Best Walks in London: Winter Picks

Best Places For Winter Walks in London

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Winter weather in London isn’t exactly a snowy fairytale. It’s cold, damp and grey. Add the short days we’re experiencing; winter isn’t a jolly season.

Even that is the time we all want to spend inside, and we are staying at home as there’s nothing much to do as there’s a pandemic going on, taking a walk is something that we all should do.

Even the cold, damp London air can make one feel better. Stretching your legs isn’t just a bit of physical exercise; it refreshes your mind as well.

So, put on a warm winter jacket, wrap a scarf and get out there. We made a list of places for the best walks in London during winter.

Luckily, London isn’t one of the capitals with cramped tall buildings. It’s a city with spacious parks, amazing oases of nature.

Take a winter walk in Richmond Park

Richmond Park is most beautiful in autumn when the colours are in full swing.
The largest Royal Park is also a great destination for a London winter walk.

Going around it, you really don’t have a feeling you’re in a megacity like London, especially as you can some across rabbits and deers rampaging through open fields.

There’s a hill in Richmond Park, so you can even enjoy a winter hike. The view overseeing the ponds and the forest, with the city beyond is beautiful.

A winter walk in Richmond Park is soul food for winter days.

It's not unusual to see deer in the biggest London Park, Richmond Park
It's not unusual to see deer in the biggest London Park, Richmond Park

A stroll down the Regent’s Canal

Regent’s Canal is most wonderful in the summer, to be fair. During winter it ins’s so crowdy, so it’s ideal for a quiet walk.
You can choose which parts of it you’re gonna walk by as it passes near a lot of sites, including Camden and Regent Park.

This is a part of London that’s a bit of a ride to the past. Definitely worth a winter walk.
Just choose a day that’s a bit sunnier, it could get foggy by the canal.

 

 

Regent Canal is a quiet place for a winter walk
Regent Canal is a quiet place for a winter walk

Kensington Gardens: Say hello to Peter Pan

If you’re ever in doubt if you should have a walk through Hyde Park or to visit Kensington Gardens, we would vote Kensington.

One of the reasons is that you can say hello to Peter Pan, but also, which is quite unusual, a flock of parrots lives there. They are out during winter, and they are quite friendly.

The scenery is like a set for filming a TV show about royalty with the Kensington Palace in the western end of the park, home to some of the members of the Royal Family since the 17th century.

It’s an ideal place to get some fresh winter air.

 

Discover the Morden Hall Park

Morden Hall Park is a National Trust Park that spreads over 125 acres. It’s on our list as it’s, not just any other park.
The Wandle River is the focus of the park, and there are a couple of snuff mills there you can visit.

As the park can get a bit wet in the winter months, be sure you have waterproof boots on.

 

Hampstead Heath: Great Place For a Walk With Your Dog

Hampstead Heath is a natural park with all the scenery you need to detach yourself from the city. It has a lovely forest, ponds and leafy openings.

It’s a wonderful piece of green space, and you’ll see a lot of dog walkers there.

Hope you’ll find a peace of mind on your winter walks. Just remember to put on some warm clothes. Parka coats are an excellent choice ;) 

Take a break in Hampstead Heath, it's a great place to take your dog for a walk
Take a break in Hampstead Heath, it's a great place to take your dog for a walk

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