When the sun shines, there is no better place to be in London than in one of its many parks. Wherever you go in London, there is always a park within walking distance. We take a look at some of the most famous.
Hyde Park is undoubtedly the most well known of all the London Parks. Stretching from Oxford Street out to far end of Kensington and easily accessible to those staying in Regency House Hotel London. Hyde Park has been the setting for major events, celebrations in London’s history, as well as being a popular place to relax. It covers a massive 350 acres of open space. Londoners come to play games, sit and chat, relax with a book or simply sunbathe. But that’s not all, you can also go boating on the Serpentine Lake, have a game of tennis or go horse riding. It is also home to many famous landmarks including Speakers Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales’ Memorial Fountain.
Just next door is Kensington Gardens. This is another Royal Park and houses acres of beautiful flower beds amid which Londoners and tourists alike stroll and admire the beautiful setting. An irresistible photo opportunity can be found in the centre of Kensington Gardens in the form of the famous Peter Pan Statue, celebrating the tale of the Boy Who Never Grew Up, preferring instead to fight pirates in a land beyond the moon. One of the largest palaces in the city can be found here - Kensington Palace whose residents include the royal Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
St James Park is a great place to walk along the many paths around the two lakes, meet the many birds that live in the park and sit for a while on a seat, relaxing quietly. Step onto the Blue Bridge for some spectacular views across the lake towards Buckingham Palace, Horse Guards Parade and Big Ben. Over on Duck Island, you can meet the resident colony of pelicans.
Green Park is a wonderful triangle of land between Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly and Constitution Hill. The large expanses of green lawns formed a setting for some of the London 2012 Olympics events. Now it forms a very peaceful, relaxing spot to picnic or sunbathe, or simply resting weary feet after a long trek round the many tourist spots of London. In addition, there are many luxury Hotels near Oxford Street and other parts of the city that gives visitors a lavish tour with comfortable stay.
Moving northwards past Euston Railway Station is another of the most famous parks in London – Regents Park very close to Hotels in Bloomsbury London. This is an area much loved by Londoners as it includes some of the most famous places in the city. For over a century, it has housed London Zoo, a place where generations of children have discovered the magic of animals and learned to appreciate the many different types that exist in our world. Climbing the slopes of Primrose Hill takes time, but the resultant views are stunning. While for flower lovers, Queen Mary’s Gardens contain over 400 varieties of roses.
With parks like these, it is no wonder that Londoners treasure their green spaces