Green Flag awards for 28 more London spaces as capital looks like it's getting cleaner

Green Flag Awards were handed out to 351 London spaces Credit: PA

Almost 30 open spaces across London have been recognised for the first time by the Green Flag scheme.

This year, 28 open spaces across the capital were handed their first ever Green Flag award - recognition of their commitment to high environmental standards.

The borough of Hillingdon saw the highest number of new winners, celebrating five nominations.

London made up 351 of 2016's awards. Green Flag nominated a total of 1,686 open spaces across the UK.

The award has run since 1996 and judges open spaces by eight criteria. These included: clean and well maintained; safe; conservation and heritage; welcoming; sustainable.

Pasley Park in Kennington is among the first-time winners Credit: Google

London's first time Green Flag award winners:

  • Market Hall Borough Market

  • Red Cross Garden

  • Churchill Gardens Estate

  • Heathfield Gardens

  • Montpelier Park

  • Broomfield Park

  • Arnos Park

  • Hale Village

  • Alexandra Road Park

  • Woodberry Downs Park

  • Mark Street Gardens

  • Tottenham Green

  • Woodside Park

  • Central Park (Havering)

  • Rise Park

  • Hoggs Back

  • Northwood Recreation Ground

  • Philpots Farm

  • West Drayton Cemetery

  • Polish War Memorial and Gardens

  • West Norwood Cemetery

  • Pasley Park

  • Victory Park

  • Meath Gardens

  • Workhouse Wood

  • Millers Pond

  • South Parklands Imperial Wharf

  • Stepney City Farm

  • Clayhall Park

  • Seven Kings Park