windmill Drive
(207) 926-9000

Clapham Common offers acres of green space, a handful of cafes and a number of sport facilities. Clapham is also home to one of London's largest bandstands, which hosts a selection of concerts during the summer months. After a day at the park pop into the popular restaurant Abbeville for an imaginative British menu.

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