Waterlow Park: the peaceful alternative to Hampstead Heath
Since September 1st is the start of autumn and we’ll soon be saying goodbye to the summer, I thought I’d share some photos of an autumnal Waterlow Park to celebrate one of the best parts of my favourite season — long Sunday walks.
These photos were taken last year on an exploration around Highgate, just when the leaves were turning golden orange and before they’d fallen off the trees.
The colours made the view all the more impressive…
On our way around the park, we happened across the statue of Sydney H. Waterlow, a philanthropist and politician who donated the park to the public as “a garden for the gardenless”.
All this colour made the lake (pond?) look quite dramatic.
While you’re there, take a walk around the gardens of Lauderdale House (which was sadly closed when we visited) and take in the equally-dramatic statues:
Waterlow Park: the essentials
Opening times: 7.30am-8pm, daily
Nearest Tube: Archway
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