After months of dreary London winter, complete with a few unwelcome visits from the ‘beast from the east’, Spring is here and the city is finally beginning to look green again.
Sure, the capital’s Instagrammers enjoyed capturing the city in the snow for a while, but nothing brightens up your feed quite like a bit of sun.
From the city’s best-known parks to hidden gems dotted around the city, these are the most Instagrammable green spaces to discover this Spring.
Regent’s Park combines huge open park space with welcoming pathways and ornate gardens, meaning there’s always plenty to discover.
This hidden spot in Islington is nestled right next to St Andrew’s Church and at just 0.35 hectares it is the smallest nature reserve in the city.
The huge green space of Greenwich Park offers Instagrammers the chance to capture great views under the shadow of the Royal Observatory.
The Phoenix Garden
This community garden in the Borough of Camden is a serene space perfect for a enjoying a moment of reflection and a quick photo opportunity.
The sprawling expanses of Richmond Park are some of the most interesting green space in London and its deer park is a great place to capture wildlife on camera too.
Camley Street Nature Park
Found just around the corner from St Pancras, urban nature reserve Camley Street Natural Park is a great spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
Abney Park Cemetery
A cemetery might seem like a strange place to venture to on a sunny day, but Abney Park Cemetery in Stoke Newington is one of the prettiest green spaces in North London.
Isabella Plantation - Richmond Park
Richmond Park is full of fantastic spaces but the Isabella Plantation towards the south of the park is a stunningly colourful spot and well worth seeking out.
Hyde Park might be one of the city’s largest and best-known spaces but the combination of sprawling greenery and idyllic lakes make this an intriguing prospect for Instagrammers.
Hampstead Heath is known for its stunning views of the city and vast green spaces. It’s one of the nicest spots to discover in north west London.
This east London favourite is packed with fantastic photo opportunities, not least the Chinese Pagoda towards the southern side of the park.
St James's Park
Westminster’s St James’s Park is one of the most picturesque spots in central London and could be a great option for your next weekend Instagram sessions.
Hackney Marshes might conjure up images of Sunday league football and dog walkers, but there really is so much to discover in this idyllic part of east London.