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Outdoor London

Family Guide
Enjoying a pedalo session in the glorious surroundings of Regent’s Park boating lake
Celebrated for its many beautiful parks, London even manages to cram green spaces into its bustling centre. Most of these larger expanses – and some of the small ones – date from the Middle Ages: some were always common land, others were preserved for the exclusive use of royalty as hunting grounds, and only later opened to the public. As a result, wherever you are in London, you are only minutes away from historic open spaces.

Battersea park

With a boating lake, a small zoo and an adventure playground, this is an all-action ...

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