A month ago, I tweeted out this Guardian article, which is about beautiful city walks ranging from strolls in Dublin to Istanbul. As I moved to London a week ago or so, I just had to try the respective recommendation. You know such situations when you think: yes, sounds great let’s do this or that. And as time goes by, you realise you actually never turned your plans into practice. Did happen this time though!
The park is easily accessible for both sides of London, since it is located directly at the riverside in the South-West. Coming from Chelsea in the North I just walked over the Albert bridge directly into the park. Whilst acknowledging the fresh air and the amount of green, cute squirrels ran around curiously.
The park is huge and really diverse. One part is a beautiful English Garden where one can smell different herbs and flowers. It is also an ideal place for a lunch break and some good old chitchat.
I am in love with trees. Seriously, I just can’t stop looking at them. There are so many little characteristics to observe and explore. For me, the best way to do that, of course, is by standing right under a tree and looking up. Try it, you’ll see!
Let’s move on to the lovely alleys of the park. Besides being a great place to just walk and breathe, it is ideal to sit down on a wooden bench with a good book in your hands. If you are not the reading kind of person, you might enjoy observing the small lakes or taking the route next to the Thames river.
All in all, it was great spending some time in the Battersea Park. Especially, now with the light and breeze of autumn the place is magnificent.