Beloved by Stokey locals, Clissold Park is a total gem. It’s got tennis courts and bowling green for when you’re feeling particularly energetic, but the park itself is big enough to get a good stroll in. You can see the whole thing by walking the perimeter, looping in the Grade-II listed Clissold House and the lakes. Plus it’s one of the only urban parks that’s home to animals. Where else are you gonna see goats, deer, swans and terrapins in North London?
As it’s one the biggest green spaces south of the river, The Common has become a popular festival site, but it’s defo worth a visit once all the stages have disappeared. It’s packed with sports facilities and home to a fair few joggers, yet it never feels overcrowded. Hit the three ponds on your autumn walk and make sure you pass by the iconic late-Victorian bandstand before you head for a coffee..it makes for one hell of insta.