A guide to the unknown parks of London

The amazing mixture of suburban paradises, vibrant city streets and gorgeous natural greeneries is what makes London such an amazing city. Unfortunately, there are a number of parks and spaces that get overlooked by tourists.

If you’re planning a Lancaster Gate Hotel booking and you want to make sure you don’t miss out on all of the beauty that London has to offer, there a number of alternatives to the big famous parks. Here are a few hidden gems to discover while enjoying your stay at our Lancaster Gate hotels.

Clapham Common

If you’re looking for a quiet hideaway to escape the busy crowds of the city streets or enjoy an afternoon in peace taking a walk, Clapham Common is an ideal place to relax and discover beautiful scenery. As you explore the grounds, you’ll make your way through trees, shrubbery and open grass that will present a number of great photo opportunities. The park’s claim to fame is being home to the oldest bandstand in London. This may not be as popular a landmark as Big Ben but it is a part of the city’s rich history that will help you create unique memories of your time in the capital.

Battersea Park

Battersea Park

Right alongside the famous Thames River and just south of the popular Hyde Park, you’ll find one of the most underrated greeneries in London. Battersea Park has been a go-to spot for families for years thanks to the children’s zoo which can be found in the heart of the grounds. If you want to get away from the huge crowds that can be found at the bigger parks, you’ll have a chance to see all kinds of wild species here while retaining a sense of getting away from it all.

Ravenscourt Park

This idyllic park is tucked away in the heart of the Hammersmith area and despite being one of the smallest green spaces in the city, is where you’ll find some of the best views. If you fancy yourself a photographer or you want to snap some beautiful shots for your Instagram page, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you explore the grounds of Ravenscourt Park. At the centre of the park, you’ll find a lake which provides amazing views all year round, whether it is reflecting the summer sun or covered with a layer of ice and frost. Be sure to check this out for an alternative look at London’s green heart.

Burgess Park

Burgess Park

This is the perfect place for a family day out and has something for everyone. Located south of the Square Mile near Southwark, Burgess Park offers the perfect mixture of scenery and activity space. Whether you’re on a romantic walk with your partner or you’re looking for a way to get the kids active, a trip to this hidden gem will have you covered. The grounds contain a beautiful garden which provides ideal scenery for an afternoon walk and also a skate park which means the kids will have somewhere to practice their skills.

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