Richmond Park is the Best Park for Social Distancing and the other parks you can enjoy safely

The latest update to social distancing rules means that we can spend more time in London’s gorgeous green parks, but which parks offer up the most space for us to enjoy safely?

Researchers from Essential Living have found the biggest parks and calculated just how many people can safely enjoy London’s green spaces, whilst still adhering to social distancing rules. 

Hampstead Heath North London credit: Alt A Review

Here’s how the 6 largest parks in London stacked up:


Richmond Park, Greater London – 9.53km²

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Richmond Park is situated in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and was created by Charles I in the 17th century as a deer park. The largest of London’s Royal Parks, it is of national and international importance for wildlife conservation. With an impressive size of 9.53km² – comparable in size to Paris’s Bois de Vincennes and around three times the size of Central Park in New York! 

So, Richmond Park may be the best place to go for social distancing as Essential Living has calculated that it could fit a whopping 684,788 visitors with everyone maintaining two metres between each other. 

Allow yourself to 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.

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