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Scenic days out near Fizzy Living – green walks to help beat the winter blues

With January finally over and the new year well underway, what better way to beat the winter blues than exploring London’s huge variety of beautiful scenic spots? We have listed some of our favourite nature escapes in the city to energise and inspire as winter draws to a close.

Canning Town

For Canning Town residents, Bow Creek Ecology Park is a must visit. This former ironworks, shipyard and coal wharf has been transformed into a wildlife haven and the park is a charming place to visit any time of year. It has won the prestigious Green Flag Park Award four years running and is the perfect place to take some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Thames Barrier Park is a unique, award winning landscape just a stone’s throw away from Fizzy Canning Town. Here you can find an abundance of wildlife, a coffee shop with stunning views of the river, a children's play area and a vast open green space ideal for dog walks.  

Stepney Green 

Victoria Park is one of London’s most important historic parks that is situated in Tower Hamlets. Why not make a day of exploring this part of the city? A favourite route is the ‘green corridor’, stretching from the River Thames at Limehouse, linking up to Mile End, Victoria and Olympic parks, finishing at the Hackney Marshes in time for a pub lunch.

Set in tranquil gardens Eastbury Manor House is an unexpected treasure located just 30 minutes away from Fizzy Stepney Green. Discover the extraordinary history of grounds spanning more than 450 years, walk around the beautiful gardens or wander through the historic house. 

Walthamstow

Our residents at Fizzy Walthamstow don’t have to walk very far to be surrounded by some of London’s most beautiful, natural scenery. Walthamstow Wetlands is the city’s largest wetland nature reserve. There is plenty to see and do in this urban oasis, from walks to workshops, the wetlands offer fantastic educational experiences for all. February is jam packed with fun activities to keep your little ones entertained at half term.

Poplar

On the roof top of Crossrail Place in Canary Wharf, discover a beautiful 300-metre rooftop garden where visitors can take a stroll and relax amongst the exotic planting. For those working in Canary Wharf next door why not spend an hour here at lunch and recharge your batteries? If you’re looking for some weekend entertainment, this tropical escape also plays host to a series of wonderful events throughout the year.

Epsom 

Epsom Common is a 176 hectare reserve dedicated to conserving wildlife. The site has a range of distinctive habitats including woodland, grassland and the stunning Epsom Lake, making it a fantastic place to get back to nature. The best part is that this beautiful landscape is right next door to Fizzy Epsom. 

Hayes

Situated close to the city center and the nearby countryside, our Fizzy Hayes residents have the best of both worlds. If you’re looking to escape the city for a day this weekend a must visit is the beautiful Cliveden Park. Home to glorious gardens, a giant maze, woodlands and the orangery café overlooking the River Thames.

Hayes residents are truly spoilt for choice, Osterly Park is only a short journey from Fizzy yet feels worlds away from the busy City. Spend the day exploring the stunning stately home and grounds where the winter garden will be in full display. Why not bring the family here over half term? There will be a full program of events running to help keep the kids entertained, including story telling from the tiger who came to tea.

Lewisham

Just 20 minutes from our South East London developments sits the stunning Eltham Palace. Discover the history of this eclectic residence dating back to Tudor times and its transformation over the years. Head out into 19 acres of beautiful, award-winning gardens, and if you have little ones, watch them climb, jump and explore in the play area, finishing off the day off with a cream tea in the glasshouse café.

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