Here at Sitywalks we love a good run in the park, so here’s a list of some of our favourite London dog walks!
Let us know your’s in the comment section.
‘Ally Pally’ and it’s 196 acre parkland provides dog walkers with a woodland and open grassland. It also features ornamental gardens, a boating lake and the stunning panoramic views over the London skyline making it an amazing walk for both you and your furry companion. A top contender for London dog walks.
Is there a car park? Yes.
Nearest station: Alexandra Palace (National Rail).
Crystal Palace Park, more like Jurassic Park! This English Heritage Grade II listed is located within the London Borough of Bromley. It is one of the largest parks in South London and one of the most significant parks in Britain. One of the main attractions of Crystal Palace Park are it’s iconic dinosaur statues that are located amongst the trees.
Is there a car park? Yes
Nearest station? Crystal Palace Station or Penge West Station (London Overground)
Covering 74 hectares (183 acres), Greenwich is the oldest enclosed Royal Park and home to a small herd of Fallow and Red deer. Positioned on top of a hill, you can enjoy sweeping views across the River Thames to St Paul’s Cathedral and beyond. As well as being historically important and a world heritage site, the park is a grade 1 listed landscape and a site of metropolitan importance for nature conservation.Greenwich is the oldest of london’s Deer parks There is a small herd of fallow and red deer but, unlike other Royal Parks, the animals are kept in an enclosed area which limits any potential dangers to both the deers and dogs. It should be noted that dogs should still be kept at a distance from the fencing especially during breeding and birthing seasons when the wildlife become more protective.
Is there a car park? Yes, but spaces are limited.
Nearest train station: Cutty Sark (DLR).
This Stunning National Trust park in south London has a wonderful 50 hectares (120 acres) of parkland for you and your dog to explore. They can even take a paddle in the River Wandle which meanders through the park.
Is there a car park? Yes.
Nearest train station? Morden (Northern Line).
Perhaps the most famous park in London, and unsurprisingly dogs are welcomed here year round! As one of several Royal Parks in the capital, Hyde Park has many interesting features, originally used by Henry VIII for hunting. Hyde Park is an idea location for escaping the noise of the city, without leaving it altogether! This has to be a top pick when looking for London dog walks!
Is there a car park? Yes, but it has very limited spaces.
Nearest train station? Queensway, Lancaster Gate, Marble Arch (Central Line) and Knightsbridge, Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line)