London is one of the few unique cities that offer a nature escape in the heart of the city. While a lot of people know about its massive parks, not many know about some great city farms- that give you a taste of the countryside without leaving London.
Book an extravagant stay at the Grand Royal Hotel London, in the heart of the city and continue your journey with a fresh array of fun and educational activities at one of London’s many city farms. It’s a unique opportunity to connect with nature and learn about animal welfare. If you’re an animal lover at heart, grab this chance to meet and feed the farm animals. Also, spend some quality time exploring the gardens and playgrounds for kids at these animal farms, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Vauxhall City Farm
Vauxhall City Farm is one of London’s oldest and most beloved urban farms, moments away from your stay at the Park Grand Hotel. The farm is home to over 100 animals, including pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, and rabbits. Feel free to meet and feed the animals, learn about their care, and even help with farm chores, if you’d like. More than just a farm, it’s a place where people of all ages come together to support the local community. In addition to its many animal residents, Vauxhall City Farm also has a thriving community garden and a variety of educational programs, family activity days and immersive workshops on sustainable living for both children and adults.
Remember, the farm opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Freightliners Farm is a two-and-a-half-acre green oasis in the heart of Islington, London. A city farm, a community hub, and a charitable organisation, Freightliner is home to several animals and offers horse riding and outdoor therapy, with about 40,000 visitors each year.
Admission here is free of charge and the opening hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., all days of the week except Tuesdays, when it remains closed.
Kentish Town City Farm
Kentish Town City Farm is a learning space for people of all ages and abilities. Founded in 1972, the farm has been providing lifelong education on sustainable living, animal welfare, and eco-consciousness. Visit the Kentish Town City Farms, only a short commute from your hotel in Hyde Park and see animals frolicking in the sunshine on their farm abode as you listen to the sound of birdsong in the air.
The farm remains open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., all days of the week and the entry is free!
Oasis Farm Waterloo
Nestled in the heart of London, Oasis Farm Waterloo is a flourishing community space to spend time with animals and understand their eating habits and environment better. This unique farm is dedicated to disadvantaged young people, providing them with opportunities to learn about farming and food production. While the farm is typically closed to the public for therapeutic courses, it opens twice a month for volunteering and family days that you can be a part of.
Include these amazing farms in your London itinerary and have the best farm experiences, promising the most memorable time in the city, ever!