A Hackney Hike
Hackney, East London
This circular route from Hackney Wick has something for everyone. From canals to woodlands, stadiums to pubs – it certainly packs a punch.
Stoked in Newington
Stoke Newington, North East London
This Quick Escape really does take in the best of Stoke Newington’s natural and green spaces.
Best Views of London
There’s nothing like getting a bit of perspective to help put things into perspective…
Secret Gardens of London
Whether you’re looking to find a nice secluded spot for a picnic, on the hunt for some exotic plants, or simply just want to enjoy your coffee without bumping into Karen from HR, these hidden gems have all the answers.
A day in Dulwich
Dulwich, South East London
A 6-mile walk from Dulwich Park to Nunhead Cemetery, following the Green Chain Walk – a route that connects green spaces throughout South London.
East End Marshes
Hackney, East London
Wander through wetlands, march through marshes and roam the banks of the River Lea. There are also plenty of great spots along the way to soak in East London life, see our top picks at the end of the guide.
A day on Broadway
Regent’s Canal, East London
East London isn’t exactly rich in big green spaces. That is of course, with the exception of Victoria Park, the go-to escape for East Londoners.
Richmond Park, South West London
With the noticeably clean air filling your lungs, the chit-chat of birdsong filling your ears and the ubiquitous yet ever impressive Red Deer right in front of your eyes, all the senses mingle to create a very special ambiance at Richmond Park.
Avoid the Kews
Richmond, West London
Riverside walking is always a delight and this walk is from the top drawer. It is so accessible by tube or train to Richmond with the return journey from Mortlake that there is really no excuse for not giving it a go.
A day in Epping Forest
Epping Forest, Essex
Leave the city life behind and spend a few hours wandering through the glories of Epping Forest: 2,400 acres of ancient woodland, situated just 30 mins from Liverpool Street Station – this is what Quick Escapes are all about!
Greenwich & Blackheath
Greenwich, East London
Pick up a Thames Clipper from Embankment Pier and cruise for 50 minutes down the Thames to Greenwich. Surprise yourself with a plethora of iconic historical buildings and a browse round Greenwich Market.