There is so much to see and do in London that one could visit the city on multiple visits and still not be able to cover most of the attractions. While London has some of the finest attractions to explore, a visit to some of its Royal Parks must also be on the list of places to visit in the city.
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A trip to London would not be quite complete with a visit to some of it’s famous Royal Parks such as:
Kensington Gardens: Kensington Palace and Gardens Palace share its boundaries with Hyde Park. King William III decided to purchase a part of Hyde Park in the 16th-Century which comprised Nottingham House as part of the property. As both Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are adjoining, it would be ideal to plan a combined trip to both. Kensington Gardens has its own special monuments and installations with the Peter Pan statue and the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain among the most prominent. It is beautifully landscaped and popular with locals that spend time in the gardens during the warm summer months. It is popular with sunbathers and families that drop in for picnics and just to relax and unwind. Kensington Gardens are also in proximity of three of the top museums in the city. These include the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum and the V&A Museum.
Hyde Park: Formerly the hunting property of the Royal Family, especially a favourite of King Henry VIII, Hyde Park is the most renowned and visited of the eight Royal Parks. The park stretches over 142 hectares and became accessible to the public in the 17th century. Visitors to the park can choose from a range of activities like skating, walking, running, cycling, boating or just relaxing in the tranquil atmosphere. Londoners head to Hyde Park in large numbers for the many summer events and to visit Winter Wonderland in the month of December. There are several installations found all over the park. An ideal getaway from the stress of city life, Hyde Park despite its location in the heart of the city feels like a world apart. Definitely worth a visit whether you travel solo or with the family!
Regent’s Park: Regent’s Park is another gem among the many gardens and parks in London. It also is part of the eight Royal Parks and was established in 1828. There are plenty of sporting facilities like cricket, rugby, football and tennis along with biking and walking trails. Its gardens have more than 400 rose species and a variety of bird species too. It is also the location for the London Zoo, a major attraction for family visitors to the park.