This is a lovely park with a Waitrose within 5 minutes walk for all the picnic essentials.
I was here for the tennis and another forlorn attempt to get some sort of game together. 8 hard courts available for £5 an hour were fully occupied all weekend so you need to book well in advance.
Various intensive (3 hrs on a Saturday and 3 hrs Sunday for about £60) courses are run throughout the...more
Small and unassuming, King George's Park certainly isn't a destination.
But that means that there's more park for me and other locals without the rest of London there. The park's main draw for me has been the ten well-maintained and secluded tennis courts that cost £6 per hour during peak times. Although the courts aren't flood-lit, which means no tennis matches through the evening or...more
This park is really simple, there's not much to it compared to other fancier parks in and around London, but you know what? I really think this park rocks. It's usually quite quiet, which is what I value the most as I hate lots of rowdy folk infesting parks in the summer time.
I've often sat with friends here, made a little picnic and watched locals fly kites, walk their dogs and play with...more
Bordering the River Wandle, this is a brilliant park for children. It has three separate well-equipped play areas for younger and older kids, and a large grassy area for ball games, with a cycle track running along the edge. There's a separate bike park too. It has a small lake with a fountain, ducks and moorhens, tennis courts, a rose garden and an area with picnic benches. There's a one...more