Best Forests in London

Check out the top Forests in London, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Epping Forest
1. Epping Forest
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60 local reviews
Epping Forest
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Andrew
Epping forest is huge and well worth a visit to get in touch with nature. It can be accessed in various places…
Christopher
Epping Forest is a great place to visit for the day or you can even stay in the Campsite at Debden which is ni…
Phaedra
Toms personal favourite to escape the city. An ancient forest to get lost in and there's always something new …
1. Epping Forest
1. Epping Forest
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60 local reviews
Epping Forest
Andrew
Andrew
Epping forest is huge and well worth a visit to get in touch with nature. It can be accessed in various places, via car or by walking from t…
Christopher
Christopher
Epping Forest is a great place to visit for the day or you can even stay in the Campsite at Debden which is nice with plenty of facilities a…
Phaedra
Phaedra
Toms personal favourite to escape the city. An ancient forest to get lost in and there's always something new to discover. A 15 minute walk …
2. Horniman Museum and Gardens
2. Horniman Museum and Gardens
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210 local reviews
100 London Rd
Open · Closes 5:30 PM
+44 20 8699 1872
MuseumParkPoint of interest
Leon
The Horniman Museum in Forest Hill is a free museum with extensive collections of anthropology, natural histor…
Jackie
The hidden gem of South London the Horniman in Forest Hill houses an extensive collection of anthropology, na…
Margarete
Natural history museum, massive instruments collection and aquarium. Lovely garden and museums cafe. No entran…
2. Horniman Museum and Gardens
2. Horniman Museum and Gardens
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210 local reviews
100 London Rd
Open · Closes 5:30 PM
+44 20 8699 1872
Leon
Leon
The Horniman Museum in Forest Hill is a free museum with extensive collections of anthropology, natural history and musical instruments. The…
Jackie
Jackie
The hidden gem of South London the Horniman in Forest Hill houses an extensive collection of anthropology, natural history and musical inst…
Margarete
Margarete
Natural history museum, massive instruments collection and aquarium. Lovely garden and museums cafe. No entrance fee. Just take the bus 180 …
3. Hampstead Heath
3. Hampstead Heath
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641 local reviews
Hampstead Heath
+44 20 7332 3322
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Anna
Hampstead Heath is is a beautiful, vast park, having greenery ranging from forest to Kenwood House gardens. T…
Tom
This is London's most stunning green space - a vast heathland with forest, lakes, swimming ponds, a Lido and g…
Cathy
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Swim in the natural ponds in the summer or go for a coffee in the gardens of …
3. Hampstead Heath
3. Hampstead Heath
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641 local reviews
Hampstead Heath
+44 20 7332 3322
Anna
Anna
Hampstead Heath is is a beautiful, vast park, having greenery ranging from forest to Kenwood House gardens. The Heath has some of the best …
Tom
Tom
This is London's most stunning green space - a vast heathland with forest, lakes, swimming ponds, a Lido and great view out over London from…
Cathy
Cathy
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Swim in the natural ponds in the summer or go for a coffee in the gardens of Kenwood house. Lovely winter w…
4. Epping Forest
4. Epping Forest
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10 local reviews
Epping Forest, London
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
ParkEstablishment
Thomas Jesus
This walk takes you on tracks and paths through the ancient woodland of Epping Forest. The forest has a signif…
Celia
There are numerous walks to be taken in Epping Forest. You can find them on line and download. The Forest is…
Yiannis
A forest in London! There is good mountain biking and walking here - just catch the central line to Loughton.
4. Epping Forest
4. Epping Forest
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10 local reviews
Epping Forest, London
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
Thomas Jesus
Thomas Jesus
This walk takes you on tracks and paths through the ancient woodland of Epping Forest. The forest has a significant population of the distin…
Celia
Celia
There are numerous walks to be taken in Epping Forest. You can find them on line and download. The Forest is about a short tube journey or…
Yiannis
Yiannis
A forest in London! There is good mountain biking and walking here - just catch the central line to Loughton.
5. Go Ape
5. Go Ape
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19 local reviews
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Victoria
Adventure-activity chain venue where groups explore the forest canopy via a treetop rope course. -
Lydia
Adventure-activity chain venue where groups explore the forest canopy via a treetop rope course.
Jo
Adventure-activity chain venue where groups explore the forest canopy via a treetop rope course.
5. Go Ape
5. Go Ape
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19 local reviews
Victoria
Victoria
Adventure-activity chain venue where groups explore the forest canopy via a treetop rope course. -
Lydia
Lydia
Adventure-activity chain venue where groups explore the forest canopy via a treetop rope course.
Jo
Jo
Adventure-activity chain venue where groups explore the forest canopy via a treetop rope course.
