Stretching into the Thames Valley with the sprawl of one of the world’s greatest cities, Greater London is more than suburbs and commuter trains. Thirty-two boroughs conspire to bring you everything from palatial gardens to urban farms to famed sporting events—and all at much lower prices than in the heart of London. Leafy and rural Richmond offers the ideal respite from urban bustle, with its parks and waterways, while nearby Kew offers a more manicured green experience with its world-famous gardens. The affluent suburb Wimbledon may be best known for its annual Lawn Tennis Championships, but its ponds and windmill-dotted parks offer active leisure all year around. Roman villas and twenty-mile-long “caves” round out the activities in South London’s Bromley, while College Farm in the North’s Finchley gives city folk a chance to interact with farmyard animals. The bargains of West London lure budget travelers and backpackers—and no one can resist an afternoon stroll along the Thames. If this is what “urban sprawl” is all about, we’re loving it.