London’s Parsons Green, located in the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, is full of great places to visit and see. Despite its zone 2 central location, the collection of independent shops and restaurants gives you the feeling you have stepped out of the station into a quaint English village. The contrast of restaurants, bars and shops with large green spaces, makes it a great place to escape the city buzz. Here are our top 5 picks of things to do if you find yourself in and around Parsons Green:
Located on New Kings Road, and just a 6-minute walk from Parsons Green tube station, Tell Your Friends is a restaurant and bar which strives to make delicious comfort food, using only vegan ingredients. Don’t be put off if you are a meat eater, TYF isn’t just serving salads! You might be surprised by the range of delicious meat alternatives served here, from the beers and wine to the vegan fish and chips, everything is made using ethically sourced ingredients! Beautifully served food, combined with neon lights and aesthetic interior makes this the perfect instagram-able spot, why not give it a go for a guilt-free bite to eat?
This large pub’s terrace overlooks the green, making for the perfect outdoor place to enjoy a drink with friends. This spot was originally one of the most iconic Sloane pubs in London, and is still known to regulars as the “sloaney pony”. With a history dating back to 1688, and it’s beautifully classic interior and vast outdoor seating space it is certainly not one to miss! This pub has twice been listed as one of “London's best pubs”, presumably due to its wide range of ales, bottled brews and its fantastic selection of food - a perfect stop off to warm up during these winter months!
3) Green Spaces
Parsons Green is situated between plenty of picturesque green spaces, so if you are in the area and craving an escape from the bustle of London’s city life, Parsons Green provides the perfect contrast, combining plenty of cosy restaurants and bars with open green spaces.
Bishops Park offers the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing al fresco lunch in the warmer months, or to enjoy a brisk winter walk now it is getting colder. With views enhanced by its riverside location, Bishops Park is the home to many events throughout the year including numerous park runs, firework displays and the highly anticipated boat race! Another fantastic outdoor spot is The Hurlingham Park, located just an 8 minute stroll from Parsons Green tube station. This spot is a massive hit amongst its more sporty visitors, or those looking to feel some peaceful tranquility!
4) Clip n Climb
If you are looking for something a bit more athletic which will get your adrenaline pumping we certainly recommend a visit to Clip n Climb, located just a 14-minute stroll from Parsons Green station. This indoor climbing activity centre is unlike any other in London and will definitely test both your agility and courage as you work around the different activity stations. This is a great place to visit at any age, even if you haven't been climbing before! Need to escape a rainy London day or simply want to get moving whilst doing something fun? Give this spot a try!
If you are in need of a good pamper, or even just some down time to get a blowdry and catch up with a friend 261 are the perfect place to pop in to. Mixing instagramable interiors with high-quality service and hair expertise, Hair@261 is the ultimate place to relax and maybe even try out a new look! The team are welcoming and friendly and will be sure to offer you one of their speciality gin cocktails on arrival. With a vast array of services, treatments and advice you may have just found your new favourite salon!