Our location is ideal for exploring some of London's best outdoor spaces.
Syon House & Park
8 minutes walk
Syon is one of the last great houses of London and has been in the family of the present owners for more than 400 years.
Profoundly historic, the House holds a wealth of art within its grand classical interiors, while the Park and Gardens feel like deep countryside, although barely 10 miles from Central London.
Normally, during the summer season, Syon House is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from middle of March to the end of October.
Address: Syon Park, Brent Lea, Brentford, Greater London, TW8 8JF
Royal Botanic Gardens
10 minutes by car
At the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, specialists harness the power of science, and the rich diversity of the gardens and their collections to unearth why plants and fungi matter to everyone and how valued and protected they should be.
In line with national guidance, Kew Gardens are open for fresh air and exercise, giving visitors the chance to enjoy acres of green space and thousands of plants during these difficult times.
- All the glasshouses, restaurants for dining in, shops and buildings are closed.
- Takeaway options are available.
- Picnics are allowed throughout the Gardens.
- Toilets are open and are screened regularly.
- A time slot booked in advance is needed, even for members, otherwise access to the Gardens won't be allowed.
- The Land Train is not running, and the Treetop Walkway, Pagoda and Badger Sett are closed.
- Assistance dogs only.
Address: Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AE
18 minutes by car
Escape to the great outdoors in Richmond Park with its wide-open spaces, grasslands and deer herds, just a stone’s throw from central London.
Richmond Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 2500 acres. It has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a National Nature Reserve.
Address: Richmond Park, Richmond, London TW10 5HS
WWT London Wetland Centre
18 minutes by car
Discover a safe haven of wide-open spaces bursting with wetland nature. Fill your lungs with fresh air, stretch your legs and get ready to explore this extraordinary wetland paradise, whatever the weather.
WWT London Wetland Centre brings the countryside to London. Although close to the heart of the capital it is a haven of tranquility for both wildlife and people. The Centre holds the Gold Award for Green Business Tourism, and in 2012 was voted Britain's Favourite Nature Reserve in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards.
Address: WWT London, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT
London Museum of Water & Steam
Waterworks - This new gallery tells the story of London's water supply as the vital lifeblood of our city. Splash Zone - Brand new outdoor splashy fun for all the family in the Waterwheel Courtyard. Museum Garden - The garden is the perfect spot for picnicking when visiting.
Address: Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, London, TW8 0EN