London’s Top Parks To Enjoy This Spring

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London is one of the greenest cities in the world, boasting over 3,000 parks and public spaces,  and with its 600 square mile footprint containing nearly 20% natural or greespace; it’s one of the leading cities in the world in terms of green space.

From expansive and wild parkland to charming gardens, London’s parks are the perfect place to relax, unwind, and escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Make the most of two of the city’s greatest parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, by booking a room in the stunning Montcalm Hotel Marble Arch, not only is it one of the best 5 star hotels near Bayswater Road, it’s also home to the best spa deals London can muster.

Explore these stunning parks and public spaces in pure luxury from your gorgeous hotel, and make the most out of London’s stunning spaces with this handy guide.

Let’s take a look.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is one of the most famous parks in London, and for a good reason. With over 350 acres of green space, Hyde Park is a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city, and offers many Londoners and tourists alike the peace that only nature can provide.

Visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities, from sunbathing and picnicking to cycling and cruising around in a horse drawn carriage- many Londoners just choose to find a shady spot and enjoy the peace though!

The park is also home to several iconic landmarks, including the Serpentine Lake where you can hire a row boat to explore the water; and the Diana Memorial Fountain, a stunning waterworks commemorating the People’s Princess.

Kensington Gardens

If you hop just across the border from Hyde Park you’ll reach another of London’s most famous parks- and by border I literally mean small ditch. The two parks are joined at the hip, but offer very different things to the people exploring them.

Kensington Gardens is a stunning park that offers a quiet retreat from the city’s bustling streets, although this time the peace comes from beautifully manicured gardens, woodland containing rare trees, and flowering lawns.

The gardens were once a private royal park but are now open to the public. Visitors can enjoy the picturesque landscapes, including the stunning Italian Gardens and the striking Albert Memorial that commemorates Prince Albert; husband to Queen Victoria.

Kensington Gardens is also home to the Serpentine Galleries, which showcases contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year on a rotating schedule- so check online to see what’s on offer whilst you are in town.

Regent’s Park

Regent’s Park is a beautiful green space that offers something for everyone- in terms of activities within the park, it likely has the most on offer!

Aside from the ZSL London Zoo, which contains some incredible animal life, you’ll find plenty to occupy yourself!

The park covers over 400 acres and is home to a wide range of woodland, grassy lawns, sports pitches, and cafes. There is an open air theatre where you can catch a live production, running tracks where you can test your stamina, and of course the stunning Primrose Hill.

Primrose Hill is a hidden gem of the city that allows you a stunning view of the famous skyline, from within the city itself! Try visiting the area to catch a sunset, it’s something you’ll never forget.

Visitors can also enjoy the park’s picturesque gardens- including Queen Mary’s Rose Gardens, home to 120,000 roses- and take a stroll along the banks of the stunning Regent’s Canal.

Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park is one of London’s oldest royal parks and offers stunning views of the city’s skyline.

The park covers over 180 acres and is home to a small herd of red and fallow deer that are descended from those who were hunted by King Henry VIII himself. The land used to be part of the royal hunting ground that surrounded the city, where animals were bred for sport hunting.

You’ll also find several historic landmarks, including the Royal Observatory and the National Maritime Museum. Greenwich is actually home to the Prime Meridian- the border that separates the western and eastern hemispheres- so you can literally be in two places at once!

Visitors can also enjoy the park’s diverse wildlife, stunning tree lined boulevards and gorgeous architecture of the surrounding area.

Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath is a beautifully wild natural space that covers over 790 acres.

The park is famous for its rolling hills, ancient woodlands, and stunning panoramic views of the city- but to get these views you must scale the 98 metre high Parliament Hill.

The commanding view is one of the best in the city, and includes pretty much every iconic structure that makes up London’s renowned skyline- and it’s not really that hard to reach the top!

Whilst exploring this stunning slice of nature, you’ll also come across a series of swimming ponds- yet another feature that makes this park so special.

The ponds are for wild swimming and some are open all year round, although it’s only the brave who swim outside the summer months.

This is truly one of London’s most special and lovely places.

St. James’s Park

St. James’s Park is a charming park that offers stunning views of Buckingham Palace, and the impressive surrounding architecture.

Bordering the park you’ll find Admiralty Arch, The Horse Guards Parade, No. 10 Downing Street, and the stunning Mall that spears right through the middle.

The park covers over 57 acres and is home to several gardens, stunning woodlands and duck filled ponds.

Visitors can enjoy the park’s picturesque lake teaming with wildlife, including pelicans and squirrels, before heading over to the iconic and beautiful Buckingham Palace.

London’s Beauty

So there we have it; some of the very best parks on offer in London.

London’s parks and public spaces offer a tranquil escape from the city’s fast-paced lifestyle for many thousands of people every hour. Make sure you enjoy these miraculous greenspaces from the comfort of your luxury accommodation London. 

From Hyde Park’s iconic landmarks to Hampstead Heath’s natural beauty, there is something for everyone in London’s green spaces. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful retreat or an outdoor adventure, London’s parks are the perfect place to relax, unwind, and soak in the city’s beauty.