For a city that packs in eight million people, it’s not surprising that space is at a premium. That’s why it never fails to impress us that so much of the city is given over to parkland. London Fields is perfect for watching the posers on a hot day (recent spots include Alice Dellal and Pixie Geldof) and we love how you can get well and truly lost in the vastness of Richmond Park (and even befriend a deer or two). But Hampstead Heath is still tops our list – after all, what could be more quintessentially British than a dip in the swimming ponds on a December morning?
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