Best dog walking parks in London

Here are 5 great places to take your dog for a walk in London!

Hampstead Heath (our favourite!!)

If you’re looking for some of the best views of the city, then Hampstead Heath is the place for you and your doggy. Simply climb up Parliament Hill for a spectacular view of the London skyline. Situated in the north of the city and with great transport links, a day out on Hampstead Heath is sure to get your dog’s tail wagging. If you love wildlife, then prepare to be amazed as dogs aren’t the only inhabitants on the heath. Over 180 bird species have been recorded in recent times and, according to their website, it’s one of the best places to see bats in the whole of London!

Regent’s Park

The Regent’s Park, designed by John Nash, covers 395 acres and includes Queen Mary’s Gardens which features more than 12,000 roses of 400 varieties, as well as the gloriously restored William Andrews Nesfield’s Avenue Gardens. With excellent sports facilities spanning nearly 100 acres it includes the largest outdoor sports area in central London. The park also houses the Open Air Theatre, London Zoo, Primrose Hill, the country’s largest free to access waterfowl collection and 100 species of wild bird.

Richmond Park

Based in South West London and famous for that Fenton video, Richmond Park is the largest of the capital’s eight Royal Parks and the biggest enclosed space in London. As well as being home to herds of deer (red and fallow), the park is a National Nature Reserve, London’s largest Site of Special Scientific Interest and a European Special Area of Conservation. Dog walkers at Richmond Park can enjoy free parking, off lead areas (watch out for the deer!) and refreshments en route. A full lap of the park is 6.73 miles, but don’t worry if you’re not quite up for that, there are lots of shortcuts and alternative routes with stunning scenery to keep you and your pooch pal entertained.

Hyde Park

Located in the centre of London, Hyde Park is probably the best known of the city’s parks. Covering a massive 350 acres and with lots of well known landmarks like the Serpentine Lake, Speakers’€™ Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, the park is fun for dog, owner and borrower alike! Dogs are welcomed in Hyde Park with open paws and there are lots of lovely spots to picnic, play frisbee or just chill out with your pooch pal and watch the world go by. It’s right next to Kensington Palace, so who knows who you might bump into on an afternoon stroll!

Battersea Park

Battersea Park has so many wonderful features for you and your doggy companion to enjoy. This is a very flat park, with lots of open space for your dog to frolic in. There is a stunning 1km riverside promenade where you can grab an ice cream and take a casual stroll or, if you and your doggy are feeling energetic, why not go for a jog through this Thames-side gem?