Playgrounds in London

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Playgrounds in London

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  • JAD76
    Washington DC, DC6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful playground! Love that only those adults with kids allowed in- lovely food stand outside with plenty of seating
    Written September 12, 2023
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  • lesley S
    Colchester, UK20 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited Coram Fields after the Postal Museum as the kids needed to run off steam before travelling home. Good selection of play equipment. Very small cafe.
    Bring sand buckets etc.
    Written September 22, 2023
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  • John T
    London, UK699 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A really great park with all manner of amenities including an outdoor pool. There is a cafe and toilets at the top of the hill. Great for walking the dog and has views across to central London
    Written August 20, 2022
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  • Sam3314
    Derby, UK2,087 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Taken from the Lambeth Palace gardens this is a good London park with a very good children's play area, nature walk and plenty of places to sit. Squirrels, pigeons and parakeets abound. Easy walk from the river
    Written January 9, 2022
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  • oliviag700
    London, UK161 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In pitshanger park, there is a fantastic playcentre with indoor and outdoor area and lots of toys aswell and teas and coffees and baby changing facilities and toilets and a small kitchen where you can heat milk. It’s run by the loveliest lady called Marianne and only costs £5!
    Written November 3, 2023
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  • Alan
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place for dog walking because you can always see your dog when its off the lead. And always great to meet dog walkers and have a chat. Love this place. 👌
    Written June 30, 2023
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  • keavydog
    Desborough, UK13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Never been before and took our grandson aged nearly 4
    Easy to park (pay)
    Two lovely play areas in good order and good paths for him to scoot round on whilst we enjoyed the views etc
    The cafe served excellent coffee,ice creams and reasonably priced good, attractive food. And the staff were very helpful and organised
    We shall be going again
    Written May 29, 2019
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  • The Places Where We Go Podcast
    Simi Valley, CA985 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    We ventured to get a glimpse of old Richmond Palace, once home to monarchy but today in private hands. Exiting the tube at Richmond station, we walked toward the House of Fraser, then passing it, turned right into a street that curved toward Richmond Park. This is a large green offering a pleasant place to sit and relax.

    Walking up the street further, one notices a series of buildings on the left hand side. Toward the corner of the green on this same side of the green, you’ll see a placard on one of the buildings calling attention to it as The Old Palace. Just across this building in the park is another Placard offering the history of this place that was once home to several monarchs.

    The gatehouse at this residence was also once a favorite place of Lady Jersey in the mid 20th century (Hollywood actress Virginia Cherrill who was married to the Earl of Jersey at the time). This reference is provided in the book Chaplin’s Girls (as she starred with silent movie great Charlie Chaplin in the classic movie City Lights). So there is a bit of England and Hollywood history colliding for you in the southwestern London area.
    Written July 31, 2019
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  • PeterSims
    London, UK9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hither green was a lovely little surprise. Nice cafes and really quiet. Some of the best parks in lewisham by far. It's not as busy and posh as Blackheath but it feels friendlier and less commercialised. Definitely recommend. a rare find in LONDON

    Manor House Gardens are just gorgeous. So well kept!
    Written November 30, 2020
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  • Deb W
    Reno, NV2,571 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We walked past this area a lot on our trip. There is a lot of graffiti on the walls. There were a lot of skaters and they were fun to watch.
    Written May 21, 2023
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  • ShaunH290
    London, UK2,329 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The site became a public garden in 1886, opening as St John's Wood Church Grounds. It was a burial ground from 1814 to 1855 - only a small fraction of its history. Perhaps this is why it is so little known. There are thought to be 50,000 graves here but only a part of the area is still obviously a cemetery. (A transcription was made in 1962 of the gravestones that were still legible and this can be consulted in the Westminster City Archives.)

    Most of the area is simply a lovely park, handy for Lord's Cricket Ground on the other side of the road and obviously overshadowed by the famous Regent's Park next door. But whilst the latter will be teaming with people on a summer's day, this park continues in relative silence and solitude.

    Among the remaining monuments is that of water colourist John Sell Cotman (16 May 1782 – 24 July 1842). He was an English marine and landscape painter, etcher, illustrator and author, who became Master of Landscape Drawing at King's College School in London, partly on the recommendation of J. M. W. Turner.

    The garden has many mature trees providing plenty of shade. There is a children's playground and an outside gym. On the roundabout in front of the church is a Neo-baroque war memorial with bronze sculpture of St George and the Dragon, 1925-30, by C.L. Hartwell RA, sculptor.
    Written June 29, 2021
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  • Nicholas H
    London, UK20,576 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    These days this is a nice public park on the edge of the City of London, with a good kids playground, sports facilities and plenty of room for people to relax and picnic. But in the mid 19th century this was the location of huge public meetings of groups with a radical political agenda. One such meeting attracted over 10,000 people and was broken up by the authorities, who feared it might lead to the overthrow of the government.
    Written September 11, 2019
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  • Nicholas H
    London, UK20,576 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This park is a vital public amenity in a heavily built part of South London, not far from the centre of West Norwood up Knights Hill. There's a large grassed area with five a side football posts, then an enclosed tarmac area marked out for either football or basketball pitches. Beyond that is a big rope climbing structure in the shape of a tent. Finally there's another tarmac playground area with swings, slides and another climbing frame. A path goes all the way round the outside of the park with a number of an ideal space for families with kids, dog walkers and for anyone just wanting to relax and enjoy some fresh air.
    Written January 2, 2019
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  • Roberta Franklin
    Holyhead, UK799 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mix in with the locals here for a stroll among the green or a coffee on a park bench! Ducketts Common is a lovely little park with facilities for kids and sports fans, and there are buses passing by going to all directions; but my advice would be to just stay there in the neighbourhood and explore the lovely little pubs, shops and restaurants!
    Written July 3, 2017
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  • Rinkydinkpinkpanther
    London, UK105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Situated in the club house of Rosslyn Park Rugby Club, at the junction of Priory Lane and the Upper Richmond Road, is Jumping Jacks Play Cafe. I stumbled on this marvellous place by chance a few weeks ago and have been back with my youngest son pretty much every week since then.

    Jumping Jacks is a great place to bring the kids where they can play with soft toys, a massive bouncy castle, jigsaws, ride on cars etc, etc etc. everything is clean and although my son is five and loves the place, I saw lots of much younger children there, including babies that have their own area.

    The ladies that run the place, are both lovely and welcoming, nothing seems to be too much trouble for them. They have an Expresso/Cappuccino machine behind a serving area and apart from making great coffees, they offer freshly made sandwiches and toasted paninis. They also do a "Kids Box" where you can have five items for a very modest price. I always get this for my son and he loves it. Prices are cheap for the area and the homemade sandwiches and home baked cakes are excellent.

    Although we sat inside there is also an outside area which has been sectioned off to stop the kids disappearing. Tables and benches are outside and if its sunny the next time I go, I'll be sitting out there.

    My son loves the place and while he plays, I can have a decent coffee and sit with other parents and make friends, you can't beat that. Loads of free parking just makes this a perfect morning or lunchtime activity and at £4.00 a visit, an absolute bargain.
    Written June 7, 2013
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