Wandle Meadow Nature Park, Earlsfield

Victoria Embankment Gardens, Charing Cross Adrian Chinery / Alamy Stock Photo

The Thames isn't the only river in London; a much smaller, more quaint waterway flows from Battersea down to Croydon, with much of it bordered by a rather lovely path. The section that runs from Wandle Meadow Nature Park in Tooting up to Earlsfield is lovely for a stroll next to the cooling water.