The best green spaces for knocking back a few G&Ts in the sun…
This beautiful south London park has enough fascinating features to take your mind off the fact you’re drinking supermarket own-brand lager in broad daylight. There’s a peace pagoda, a little zoo and one of the finest views of the river in the whole city. We’ll drink (cheap beer) to that.
Drinking in a London pleasure garden can be a surprisingly elegant affair. If you head to Finsbury Park, you can down warm tins of Special Brew amid the splendour of London’s finest Victorian park with its big manicured green spaces and carefully tended sports pitches. How civilised!
The heath is so vast, so full of twists and turns, and so wild that if you find the right spot, you will feel like you’re roaming some untamed, desolate savannah. Or you could just sit on top of Parliament Hill with a glass of chilled chardy and laugh at all the little rat-sized lapdogs.
Hyde Park can be a dangerous place if you plan on being inebriated. There are horses, rollerbladers, water hazards and even an army barracks. But if you tread carefully, there’s no finer place to quaff some champers in the open, what with its beautiful lakes, monuments and wildlife.
Come summertime, this green patch quite predictably turns into an expanse of hip young things, sipping Red Stripe, undercooking sausages on instant barbecues and getting the worst sunburn of their lives. It offers a candid snapshot of east London life, and there’s a really good offie nearby at the end of Broadway Market.
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Did you know 62 per cent of London is actually green space?! It’s true!