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Hidden Gem

Lovely place for long walks, feels like you're in the countryside, even though your in London... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom
Stunning Bluebells in April

Best Bluebell Wood I’ve ever seen anywhere! Stunning! Nice place for an afternoon stroll. 2... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Lovely place for long walks, feels like you're in the countryside, even though your in London. Lovely bluebells!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nuddin81
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Best Bluebell Wood I’ve ever seen anywhere! Stunning! Nice place for an afternoon stroll. 2 manmade lakes with ducks, geese & swans. Interesting “temple” which is not currently accessible due to renovation work. Has a tea/ice-cream hut, although queues were long on a Sunday afternoon.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

This is in my opinion the most beautiful park in London. It is not overcrowded like the central London parks and unmatched in beauty and tranquility. Highly recommended to anyone wanting to see a historic part and one of the hidden gems of London.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank JeffH4216
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

We were passing and parked up by the lakeside cafe and a lovely walk around the lake which takes a good half an hour . We watched the swans follow the little rowing boats which can be rented and took in all the bird life...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank colinb410
Reviewed May 23, 2017

This is a family fun place to go to for Bluebells walks, Temple house has great history and stuff there too. They also do children activities, there is a small shop to have icecreams on a hot day. River flowing and the whole walking path...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Kashmira M
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Wanstead Park, like many in Greater London, offers plenty of variety. The bluebells are justly famous in the spring (we went during one of the bank holidays and were impressed with the numbers) but there are snippets of a bygone glory too, with the Temple...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Looking for Bluebells in London? I was very happy with this park - especially the Bluebells close to the Temple in the centre of the park. If you are going for the day take a picnic and / or drinks as I didn't spot any...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

with two ponds frequented by ducks, and a glimpse of the local stables and show ground for horses this splinter of the original epping forest is a great local park. food is limited unless venbturign to thw wanstead-Snaresbrrook main road

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Grade II listed, fantastic green open space with large lake. Great place to relax and escape the urban sprawl. Abundance of wildlife, flora and variety of birds including Swans, Canada Geese andMallard Ducks.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank judiths498
Reviewed August 31, 2016

We often come here to walk around the lakes. There are a variety of routes and it is good for bikes. The bluebell woods look fabulous in May. Added bonus the tea cabin where a wide variety of sandwiches, cakes and ice cream can be...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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London to Coventry (2 Replies)
Hi guys, Coming home for the first time in nearly 30 years, things will have changed. Thanks for all the tips and advice so far,by just reading the forum, you guys have help me get from Heathrow to Wanstead I will be staying in Wanstead for a few days, then I need to get to Coventry. What's the easiest way, coach or train. Cheers Steve
June 22, 2014|
Response fromrcspeirs|
Train from Euston. Virgin operate 3services per hour (fast). LondonMidland have 2 services per hour (semi fast, stoping services). Walk up fares are cheaper on LM. Very cheapest fare are 'advance', on sale 10/12 weeks before travel date. You must be sure of your itinerary if using 'advance' ticket, as these have zero flexibility.
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Help about Safety in Streatham Common, Stamford Hills & (18 Replies)
Hi rcspeirs, The post was closed, so I cannot "reply" using the same post. I hereby created another post. Below was the answer provided by you. I can't get the street name or postal code until I confirmed my Airbnb booking. But from the Airbnb listing, I can see the map. So the apartment is near the following street. Hope you can advice about the safety of this street which is my biggest concerns. 1. Durley Road, Cranwich Road & Denver Road at Stamford Hill - Jewish Community-...More
June 05, 2017|
Response fromparklandwalk|
The first two are fine location wise. I don't know the third. Whether the let is legit and the host has the necessary permissions is another matter and should be checked. We don't have anything like the crime rate of the US in general or Washington in particular so you are unlikely to encounter problems here. I would not say either of the first two are particularly convenient not being near the tube assuming you're going to be spending time sightseeing in central London.
Mid range Family Hotel Near Wanstead (4 Replies)
Heading to see some friends in Wanstead at the end of the month. We are coming from Ireland and will have a car, so a bit of distance is not a problem but will need parking and would obviously prefer to be near enough to Wanstead area. Looking for a hotel where we can get a family room. We have 3 small kids, 5, 3 and a baby. Ideally a hotel with a pool... they seem few and far between, or else savagely expensive. We don't want to spend a fortune, but yet don't want a dump either. ...More
October 06, 2014|
Response fromthenumberthree|
"Ideally a hotel with a pool... they seem few and far between, or else savagely expensive." Yes to all of that, so can we dismiss the pool idea?? Try on the Travel Lodge site there may be one in the Wanstead area and they do family rooms.