Now that summer is here, it’s time to head outside. Whether you’re meeting friends for a picnic or looking to top up your tan, living close to a green space in London is always ideal. Here’s our pick of our top properties for sale near a park:

Rufford Street, N1

The last property remaining at the boutique Rufford Mews development is this unique two bedroom penthouse. It overlooks Bingfield Park, which has plenty of green space to relax on as well as a football/basketball court for getting active. Arrange a viewing here.

Bow Wharf, E3

Bow Wharf is a new build residential development overlooking the Hertford Union Canal, on the other side of which is Victoria Park. The park borders Bethnal Green, South Hackney, Cambridge Heath, and Old Ford, and holds two cafes, two playgrounds, sporting facilities, a skatepark, a bathing pond, and over 80 hectares of space. Arrange a viewing here.

Green Lanes, N16

This stunning three bedroom maisonette on Green Lanes is just down the road from the popular Clissold Park in Stoke Newington. Recently renovated in 2011, Clissold Park holds a children’s play area, aviary and animal enclosures, fountains, a multi-use games area, a refreshment kiosk and moreArrange a viewing here.

De Beauvoir Square, N1

As well as having a fabulous garden of its own, this five bedroom, grade II listed property sits on De Beauvoir Square, which is filled with beautiful rose beds, lawn areas, and a children’s play area. Lots of neighbourhood events also take part on the square. The park holds a Green Flag award. The awards are given to the best green spaces in the country and are awarded each year to make sure the quality of the green space remains high. Arrange a viewing here.

Quadra, E8

Quadra is a new development, overlooking London Fields in Hackney. London Fields is a popular spot whatever the weather with people out jogging, barbecuing and relaxing. Every Sunday there is a farmer’s market from 10am to 2pm with an array of produce on offer. Arrange a viewing here.

Poets Road, N5

This charming three bedroom maisonette is a stone’s throw from Islington Green, which straddles the border between Islington and Hackney, and is used like a village green. Community groups hold fairs there, and there is plenty of lawn space to sit and relax, as well as a café and a children’s play area. Arrange a viewing here.