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Wanstead Park

Overton Drive, London, England
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One of the best kept secrets in London

This is in my opinion the most beautiful park in London. It is not overcrowded like the central... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeff H
Try the lakeside cafe ....a little gem

We were passing and parked up by the lakeside cafe and a lovely walk around the lake which takes a... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Colin B
London, United Kingdom
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“epping forest” (5 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
“bluebells” (6 reviews)
Overton Drive, London, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is in my opinion the most beautiful park in London. It is not overcrowded like the central London parks and unmatched in beauty and tranquility. Highly recommended to anyone wanting to see a historic part and one of the hidden gems of London.

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We were passing and parked up by the lakeside cafe and a lovely walk around the lake which takes a good half an hour . We watched the swans follow the little rowing boats which can be rented and took in all the bird life...More

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a family fun place to go to for Bluebells walks, Temple house has great history and stuff there too. They also do children activities, there is a small shop to have icecreams on a hot day. River flowing and the whole walking path...More

Thank Kashmira M
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Wanstead Park, like many in Greater London, offers plenty of variety. The bluebells are justly famous in the spring (we went during one of the bank holidays and were impressed with the numbers) but there are snippets of a bygone glory too, with the Temple...More

Thank ShaunH290
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Looking for Bluebells in London? I was very happy with this park - especially the Bluebells close to the Temple in the centre of the park. If you are going for the day take a picnic and / or drinks as I didn't spot any...More

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 17 April 2017

with two ponds frequented by ducks, and a glimpse of the local stables and show ground for horses this splinter of the original epping forest is a great local park. food is limited unless venbturign to thw wanstead-Snaresbrrook main road

Thank Hotel I
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Grade II listed, fantastic green open space with large lake. Great place to relax and escape the urban sprawl. Abundance of wildlife, flora and variety of birds including Swans, Canada Geese andMallard Ducks.

Thank Judith S
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We often come here to walk around the lakes. There are a variety of routes and it is good for bikes. The bluebell woods look fabulous in May. Added bonus the tea cabin where a wide variety of sandwiches, cakes and ice cream can be...More

1  Thank Linda H
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Took a lovely walk through Wanstead Park and saw the Bluebells in the forest.... stunning! .... Had a cup of tea at the little tea room too which was gorgeous just sitting outside looking out over the pond. Worth a visit for some tranquility.

Thank zeberd
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This park is what is left from a majestic country residence and gardens. The hose is long gone and the gardens are not well maintained, and at the moment the pond is too low. On the positive side there are kingfishes, woodpeckers, loads of other...More

Thank margeo1234
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