6. Vestry House Museum
6. Vestry House Museum
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22 local reviews
Vestry House Museum, London
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+44 20 8496 4391
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Nicola
Vestry House Museum presents the history of Waltham Forest. Situated in Walthamstow Village, the building used…
Pippa & Henry
Why not also visit nearby Vestry House Museum, which tells the history of the people of Waltham Forest. The Mu…
Rob
Free museum dedicated to the ancient history of Waltham Forest. Walthamstow is first recorded in the Doomsday …
6. Vestry House Museum
6. Vestry House Museum
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22 local reviews
Vestry House Museum, London
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+44 20 8496 4391
Nicola
Nicola
Vestry House Museum presents the history of Waltham Forest. Situated in Walthamstow Village, the building used to house the parish workhouse…
Pippa & Henry
Pippa & Henry
Why not also visit nearby Vestry House Museum, which tells the history of the people of Waltham Forest. The Museum offers a regular programm…
Rob
Rob
Free museum dedicated to the ancient history of Waltham Forest. Walthamstow is first recorded in the Doomsday book from the 11th century, so…
7. Sylvan Post
7. Sylvan Post
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25 local reviews
24-28 Dartmouth Rd
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+44 20 8291 5712
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Janet
Once a Post Office, Sylvan Post is a corner stone of Forest Hill life. Original 1960′s Post Office features, l…
Sara
Cheap cheerful good food and great eclectic decor. Been converted from the Forest Hill Post Office, incorpora…
Mary
Restaurant serving posh pub grub in a converted post office! Near to Forest Hill train station
7. Sylvan Post
7. Sylvan Post
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25 local reviews
24-28 Dartmouth Rd
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+44 20 8291 5712
Janet
Janet
Once a Post Office, Sylvan Post is a corner stone of Forest Hill life. Original 1960′s Post Office features, low lighting and ‘vintage charm…
Sara
Sara
Cheap cheerful good food and great eclectic decor. Been converted from the Forest Hill Post Office, incorporates some of its features.
Mary
Mary
Restaurant serving posh pub grub in a converted post office! Near to Forest Hill train station
8. Kyoto Garden
8. Kyoto Garden
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63 local reviews
Holland Park Ave
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+44 20 7361 3003
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Sarah
Japenese gardens, roaming peacocks and a mini forest walk all off Notting Hill in Holland Park
Benjamin
Japenese gardens, roaming peacocks and a mini forest walk all off Notting Hill in Holland Park
Shoan
Great spot in Holland park which is a bit more forest like
8. Kyoto Garden
8. Kyoto Garden
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63 local reviews
Holland Park Ave
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+44 20 7361 3003
Sarah
Sarah
Japenese gardens, roaming peacocks and a mini forest walk all off Notting Hill in Holland Park
Benjamin
Benjamin
Japenese gardens, roaming peacocks and a mini forest walk all off Notting Hill in Holland Park
Shoan
Shoan
Great spot in Holland park which is a bit more forest like
9. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
9. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
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6 local reviews
13 Coventry St
Open · Closes 10:30 PM
020 3763 5288
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
Emily
Based on Forest Gump, this lovely shrimp restaurant from the USA has opened its first restaurant in London! Am…
9. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
9. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
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6 local reviews
13 Coventry St
Open · Closes 10:30 PM
020 3763 5288
Emily
Emily
Based on Forest Gump, this lovely shrimp restaurant from the USA has opened its first restaurant in London! Amazing food and the restaurant …
10. Epping Forest Visitor Centre
10. Epping Forest Visitor Centre
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5 local reviews
Travel agencyPoint of interestEstablishment
Michelle
Epping Forest is an area of ancient woodland straddling the border between north-east London and Essex. It is …
Susy
This is a great place to drive and start a walk in the forest. The visitor centre has lots of interesting loca…
Kay
High Beach Forest Centre, situated at a traditional Epping Forest beauty spot, is a great place to picnic and …
10. Epping Forest Visitor Centre
10. Epping Forest Visitor Centre
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5 local reviews
Michelle
Michelle
Epping Forest is an area of ancient woodland straddling the border between north-east London and Essex. It is a former royal forest. It cov…
Susy
Susy
This is a great place to drive and start a walk in the forest. The visitor centre has lots of interesting local and nature information. Ther…
Kay
Kay
High Beach Forest Centre, situated at a traditional Epping Forest beauty spot, is a great place to picnic and an ideal stop on your way thro…
11. Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
11. Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
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37 local reviews
Southern Grove
+44 20 8983 1277
ParkCemeteryPoint of interest
Qi
The hidden gem in a busy city like London, the only forest like park in the city centre, perfect for relaxing …
Benjamin
A really unique forest and cemetery in central London.
11. Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
11. Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
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37 local reviews
Southern Grove
+44 20 8983 1277
Qi
Qi
The hidden gem in a busy city like London, the only forest like park in the city centre, perfect for relaxing and walking, bird sighting etc…
Benjamin
Benjamin
A really unique forest and cemetery in central London.
12. Hollow Pond
12. Hollow Pond
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22 local reviews
Hollow Pond
Natural featureEstablishment
Angelina
This is a scenic part of Epping Forest if you fancy a countryside walk in London! As well only a quick bus rid…
Phaedra
Good local spot for a jog and entrance into Epping Forest.
Anthony
A lovely place for a forest trail.
12. Hollow Pond
12. Hollow Pond
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22 local reviews
Hollow Pond
Angelina
Angelina
This is a scenic part of Epping Forest if you fancy a countryside walk in London! As well only a quick bus ride away (route W12).
Phaedra
Phaedra
Good local spot for a jog and entrance into Epping Forest.
Anthony
Anthony
A lovely place for a forest trail.