London, a modern urban city with countless austere buildings, has surprisingly many natural areas to relax in. The city's charming parks always stay green and invite measured strolls and picnics, like old down country park bristol.
Here are the capital's largest and most interesting gardens. Some of them are very handy to visit on the way to see the city and its sights on a sightseeing bus.
At 2.5 km long and 1.8 km wide, Hyde Park is considered one of the city's largest royal parks in west-central London. Ordinary residents were unable to get here until the mid-19th century. And nowadays Hyde Park is a traditional venue for political rallies, celebrations and festivities.
In the lower corner of the green belt is London's oldest boating lake, now home to ducks, chongs and swans. The park has enough paths and areas for skaters, bikers and riders. There's a fountain at the north gate, which is always crowded on hot days. In winter, Hyde Park is filled with merry-go-rounds and rides, transforming the park into a hub of festive cheer, with its own Father Christmas.
Regent's Park is a favourite with Londoners to the northwest of the city centre. Like Hyde Park, Regent's Park was the hunting ground of Henry VIII and only became public in 1845. It's home to the Open Air Theatre and the famous London Zoo, which you can find queue-free tickets here.
There's also a regular music, food, and boat festival in Regent's. There's also free local bands, jazz big bands, and choirs playing on Sundays all summer long - perfect for picnics and walks. There are 30,000 rose gardens, tennis courts, ice-cream stands, and cafes scattered throughout the park. Hanover Gate has a tree house near the playground, making Regent's particularly appealing to younger visitors.
Hampstead Heath is a wild, rustic park in the north of the city. In stark contrast to the city's central parks, with their manicured lawns and manicured flower beds. The 320 hectares of woodland, playgrounds, ponds and meadows are sprawling. In the hot summertime, you can take a dip in the park's pools or simply stroll among the wilds.
One of the hillsides on which the park is located offers a spectacular view of central London.
The most popular activities in the countryside are of an educational naturalist nature: animal habitats, food chains, tree species, and historical landscapes of the area. Summer excursions are combined with swimming in the pond, warm-up activities and picnics.
An eastern royal park, Victoria Park is adored by kids for its fun and creative playgrounds. There are lots of animals - deer, Scottish partridges, Canada geese and squirrels. There is a café by the lake with delicious local food and tea. Victoria Park is a key link in the 'green corridor' that extends from the River Thames at Limehouse, along the Regent's Canal, Mile End Park and the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park next door. In 2018, it reasserted its claim to the crown of the country's favourite park, taking first place in the People's Choice category.