Playgrounds in London

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Playgrounds in London

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  • Marion M
    Nyon District, Switzerland416 contributions
    A playground with a difference. Not only the usual swings slides etc, but a huge pirate ship to clamber on, tipees to play inside, areas to "play" music, and of course enormous sandpits. A must visit for the kids
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • Emily
    London, UK197 contributions
    Nice gardens, well kept & free to enter, plenty of benches for a picnic. House was small, a few interesting items to see and an interesting history. Free entry with English Heritage Membership.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Anna
    Potton, UK9 contributions
    I agree the place is a little run down; but it feels more faded grandeur. The play equipment was fine and we managed to kill an hour here playing. There is a little cafe and toilets too
    Written 1 August 2021
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  • joshuapaul73
    Beckenham, UK460 contributions
    Attended the Madness Jubilations here and the Mighty Hoopla in the same week during the Queens 70th Jubilee week.

    Great set up and stages. Good food stalls and bar service too. Overall a good setup. Slightly disturbing that the staff on hehe wouldn’t open the side access gates for those with mobility issues or disabilities but instead made them walk all the way back and around through the main entrance gates. Not thought through with disabilities in mine so that reflected only ‘very good’ star score and not ‘excellent’
    Written 11 June 2022
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  • Sam3314
    Derby, UK1,713 contributions
    Taken from the Lambeth Palace gardens this is a good London park with a very good children's play area, nature walk and plenty of places to sit. Squirrels, pigeons and parakeets abound. Easy walk from the river
    Written 9 January 2022
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  • jayneff
    Ealing, UK23 contributions
    Lovely London park, with a very popular children's playground. Great for a walk or a run anytime. The tennis courts and cafe are recently refurbished too.
    Written 9 December 2019
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  • The Places Where We Go Podcast
    Simi Valley, CA944 contributions
    We ventured to get a glimpse of old Richmond Palace, once home to monarchy but today in private hands. Exiting the tube at Richmond station, we walked toward the House of Fraser, then passing it, turned right into a street that curved toward Richmond Park. This is a large green offering a pleasant place to sit and relax.

    Walking up the street further, one notices a series of buildings on the left hand side. Toward the corner of the green on this same side of the green, you’ll see a placard on one of the buildings calling attention to it as The Old Palace. Just across this building in the park is another Placard offering the history of this place that was once home to several monarchs.

    The gatehouse at this residence was also once a favorite place of Lady Jersey in the mid 20th century (Hollywood actress Virginia Cherrill who was married to the Earl of Jersey at the time). This reference is provided in the book Chaplin’s Girls (as she starred with silent movie great Charlie Chaplin in the classic movie City Lights). So there is a bit of England and Hollywood history colliding for you in the southwestern London area.
    Written 31 July 2019
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  • keavydog
    Desborough, UK13 contributions
    Never been before and took our grandson aged nearly 4
    Easy to park (pay)
    Two lovely play areas in good order and good paths for him to scoot round on whilst we enjoyed the views etc
    The cafe served excellent coffee,ice creams and reasonably priced good, attractive food. And the staff were very helpful and organised
    We shall be going again
    Written 29 May 2019
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  • Nicholas H
    London, UK20,576 contributions
    These days this is a nice public park on the edge of the City of London, with a good kids playground, sports facilities and plenty of room for people to relax and picnic. But in the mid 19th century this was the location of huge public meetings of groups with a radical political agenda. One such meeting attracted over 10,000 people and was broken up by the authorities, who feared it might lead to the overthrow of the government.
    Written 11 September 2019
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  • Amy C
    London, UK348 contributions
    Richard curtis seems to like this nice 👌 park in London with tennis courts and a cafe i seen it twice in his movies
    Written 27 May 2021
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  • ShaunH290
    London, UK1,877 contributions
    The site became a public garden in 1886, opening as St John's Wood Church Grounds. It was a burial ground from 1814 to 1855 - only a small fraction of its history. Perhaps this is why it is so little known. There are thought to be 50,000 graves here but only a part of the area is still obviously a cemetery. (A transcription was made in 1962 of the gravestones that were still legible and this can be consulted in the Westminster City Archives.)

    Most of the area is simply a lovely park, handy for Lord's Cricket Ground on the other side of the road and obviously overshadowed by the famous Regent's Park next door. But whilst the latter will be teaming with people on a summer's day, this park continues in relative silence and solitude.

    Among the remaining monuments is that of water colourist John Sell Cotman (16 May 1782 – 24 July 1842). He was an English marine and landscape painter, etcher, illustrator and author, who became Master of Landscape Drawing at King's College School in London, partly on the recommendation of J. M. W. Turner.

    The garden has many mature trees providing plenty of shade. There is a children's playground and an outside gym. On the roundabout in front of the church is a Neo-baroque war memorial with bronze sculpture of St George and the Dragon, 1925-30, by C.L. Hartwell RA, sculptor.
    Written 29 June 2021
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  • Nicholas H
    London, UK20,576 contributions
    This park is a vital public amenity in a heavily built part of South London, not far from the centre of West Norwood up Knights Hill. There's a large grassed area with five a side football posts, then an enclosed tarmac area marked out for either football or basketball pitches. Beyond that is a big rope climbing structure in the shape of a tent. Finally there's another tarmac playground area with swings, slides and another climbing frame. A path goes all the way round the outside of the park with a number of an ideal space for families with kids, dog walkers and for anyone just wanting to relax and enjoy some fresh air.
    Written 2 January 2019
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  • ranjanapathak
    Orlando, FL1,446 contributions
    Good landscape. Very near to Kings cross station and just behind the Church (Holy Cross Church). Also close to our residence, so to refresh our-self and our dog, we use this place. They have kids play area and a dog area as well. Interesting stone sculpture attracts your eyes.
    Written 18 October 2018
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  • Iza21
    1 contribution
    Packed with drunks from early ours of the morning. People don't tend clean after the digs so lots of surprises lying around. Quite messy following large gatherings.
    Written 28 July 2020
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  • Klaus T
    London, UK8 contributions
    This venue appears to be closed for business. I suspect Health and Safety had a lot to do with it.
    It's a pity as it has such promise. The last owner didn't spend a single penny on the place for at least 5 years.
    Where do the children play now?
    Written 9 January 2016
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