Top 10 London Winter Walks for you & your dog

Richmond Park

Richmond Park provides the perfect setting for a winter walk for you and your dog.

Dogs are welcome in the parks but there are some places where they aren’t allowed or should be kept on a lead.

Richmond Park opens at 7:30 am

Chiswick House & Gardens

Chiswick House & Gardens is an oasis in the midst of Hounslow’s suburbia. The gardens have the mysterious charm of the ‘Secret Garden’, where you can follow overgrown paths and suddenly stumble on unexpected delights of crumbling architecture.

Chiswick House & Gardens open at 7:00 am

Kensington Gardens

One of the prettiest parks in London and enjoyed by an abundance of dog walkers, Kensington Gardens is regarded as one of the most sociable parks in London.

Kensington Gardens open at 6:00 am

Hampstead Heath

Described as the ‘wildest of London’s parks’, Hampstead Heath has fields for your dogs to run in, long grass for them to roll in and, most famously, pond for them to swim in.

Hampstead Heath opens at 7:00 am

Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill is set in Regent’s Park which, famously hosts London Zoo, the Open Air Theatre and a boating lake. Cafes include The Garden Café, The Honest Sausage, The Boathouse Café, and the Tennis Centre Café.

Regent’s Park opens at 5:00 am


Marble Hill Park

Marble Hill is very dog friendly, even supplying free ‘poo’ bags, and, once you reach the river you have the choice of a number of walks long or short depending on age of the dog or owner.


Marble Hill Park opens at 7:00 am

Battersea Park

Battersea Park is extremely dog friendly. You will often see the residents of Battersea Dogs Home being taken for their daily strolls here.

Battersea Park officially opens at 8:00 am however, the gates have been known to open earlier for runners.

Highbury Fields

Highbury Fields is the largest green space in the borough, extending from Highbury Crescent to Highbury Barn. The elegant houses surrounding the fields make ones dog walking very pleasing on the eye.

Pembroke Lodge

Set in the heart of Richmond Park, Pembroke Lodge provides the perfect setting for a dog walk.


Bushy Park

Located near Hampton Court Palace, Bushy Park’s mixture of woods, gardens, ponds and grassland makes it a fantastic place to enjoy wildlife with roaming herds of Red and Fallow Deer.

The park is also home to the famous Chestnut Avenue, a formal Baroque water garden and the beautiful Diana Fountain.

Busy Park opens at 7:30 am






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