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Parks & nature in Southwark

Scenic Viewpoint
“At the top of London's tallest building, set beside the River Thames, The View from The Shard is a multi-sensory experience; combining awe-inspiring 360 degree views of the city in a unique setting - an escape from the hustle and bustle of the streets below. Whats great is that you can reach this destination within 30 mins by foot! Why not try booking a table during sunset, so you can watch London transform from day to night. ”
331 locals recommend
Garden
“As beautiful as it is tranquil: the bombed-out ruins of the church of St Dunstan in the East is a perfect stop for a rest and maybe having a lunch on the go. If you are visiting Tower of London this is only minutes walk and you won't regret stopping by for a few minutes. Opening hours: Seven days a week, from 8am to 7pm/dusk, whichever is earlier.”
7 locals recommend
Garden
“It is a Neo-Gothic Cathedral where you see archaeological remains of the Roman road.”
25 locals recommend
Park
“Potters Fields Park lies at the very heart of London, on the southern side of the Thames. It has sweeping views of the river, and iconic sights of Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the ‘Gherkin’, the glass dome of City Hall and HMS Belfast. The grassy mounds & riverside walks of Potters Fields Park are also one of the few remaining green open spaces along the riverside.”
14 locals recommend
Park
“Lots to do and see there - worth the entry fee but needs time if you want to make the most of it - could spend a day there. Good for families, kids. Iconic scenes, much to look at and entertaining Beefeaters. Get there by taking the Overground from Haggerston Station to Whitechapel Station (three stops), then taking the District Line to Tower of London Station! To book tickets in advance: (adult: £22.70, child: £10.75) https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/visit/tickets-and-prices/#gs.nfUSslg”
9 locals recommend
Park
“Landscaped park with grassy areas, trees, a cafe and sweeping views of the river and iconic sites.”
3 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely little park with free tennis courts. Have racquets​ and balls if required.”
10 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Nice area along the river Thames with laid-back bars and restaurants with terrace”
8 locals recommend
Garden
“The gardens are right beside my building. A lot of planted flowers and rose alleys. A nice spot to sit and relax if it's sunny outside. ”
4 locals recommend
Garden
“An old burial ground for the 'outcasts' of London, including the many prostitutes who used to work in the area when Southwark was London's playground. Now a beautiful garden of remembrance. ”
5 locals recommend
River
“You can join the pathway all along the Thames from it's source to the Thames Estuary. It's a terrific walk, we've done the whole length and the is an area near Oxford that exceeds Monet's Water Lillies! And when you get to https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/thames-path ”
6 locals recommend
Park
“Big park with kids playground, football and basketball courts, and lots of green space. Nice one to go for a longer walk to get away from the city.”
2 locals recommend
Park
“The flat overlooks this small park, Outdoor fitness equip, 5-a-side football field, occasional music events”
3 locals recommend
Park
“Originally intended to give Southwark children from nearby tenements a space to play, this Victorian garden has been restored to its original design, complete with pond, cottage, bandstand and formal borders. It’s an important fixture in the capital’s social reform history. While relaxing in the restored bandstand, gazing up at the glass prism of the Shard it’s hard to imagine the view back in 1887 when it was surrounded by workhouses, factories and slum dwellings.”
3 locals recommend