Southwark, located on the south side of London Bridge, has long been an internationally recognised cultural destination, offering visitors performing and visual arts, history and heritage. The area is renowned for its plentiful parks and green spaces. In this blog, we provide a quick round-up of the best parks to up your step count and explore.

Burgess Park

One of Southwark’s largest and most popular parks, Burgess Park offers a wide range of facilities including play areas, sports pitches, a lake, and a BMX track. The park also has numerous walking and jogging trails, making it perfect for exercise and relaxation.

Southwark Park

A charming green space with beautiful landscapes and tranquil lakes, Southwark Park features a variety of recreational facilities, including play areas, sports courts, and a boating lake. The park’s well-maintained paths are ideal for leisurely walks or jogging.

Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park

Located next to the Imperial War Museum, this park offers a peaceful environment with well-tended gardens and open spaces. It has a playground for children and ample areas for picnics or relaxation. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the park or find a quiet spot to unwind.

Peckham Rye Park

Peckham Rye Park is a lovely green space with a mix of formal gardens, open grasslands, and woodland areas. The park has a playground, sports facilities, and a scenic lake. It is popular with joggers and walkers due to its extensive paths and beautiful scenery.

Russia Dock Woodland

Located near the Surrey Quays shopping centre, Russia Dock Woodland offers a peaceful escape from the bustling retail park. It features a network of meandering paths through trees, wetlands, and ponds. The park is ideal for walking, jogging, and observing wildlife.

King’s Stairs Gardens

Situated with one edge bordering the River Thames, King’s Stairs Gardens provides a picturesque setting with fantastic views of Tower Bridge and the City of London skyline. The park has a small play area for children and benches where you can relax and enjoy the scenery. It’s a great spot for a riverside walk or jog.

You can find full details for all these parks, and others, on the Southwark Council website, plus ecology, conservation and planting details. Special events are also listed and how to hire the sporting facilities.

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