London is, of course, a huge city, but there are still many wonderful green spaces/ river walks that are easily accessible. You won’t need a car to feel like you’re out of the city!
London is, of course, a huge city, but there are still many wonderful green spaces/ river walks that are easily accessible. You won’t need a car to feel like you’re out of the city! Here are some great places to walk near your campus- parks, green spaces and rivers and canals.
You have Lucas Gardens close by and Burgess Park fairly nearby. A further adventure into the charming Dulwich Village takes you to the Dulwich Picture Gallery.
River walk Tate to Tate from Vauxhall to Southbank and beyond! From Tate Britain walk West and cross Vauxhall bridge and walk along the river East, past the London Eye, Southbank, the Globe Theatre all the way to Tate Modern.
Kings Cross: Regent’s canal from the entrance opposite the University building by Coal Drops Yard, up towards Camden Town.
Archway: Waterlow park, which is also home to LUX, a great moving-image exhibition and events space.
Highgate Woods: An accessible woodland just off the main roads. Highlight: live music in the clearing in the middle of the woods.
Hampstead Heath: A huge space that has woodland, grassland and even ponds that visitors can swim in!
While there aren’t many green spaces near campus, there are other attractions such as the Vauxhall City Farm not far away, the river walks around the Southbank and Imperial park and Imperial War Museum.
Across the multiple campuses there are several places of interest nearby or a bus ride away including Hyde park, Kensington Gardens, which also has both Serpentine Galleries at the heart of the park, both of which are free entry and often host wonderful exhibitions and outside sculptures. These are closest to JPS. Holland park and the famous Kyoto Gardens are located not far from Lime Grove. High Holborn and Golden Lane campuses are nearest to the City of London, which has some points of interest with the old London Wall, which can be viewed in its ruins nearby. The East London campuses and new Stratford building are near Hackney Marshes and the River Lea, which are long stretches of canal paths and green fields and quieter than the larger parks such as Victoria Park.
Richmond Park: A huge open green space with deer, cycle routes and parking. Highlight: Isabella Plantation for a tranquil setting.
Putney Heath: Another large local green space.