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The Best London Parks To Rent Near This Autumn

October 21, 2020

With shades of red, orange and gold lining the streets of London and the crunch of leaves underfoot, walking around the capital in the midst of autumn is particularly magical. But while there are many beautiful sights to take in, it’s the capital’s parks that offer some of the most spectacular seasonal views.

London is home to a huge network of parks and green spaces; since the lockdown, there has been a surge in requests for properties close to parks with priorities shifting and many wanting to move to have their favourite park on their doorstep. 

Here are eight of the best London parks to consider renting near this autumn.

Hampstead Heath

Average rental price for a 2-bedroom property: £2,000 pm

Average house price: £1,430,205 (up 2.72% or £37,670 in the last 12 months)

Featuring 791 acres of woodland and meadows, Hampstead Heath will make you feel like you’re in a forest far, far away, not four miles from London’s city centre. During this time of year, there are striking autumnal hues, tones and shades everywhere you turn.

Located in North London, renting in Hampstead or Highgate is close enough to visit this enchanting park often, so you can go for a daily run or walk or just take in the surroundings and the crisp autumn air.

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom

Leicester Road, Highgate, N2

£299 per week (£1,300 pcm)

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Holland Park

Average rental price for a 2-bedroom property: £2,300 pm

Average house price: £2,123,477 (up 4.8% or £87,074 in the last 12 months)

Within Holland Park, Kyoto Garden really comes to life in autumn with golds and reds popping against the garden’s waterfall and pond. And the free-roaming peacocks bring an added burst of colour.

With the park’s location in West London, Notting Hill is within an easy walking distance, and the neighbourhood has many homes with orange and red leaves draping over the facades, complimenting the pastel-coloured buildings. Other parts of Kensington and Hammersmith, which has become especially popular for renters, are also within easy reach.

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Colville Gardens, Ladbroke Grove, W11

£450 per week (£1,955 pcm)  

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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

Beaconsfield Terrace, West Kensington, W14

£405 per week (£1,760 pcm) 

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Hyde Park

Average rental price for a 2-bedroom property: £2,400 pm

Average house price: £2,399,598 (up 8.79% or £162,435 in the last 12 months)

A Royal Park with 350 acres and more than 4,000 trees, Hyde Park has autumnal treats everywhere for your eyes to see. A favourite for many is the avenues along the Serpentine with lime, beech and chestnut trees offering an array of oranges and yellows.

Hyde Park can provide a beautiful autumn backdrop for your day-to-day life in West London. And there are a range of high-quality rentals nearby in the desirable neighbourhoods of Kensington and Mayfair.

Richmond Park

Average rental price for a 2-bedroom property: £1,650 pm

Average house price: £484,350 (up 3.49% or £16,347 in the last 12 months)

With a whopping 2,500 acres of land, Richmond Park offers autumn colours in every corner with a range of fiery orange and blood red shades. The Isabella Plantation, which is set within the park, is a woodland garden with particularly striking foliage this time of year.

Rental properties in Richmond, Kingston upon Thames and Wimbledon provide easy access to the stunning colours of Richmond Park this time of year. And the more affordable Hounslow is also nearby.

Regents Park

Average rental price for a 2-bedroom property: £2,200 pm

Average house price: £1,284,496 (up 1.29% or £16,356 in the last 12 months)

Home to over 400 acres, Regents Park comes alive in autumn with rows of vibrant coloured trees. The Broad Walk pedestrian path is a tree-lined avenue and is especially stunning during this time of year as the avenue turns into a golden tunnel.

And Regents Park is also close to Little Venice along Regent’s Canal, which is spectacular to walk along with dazzling colours throughout autumn. To live surrounded by this beauty, Camden and King’s Cross offer stunning places to rent during the autumn months.

Studio, 1 Bathroom

Judd Street, Bloomsbury, WC1H

£355 per week (£1,543 pcm)  

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, NW1

£920 per week (£3,999 pcm) 

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St James’s Park

Average rental price for a 2-bedroom property: £2,600 pm

Average house price: £1,687,630 (up 8.5% or £132,157 in the last 12 months)

A Royal Park in the heart of the city, St James’s Park has a myriad of tree varieties that burst with colour during autumn. Some of the best views are from the lake bridge with red, orange and gold leaves flanked by a few of the capital’s top landmarks, including the London Eye.

Strolling down The Mall in St James’s Park with a view of Buckingham Palace framed by majestic trees could be your daily walk if you live nearby in Covent Garden or the City of London.

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

Stedham Place, Bloomsbury, WC1A

£725 per week (£3,150 pcm)  

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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom

Parker Mews, Covent Garden, WC2B

£350 per week (£1,521 pcm)  

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Waterlow Park

Average rental price for a 2-bedroom property: £1,500 pm

Average house price: £739,163 (up 1.89% or £13,681 in the last 12 months)

Waterlow Park is a 20-acre green space lined by foliage of eye-catching hues this time of year. Paved walkways, stunning city views and three ponds throughout the park make for a beautiful place to live near, in addition to the neighbouring Highgate Cemetery’s tree-lined paths.

The park and cemetery are situated in Highgate, which is a particularly scenic area of London to take in autumn colours with Hampstead Heath also located nearby.

Greenwich Park

Average rental price for a 2-bedroom property: £1,500 pm

Average house price: £592,676 (up 5% or £28,097 in the last 12 months)

In Greenwich Park, there are plenty of autumn colours to soak up and picturesque views to take in overlooking the River Thames. Within the park, Blackheath Avenue is especially stunning this time of year.

Greenwich Park is also London’s oldest enclosed Royal Park and home to the capital’s oldest deer park, so keep an eye out for wildlife and autumn foliage. Renting in Greenwich, Blackheath and other nearby areas in West London provide easy access to this scenic park.

Rent near the best London parks

Portico has a range of rental properties available throughout London, and we have many near these eight stunning parks where you can enjoy being surrounded by autumn foliage in the capital.

If you would like to find out more about available properties and rental costs in these areas of London, give us a call on 020 7099 4000. To view all of our available properties to rent in London, !!!!click here.

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Derek Small
23 October 2020
Shame the coverage for South London appears nominal here. Greenwich Park and Richmond being the most famous and featured, but how about Battersea too And as for nearby areas in West London providing easy access to Greenwich Greenwich is in South East London! And the national rail service for the Greenwich line stopped its service into Charing Cross (for West London) even a year or two ago, leaving only London Bridge and Cannon Street. ideal for the city, but not those in the West. Sorry, guys, you need a copywriter who isnt so North London centric. We Southerners might take offence! (but were too laid back for that down here out in the sticks haha.)

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