The top 10 parks in North London

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Due to the pandemic, people have been spending a lot more time outside and exploring whether this is getting out the house for a walk, running or meeting up with friends in a safe manner and abiding by Government guidelines. North London is somewhere which has some fantastic parks to explore – here are 10 of the best.

1. The Regent’s Park

One of the most popular parks in all of London, Regent’s Park has a little bit of everything within its huge 410 acres so it is perfect whether you are looking for a space to relax, to play sports, observe wildlife or even take a boat out on the lake.

2. Finsbury Park

Finsbury Park is one of the most popular in all of London and for good reason as somewhere with open grounds, formal gardens, play areas, a cafe and lake. It is also easy to reach with a Great Northern Rail train straight to Finsbury Park Station.

3. Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath is another popular park in London largely thanks to its enormous size spread out over 790 acres and fabulous views of London’s iconic skyline.

4. Clissold Park

Animal lovers will adore Clissold Park in Hackney which is 54 acres in size and features a small aviary, goats and even deer.

5. Highgate Wood

If you are seeking peace and quiet in London then Highgate Wood is a good option with 28 hectares of ancient woodland with many scenic nature trails to follow or places to relax.

6. Gillespie Park

A hidden gem in Islington, Gillespie Park is a beautiful nature reserve which won the 2015 London Conservation Area of the Year award and is somewhere with all kinds of species of plants, bird and butterflies.

7. Golders Hill Park

Connected to Hampstead Heath but with its own charm, Golders Hill Park has a beautiful flower garden, butterfly house, duck pond and a small zoo so it is a good place for animal lovers to visit.

8. Gladstone Park

Those that like to stay fit and active will enjoy Gladstone Park in Dollis Hill, which features facilities for cricket, tennis, football, rugby, netball and even Gaelic football.

9. Highbury Fields

Islington’s biggest park at just under 12 hectares, Highbury Fields has facilities that include tennis courts, football pitches, adventure play areas and a swimming pool along with large open green spaces.

10. Alexandra Palace Park

Another of London’s most popular parks, Alexandra Palace Park has 196 acres to explore including a boating lake, pitch and putt course and incredible views of the city.

These are the 10 best parks in North London, all of which have their own charm and personality to discover.