Discover the best Green Areas around UCL
24 October 2020
We all need a little getaway sometimes, but why not try to escape the big city life in the beautiful green areas around UCL? Second year student Zofia Ziolkowska is here to help you get to know the parks and squares around the university’s main campus.
The park has plenty of benches to use and is surrounded by tall trees which make you feel like you’re in a natural fortress. You can grab a cup of coffee, tea or sandwich from the most lovable Ginger Jules Café in the little brick house inside the park – vegan options available.
Tavistock Square Garden
A real treat for all the wildlife enthusiasts, this public garden hosts various bird species and an abundance of squirrels. If you’re feeling brave, try to bring some nuts and a squirrel might even pick them from your hand!
You can also check out the various statues including the ones of Mahatma Gandhi and Virginia Woolf. Other than that, there is a Pret A Manger and a Starbucks right next to the square so you could definitely have your coffee and lunch in the stunning scenery.
On the warmer days it is a great spot to study, sunbathe or even have a drink. There is also an Italian café in the middle serving food and excellent coffee with an adorable tree aisle leading up to it. Additionally, the square is in close proximity to the British Museum.
A 15-minute walk from main campus lies this gem. Regent’s Park is definitely one you wouldn’t want to miss!
If you’re down for a bit of a walk, definitely take a hike up Primrose Hill to see the beautiful panoramic view of London’s skyline. This park is also where the London Zoo is located.
Note on parks opening times:
All of the areas mentioned follow a sunrise till sundown opening times. It means that in the winter when the sun sets quickly you can expect these to close as early as 4:30PM. Make sure to plan your visit accordingly!
Image credit: Zofia Ziolkowska and maps.google.com