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The Best London Parks To Rent Near This Autumn

November 11, 2021

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 first 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 some of the best London parks to consider renting near this autumn.

Battersea Park

Average rental price for a 2-bedroom property: £1,950 pm

Average house price: £701,228 (26% down since 2019)

This beautiful 200 acre park in Battersea is a Victorian space teeming with history, and it’s a mystery as to why it hasn’t been more predominantly featured in the hierarchy of London parks in the past.The London Peace Pagoda is particularly impressive - a stunning Buddhist temple erected as part of a Japanese Buddhist order to build pagodas around the world to promote peace after the atomic bomb at Hiroshima. The park also offers beautiful river views and a boating lake, sculptures, an art gallery and cafe, both a sub-tropical and an Old English garden, an adventure playground and more.

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom

Drapers Yard, Wandsworth, SW18

£395 per week (£1,716 pcm) tenancy info

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Primrose Hill

Average rental price for a 2-bedroom property: £2,700 pm

Average house price: £1,439,157 (up 10% since 2018)

Originally intended to be an extension to Regent’s Park, Primrose Hill instead became its own entity, and is a beautiful green space with an abundance of local charm and character.The park features some sizeable slopes that afford its visitors some great city views. It is a simpler park then some of the others on this list - no grand gardens or bandstands - but somehow, that is part of its charm. Lined with Victorian-styled street lighting, it makes for a lovely evening walk.

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom

Cliff Road, Camden, NW1

£345 per week (£1,500 pcm) tenancy info

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Greenwich Park

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

Average house price: £556,174 (9% down since 2019)

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.

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom

Gautrey Road, Nunhead, SE15

£299 per week (£1,300 pcm) tenancy info

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Hampstead Heath

Average rental price for a 2-bedroom property: £3,450 pm

Average house price: £1,786,888 (up 18% since 2019)

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.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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

Average house price: £661,127 (up 13% since 2019)

Europe’s largest new urban park is a network of differing waterway levels and looping paths that makes for an interesting and unique experience. Children particularly love to adventure amongst the play areas, landscaped plantings, and fountains.

Built for the 2012 London Olympic hosting, the park is full of varied terrain, with wetlands, riverside reed beds and more - wonderful for wildlife spotting, too, particularly in the winter months. 

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Field Road, Forest Gate, E7

£253 per week (£1,100 pcm) tenancy info

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Richmond Park

Average rental price for a 2-bedroom property: £1,949 pm

Average house price: £1,036,181 (up 71% since 2019)

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.

Waterlow Park

Average rental price for a 2-bedroom property: £2,100 pm

Average house price: £900,000 (up 32% since 2019)

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.

Hyde Park

Average rental price for a 2-bedroom property: £4,700 pm

Average house price: £1,332,906 (up 116% since 2019)

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 - if you can afford it! And there are a range of high-quality rentals nearby in the desirable neighbourhoods of Kensington and Mayfair.

Holland Park

Average rental price for a 2-bedroom property: £3,000 pm

Average house price: £2,600,000 (up 110% since 2019)

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 have become especially popular for renters, are also within easy reach.

Crystal Palace Park

Average rental price for a 2-bedroom property: £1,300 pm

Average house price: £489,795 (up 2% since 2019)

Kids love the dinosaur sculptures - although they may not be the most accurate dinosaur representations, they are still a hit. The maze is also popular in the summer months, and these are some of the attractions introduced in the Victorian age to bring fun to local families.

The palace itself has gone, having burnt down in 1936, but the simplistic charm of the park remains. Additions such as a skatepark and an urban farm have increased its popularity in more recent times.

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Derwent Grove, East Dulwich, SE22

£328 per week (£1,425 pcm) tenancy info

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Kensington Gardens

Average rental price for a 2-bedroom property: £5,000 pm

Average house price: £2,383,134 (up 6% since 2019)

If you’re looking for some highbrow outdoor refinement, Kensington Gardens is the place to head. With an abundance of Royal connections, Kensington Gardens features, perhaps most famously, the playground created in the memory of Princess Diana, who loved to sit in the Palace’s peaceful sunken garden. Sunrise is particularly sublime, with the morning rays shimmering over the round pond.

With two art galleries close by, this park retains a cultural elegance and family fun in the playground. It can be quite heavily populated in the warmer months, but that makes being able to live close by and enjoy the cooler garden months all the more spectacular.

Victoria Park

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

Average house price: £560,417 (up 28% since 2019)

This delightful park was founded in 1845 and regularly wins the award for the nation’s most popular park. Featuring an extensive playground and summer splash pools, as well as playing host to Sunday markets and well-renowned music festivals, this park offers up a bit of everything.

The boating lake is beautiful, particularly in the cooler months, as are the gardens and pagoda. For something a bit different, visitors can also enjoy an historical audio-guided tour called the Memoryscape Trail. 

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Rheidol Mews, Islington, N1

£530 per week (£2,303 pcm) tenancy info

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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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