We invite you to review the green cor­ners of the cap­i­tal of Eng­land and vis­it the most beau­ti­ful parks in Lon­don. Despite the abun­dance of cars and a large flow of peo­ple, Lon­don is a sur­pris­ing­ly green city. It has more parks and gar­dens than any oth­er met­ro­pol­i­tan area of ​​its size. Beau­ti­ful green spaces can be found all around here, and while most tourists head straight for cen­tral Hyde Park, there are plen­ty of oth­er places to get some fresh air and take a break from the bus­tle of the city in the shade of the trees. Let’s leave Hyde Park aside and get acquaint­ed with the 10 most beau­ti­ful places in Lon­don, parks and gar­dens.

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Entry relat­ed to loca­tion: Lon­don

Let’s start our review of Lon­don parks with the Roy­al rich­mond park

This green oasis can be found in the attrac­tive south west Lon­don town of Rich­mond and is the largest of Lon­don’s Roy­al Parks, encom­pass­ing many forests, fields and bod­ies of water. There is also an area of ​​700 year old oak trees and an organ­ic for­est gar­den. For sports enthu­si­asts, there is a golf course, bike rental and fish­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties. About 600 deer live in the wood­ed areas of the park. In the cen­ter of this green area is the Pem­broke House — a man­sion sur­round­ed by an ele­gant gar­den. Among the nat­ur­al attrac­tions of Lon­don, Rich­mond occu­pies a wor­thy place.

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2. Hampstead Heath

This is a very pop­u­lar and loved by Lon­don­ers area of ​​the city, locat­ed in the wealthy area of ​​Hamp­stead. Hit is a nat­ur­al park with many beau­ti­ful land­scapes. There are hills, ponds, wood­lands and open glades. For more active vis­i­tors, there are 8 jog­ging tracks, three swim­ming pools, golf cours­es and bike trails. In some areas you can see untouched wild grass, ancient hedgerows and ancient trees.
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3. Regent’s Park

An ele­gant green cor­ner in the cen­ter of Lon­don, loved by both locals and numer­ous tourists. You should def­i­nite­ly include this place in your list of attrac­tions to see. The Regents are famous for their rose gar­dens. The park is also one of the biggest sports areas in Lon­don. There are sev­er­al lakes where peo­ple can row and ride water bikes, there is even a sep­a­rate lake for chil­dren. The park is famous for its large num­ber of ten­nis courts. One of the main attrac­tions of the park is the Lon­don Zoo ZSL, which is home to 650 ani­mals. There is where to walk, eat and relax, and a great view of Lon­don opens from a large hill.

Lee Valley Regional Park

This huge park area fol­lows the Riv­er Lea all the way to the Thames. The park is famous among lovers of water sports such as raft­ing, fish­ing, kayak­ing. Nature lovers also gath­er here to watch birds, camp, and ride hors­es. This Lon­don park has many exam­ples of very beau­ti­ful archi­tec­ture, includ­ing the Mid­dle­ton House and the remains of the Augus­tin­ian Waltham Abbey. It is also home to Britain’s old­est mill.
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5. Ham House Gardens

Ham House enjoys an idyl­lic loca­tion on the Riv­er Thames, in south­west Lon­don. The house itself was built in 1610 and is now owned by the Nation­al Trust. The gar­dens have been restored and restored to their 1600 con­di­tion. It is bet­ter to come here to unite with nature on clear sun­ny days, when you can enjoy the cher­ry orchard and the south­ern ter­race with lush wide lawns.

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6. Kensington Palace Gardens (King’s Park)

Grace­ful gar­dens of Kens­ing­ton spread around the palace, the roy­al res­i­dence in Kens­ing­ton and Chelsea. Built in 1689, the palace was the home of Princess Diana and the birth­place of Queen Vic­to­ria. Once these gar­dens were pri­vate­ly owned, but are now open to tourists and trav­el­ers.

7. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens

Kew Gar­dens is 121 hectares of beau­ti­ful gar­dens and botan­i­cal green­hous­es in south­west Lon­don, between Rich­mond and Kew. The gar­dens are intend­ed not only for tourists, but also for sci­en­tif­ic research and as a source for oth­er parks in Eng­land. The whole area is under the pro­tec­tion of UNESCO.
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8. St. James Park

This small roy­al park is locat­ed clos­er to the cen­ter of Lon­don. It bor­ders the Alley — the red road lead­ing to Buck­ing­ham Palace and is the Queen’s cer­e­mo­ni­al route. In the cen­ter of the park is a lake with many water­fowl. Every day at 14:30 there is a feed­ing cer­e­mo­ny for set­tled pel­i­cans.

9. Hampton Court Gardens

It was a favorite place of Hen­ry VIII, locat­ed in Rich­mond upon Thames, in Greater Lon­don. This place is known as one of the most beau­ti­ful gar­dens in the world. Here you can admire the ancient archi­tec­ture, pre­served to our times and care­ful­ly guard­ed. On a sun­ny day, you can book a boat from West­min­ster to take you along the banks of the Thames to these amaz­ing gar­dens.

10. Kyoto Japanese Garden in Holland Park

Hol­land Park is a pop­u­lar area and pub­lic park in West Cen­tral Lon­don. It hous­es the Kyoto Japan­ese Gar­den, arranged in hon­or of Japan­ese cul­ture by spe­cial­ists from Japan. In addi­tion to rare Asian plants, you can also admire ponds with Japan­ese carp, rock gar­dens and flower beds.
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Among the parks of Lon­don, one can also list such green areas as Bat­tersea, Green­wich Park, Clapham, Eltham Medieval Art Deco Gar­dens and many oth­er beau­ti­ful places. It is worth adding that Lon­don’s Hyde Park is one of the 10 won­ders of Lon­don, which has a sep­a­rate selec­tion on Life­Globe.