Did you know that London is actually one of the world’s leading cities in terms of green and wild spaces?
For a city 15 times the size of Paris, a staggering 18% of the Greater London area is made up of gardens, parkland or wild spaces. And the city is littered with thousands of beautiful and magical parks- so which ones are best to visit?
Well, from your room in the stunning Park Grand London Lancaster Gate Hotel you’ll be in the perfect location to explore several of the city’s finest parks- two of which are on your doorstep!
Make the most of your central London accommodation and check out these wonderful city parks.
One of the most famous and largest parks in London, Hyde Park is a must-visit.
It features vast open spaces, a boating lake called the Serpentine, and beautiful gardens. Take a leisurely stroll, rent a rowboat, or enjoy a picnic by the water.
Hyde Park is also known for hosting concerts and events throughout the year, including the famous “Proms in the Park” during the summer.
From the park you can nip over the road and enjoy the finest restaurants in Lancaster Gate; on your hotel’s doorstep.
Regent’s Park is an exquisite park located in central London. It is home to stunning rose gardens, picturesque lakes, and the London Zoo.
Explore the Queen Mary’s Gardens, known for their vibrant flower displays, or visit the boating lake and rent a pedal boat. The park also houses the Open Air Theatre, which showcases various performances during the summer months.
Situated in the historic Greenwich area, Greenwich Park offers breathtaking views of the city skyline and the River Thames.
The park is home to the Royal Observatory, where you can stand on the Prime Meridian Line which divides the east and west hemispheres, and explore the fascinating world of astronomy.
Enjoy a walk through the park’s flower gardens, visit the deer enclosure, or climb to the top of the hill for panoramic views.
St. James’s Park
Located near Buckingham Palace, St. James’s Park is one of the most beautiful and well-maintained parks in London. Its central location and stunning views make it a popular spot for both tourists and locals.
Explore the lake, home to a variety of waterfowl, and admire the iconic views of Buckingham Palace and the Horse Guards Parade. The park also features a charming café and a children’s playground.
Escape to nature at Hampstead Heath, a vast green space located in North London.
This park offers rolling hills, woodlands, and swimming ponds. Take a refreshing dip in the Hampstead Heath Bathing Ponds, go for a jog along the trails, or enjoy a picnic while taking in the panoramic views of the city.
The park also includes Parliament Hill, which provides stunning vistas of London’s skyline.
Now you know which parks are simply unmissable during your time in the city, but if you’re willing to explore then you will uncover thousands more!
After a long day relaxing in nature and exploring the stunning parks, head back to your hotel and enjoy a helping of the best chocolate afternoon tea London has to offer- sounds like a perfect day!