PARKS... On your doorstep

London's communities have always clustered around its park. These precious green spaces are a tantalising taste of the countryside in town,
a place where the sky and the views magically open up as soon as we step away from the busy pavements of the city. North, east, south and west, we've chosen a few of our favourites.
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Property

Richmond Park

With a view so breathtaking protected by an Act of Parliament, Richmond is a park with pedigree. It is huge at over 2,500 acres and it is also famously home to 600+ free roaming deer. It is great for cycling, with routes from easy to challenging, plus there is horse riding and two golf courses.

Roedean Crescent, Richmond Park

An amazing six bedroom family house for sale close to Richmond Park. The house benefits from superb lateral accommodation arranged over three floors extending to approximately 624sq m (6,716 sq ft). Guide price: £5,000,000. Knight Frank Richmond, sales +44 20 3463 0331

Dulwich Park

Dulwich Park has been restored in recent time to its original Victorian layout. Open meadow are criss-crossed with paths for walkers and joggers, and the wonderful boating lake is a haven for the local birdlife. There is also a popular running club and a well-subscribed park run every Saturday morning.

Lordship Lane, Dulwich

A fine Victorian five bedroom home which has been exceptionally refurbished, whilst retaining many elegant period features. Guide price: £2,250,000 Knight Frank Dulwich, Sales +44, 20 8022 4036

Wandsworth Common

Considered the slightly wilder cousin of nearby Common, Wandsworth Common is larger and more wooded. As well as nature reserves and ornamental gardens there’s a well-stocked lake (fishing membership required) and an array of sports pitches. Along the Common’s western flank are the sought-after homes of the ‘toast rack’ – large Georgian and Victorian family houses.

Lyford Road, Wandsworth Common

A rare and special six bedroom house, designed by the world famous Arts and Crafts master architect Charles Voysey in 1903. Guide price: £4,100,000 Knight Frank Wandsworth, sales +44 20 3463 0325

Hampstead Heath

Wandering in the woods and wilds of Hampstead Heath is easy to forget that central London is just a few miles away. If needed to be reminded though, simply climb to the top of Parliament Hill where you will be rewarded by wonderful views of the capital. Kenwood House for the open air concerts and the natural swimming ponds are two of the Heath’s unique highlights.

Vale of Health, Hampstead Heath

Offering uninterrupted views over one of Hampstead’s ponds and Hampstead Heath, a beautiful south facing plot with full planning permission granted for a contemporary home. Guide price: £5,500,000. Knight Frank Hampstead Heath, sales +44, 20 3463 0127

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