Wednesday 4 May 2005 3.35pm
There are lots of parks within walking distance ... eastwards you'll get to Southwark Park: it is huge and has a great playground for children (plus duckpond) - there's also a daily One o'clock club. You could walk along River towards it but you'll need to cross Jamaica Road
to get to it.
There is a park (with tennis courts and another playground) on Bermondsey Street
; another with playground and gardens on Leathermarket St (this also is the home of Bermondsey Village Hall
where there are lots of childrens activities throughout the week); another on Long Lane
close to the bottom of Bermondsey Street
, again with a playground.
Eastwards along the river from Shad Thames
towards Rotherhithe, there is also a big park area (with another playground).
A short hop on the Jubilee line from London Bridge to Westminster, you can get on foot to St James's Park (with a fantastic - and child friendly Inn on the Park restaurant/cafe); this then leads almost seamlessly into Green Park; and then onto Hyde Park.
There is also the whole of the South Bank area (great for pram pushing) - green space in front of the Tate Modern
... and by the London Eye
Hope you enjoy the summer here!