Explorers Connect

Even in London there are some secret wild corners. Here are a few of our favourites.  If you want to go for an explore and fancy some company put up an Event on the EC London FB Group and invite others to join you. Happy Exploring! Send us your favourites and we'll add them to the list. 

St Dunstan-in-the-East (Tower Hill)

A secret garden in the shell of the former Church of St Dunstan. It was built around 1100 and is Grade 1 listed. Severely damaged in the Blitz, its very atmospheric. Now a public but very secluded garden in the heart of the city. 

Hampstead Hill Garden (Hampstead Heath)

You'll know Hampstead Heath but have you missed the eerie splendour of West Heath? Think lines of Edwardian columns tangled in roots and climbing plants.

Kyoto Garden (Holland Park)

An unmissable Japanese oasis filled with colourful plants, shrubs, water features.  Breathtaking all year round. 


Isabella Plantation (Richmond Park)

40 acre woodland of rare and unusual trees and shrubs and linked by ornate bridges and hidden paths. Colourful in the autumn! 

Shhh, just don't tell everyone!



Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0