5 frosty walks towards a cosy pub
Make the most of the frosty weather and wrap up to amble through some gorgeous, stunning sights, before stopping off at a cosy nearby pub to warm up your bones and nourish your soul.
Main image (c) Gareth Lofthouse
As the largest of London’s Royal Parks, Richmond Park contains a variety of stunning winter paths that take you on a winding adventure. Our favourite spots include the Isabella Plantation, where you can amble around the ponds and spots such as the Heather Garden. Then, when the cold becomes too biting, step into the Lass O’ Richmond Hill, just a couple minutes walk out of Richmond Gate, where warm hearths and cosy seats await you. A dog-friendly, village-style pub, its fires maximise cosiness, and the food is hearty.
A wintry Richmond Park (c) Gareth Lofthouse
The Lass O’ Richmond Hill
A gorgeous paradise of understated natural beauty, a stroll through Battersea Park truly feels like finding a little pocket of Eden amidst the bustle of the city. In the cold weather, you can walk alongside the icy river and feel the frost crunch beneath your feet. Then stop off at The Lighthouse, a homely, intimate pub serving delicious warming plates, from warm goats’ cheese with Puy lentils to an out-of-this-world Sunday roast.
Wimbledon and Putney Commons
Amble across spectacular open green space through Wimbledon & Putney Commons and Putney Heath. Take some atmospheric, aesthetic photos beside the icy pond. Once the cold has entered your bones, make a stop at the Hand in Hand, a homely inn serving delicious Sunday roasts and delectable pies.
Wimbledon and Putney Commons (Courtesy of WPCC)
Hampton Court – Home Park
Take a magical stroll through Home Park, through to the breath-taking sights of The King’s Field. Occupying 750 acres of ancient parkland, Home Park is a truly beautiful walking area where deer can be spotted on a wintery day. Then you can head out near the river to pop into The Foresters Arms, a local staple which has been a favourite watering hole since 1861. Enjoy an extensive drinks menu and yummy platters, plus larger dishes including a truly good steak.
If you like wide open spaces and the feeling of the cold breeze on your cheeks, take a walk through Clapham Common on a wintery day. You can enjoy the expansive open air and spot some geese, before heading into The Windmill at the edge of the Common to feel some well-deserved warmth! Savour a drink at the bar or head to the restaurant for lunch.