As I mentioned previously, one of the best aspects of London is the abundance of outdoor space. Dozens of beautiful parks, big and small, are sprinkled throughout the city, each providing a nice getaway from the surrounding maze of buildings.
Of all the parks in London, my favorite is Primrose Hill just north of Regent's Park. Yes, I love it for its proximity to my apartment. However, I also love the sweeping views of the city you can't find anywhere else. If the weather is nice out, make sure to bring a blanket (and perhaps some wine) to relax along the slopes of the hill. The park may get busy but it seldom feels crowded.
The only thing better than sitting atop Primrose Hill on a beautiful day is visiting the park at night. As you peer down from the peak of the hill, you are treated to dozens of cast-iron lamp posts strewn about the park. The glowing orbs seem to float in the dark of the night and create an enchanting and captivating experience.
Primrose Hill is 5 minutes from the Chalk Farm tube station on the Northern Line. The walk takes you along Regent's Park Road, which is lined with great boutiques and restaurants. Grab a drink at Little One Coffee before heading to the park. On the way back, stop by The Pembroke for a pint and a bite to eat.