With a view to helping house hunters find the perfect location for their next home, we take a look at the best places to live in London near a park.
One of the most frequent requirements given to us by our London clients is to find a property with a park nearby, especially if they’re considering a property that doesn’t have a private garden or access to a communal outside space.
So what are the best places to live in London near to a park?
Hyde Park Property
Perhaps the best-known park in London, Hyde Park is surrounded by desirable places to live.
To the north of the park is Bayswater, to the east Park Lane and Mayfair, the south Knightsbridge and Belgravia and to the west sits Kensington.
The western end of Hyde Park merges with Kensington Gardens.
Whether you’re taking a swim in the Serpentine, taking a leisurely stroll, enjoying the views from a café on the waterside, running, cycling, playing tennis or even horse riding – Hyde Park has something for everyone.
Many of the properties surrounding Hyde Park are within apartment buildings or mansion blocks and whilst they may have access to some outside space it is often limited.
Residents benefit greatly from having such a large green space on their doorstep.
There are eight Royal Parks throughout London, of which Hyde Park is one and together with Kensington Gardens, Green Park and St James’ Park form a chain from Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace.
The other Royal Parks are Regents Park, Bushy Park, Richmond Park and Greenwich Park.
Property near Regents Park
Regents Park is surrounded by beautiful properties that greatly benefit from their proximity to the park. Residents in St John’s Wood, Primrose Hill, and Marylebone can all easily walk to Regent’s Park.
Within it sits some of London’s most exclusive properties; the Regent’s Park Villas tucked away, not visible from the Outer Circle, 9 were built of the initial plans to build nearly 50.
The Outer Circle runs around the edge of Regent’s Park as its name would suggest, along with the villas John Nash was put in charge of overseeing the development of properties on the roads connected to the Outer Circle; Gloucester Gate, Cornwall Terrace, Chester Terrace, York Terrace East and West, Cumberland Terrace, Cambridge Terrace, Sussex Place, Kent Terrace and Hanover Terrace.
These roads are home to many fine, Grade I listed properties which are incredibly desirable places to live and unsurprisingly rarely come to the open market.
Having a well-connected property finder can often prove invaluable if you are seeking such a property.
Regents Park is a popular place to spend time, whether you’re visiting London Zoo, watching something at the open-air theatre or simply enjoying the green space.
Property near to a park in London
Across London there are many parks which local residents enjoy living close to, Sadiq Kahn, the current Mayor of London, has plans to make London the world’s first National Park City and has already began dedicating funding to the plans.
The eight Royal Parks are some of the best known parks across the capital but there are many others that are worth considering if you’re looking for a place to live in London near to green space.
Living in Battersea
Battersea Park is south of the river opposite Chelsea, the park is a hive of activity with Go Ape, a boating lake and Battersea Children’s Zoo along with sports pitches.
The properties surrounding the park consist of mansion buildings such as those on Prince of Wales Drive and Albert Bridge Road and newly built properties on Queenstown Road.
Hampstead and Highgate property
Hampstead Heath in North London is flanked by Highgate to the east and Hampstead to the west, both areas are highly desirable places to live and benefit from having the large heath on their doorstep.
Whilst a large portion of Hampstead Heath is rugged and un-kept, parts are very well kept, there is a Lido, Parliament Hill Fields Athletics Track, playgrounds and is home to Kenwood House stately home.
Moving to Clapham Common
Clapham Common is a large triangular-shaped space surrounded by period properties; a mix of grand mansion blocks and Victorian properties.
The south after Nightingale Triangle residential area meets at one of the common’s tips and Northcote Road is only a stone’s throw away.
There are many transport options in the area with tube stations at two points; Clapham Common and Clapham South and the popular amenities at Clapham Old Town, Battersea Rise and Abbeville, each offering a mix of shops, boutiques and places to eat and drink.
Houses near Victoria Park
Victoria Park in East London is surrounded by highly desirable Victorian properties.
The area to the north of the park is filled with boutique shops, independent produce stores, restaurants and cafes and popular public houses. The park itself has two cafes and two playgrounds making it very popular with families living in the area.
Buying near a park
Across London, there are many parks and green spaces surrounded by beautiful period properties and tasteful modern developments.
In north London divided from Regents Park by a road in Primrose Hill and there is Golders Hill Park and Finsbury Park to name a few others.
In south London residents enjoy visiting Crystal Palace Park and Dulwich Park amongst others, Wimbledon Common is a popular space in the south west and the likes of Ravenscourt Park and Chiswick House and Grounds in west London are visited often by locals.
London is filled with green spaces from parks to playing fields, dedicated spaces for dogs, sports grounds and playgrounds.
Buying a property in London
If you’re considering purchasing a property in London and want to find a home near a park or common our team of experienced property finders can help you find a property in your ideal location.
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