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Visit London’s Parks

London’s Parks offer a free and relaxing respite on a day out in the big city. Some of the gardens are the most historic and beautifully designed in the world. As well as being great places to enjoy a picnic, many parks offer a great range of facilities, from adventure playgrounds for the kids, boating lakes, open-air theatre, galleries, and stunning city views.

Get a Family Travelcard into London for the best value fare

This is a great option if you’re travelling further into London, as on top of the 25% discount of an adult Travelcard from the station you’re travelling from, and £2 for each child, it also includes an off-peak London Travelcard Zones 1-6 too! You can buy the Family Travelcard directly from our station ticket offices.

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Greenwich Park

Perhaps the most historic of the Royal Park’s, Greenwich Park hosts the Royal Observatory and the Queen’s House within its grounds. You can stand on the Prime Meridian line or explore the famous Cutty Sark tea clipper. To top it all off, the panoramic view over London is the cherry on the cake.

How to get there with c2c?

Take the c2c train to West Ham or Limehouse and change onto the DLR to Cutty Sark

Greenwich

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

There’s so much to offer beyond the award-winning parklands at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Free and open for everyone to enjoy every day of the week, there’s of course the former Olympic and Paralympic venues – including London Stadium, the London Aquatics Centre and the Copper Box Arena as well as the VeloPark home to road, track, BMX and mountain biking. There are also some amazing adventure playgrounds for kids, fountains to splash in, walking and running trails, and the slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

How do I get there with c2c?

Take the c2c train to Stratford, or travel to West Ham and change for the Jubilee Line to Stratford.

Queen Elizabeth Park

Coram’s Fields – Parks and Playgrounds

Located in the heart of London, this is the best place for any adventure seekers looking for a super summer day out. There are two wide lawns for play, a large adventure play area (including a zip-wire for the brave hearted) and one of the biggest slides in town. Summertime is also a great time to visit as there’s also two large sandpits and a paddling pool too. The park also includes a wheelchair-friendly play area so everyone can have fun.

How do I get there with c2c?

Take the c2c train to Fenchurch Street, then it’s either an enjoyable 2 mile walk through the London landmarks, or change for the Central Line at Liverpool Street to Holborn for a shorter walk to Coram’s Fields.

Corams Fields

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is one of the most iconic parks in the world. In summer the large lake comes alive with people boating. In winter there is ice skating. The brave go swimming in the serpentine, while others dip their toes in the Princess Diana memorial fountain. Kids will love the playground with its immense wooden pirate ship for sailing sandy shores. Art lover will enjoy browsing around the Serpentine gallery. And everyone can enjoy refreshments in the Waterside cafes. Hyde Park is the ideal respite from the hubbub of the city.

How do I get there with c2c?

From Fenchurch Street walk five minutes to Tower Hill station and take the District Line to South Kensington, then the piccadilly line to Hyde Park corner

Hyde Park Boating

Regents Park and Primrose Hill

If you’re visiting ZSL London Zoo for the day then it’s well worth making some time to visit adjacent Regent’s Park. In June the park’s rose garden is at its most beautiful with over 12,000 roses in bloom. There’s also a boating lake, open-air theatre and breeding ground for hedgehogs! Stretch your legs with a stroll up Primrose Hill for some of the best views of London in town.

How do I get there with c2c?

From Fenchurch Street walk five minutes to Tower Hill station and take the Circle line to Baker Street.

Regents Park


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