As the biggest and busiest city in the UK, London is widely known for its thriving retail districts and bustling streets. However, the capital is also home to a wide selection of gorgeous parks and greeneries.
If you’re hoping to relax during your time at our hotels Old Street London by getting away from the hectic streets once in a while, there are plenty of places near our hotel Montcalm London City that you can go. Here are a few of our favourite parks that are worth visiting while in the city.
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If you’re looking for wide open spaces and beautiful scenery, head up towards the north of London and visit one of the city’s Royal Parks. Regent’s Park is a favourite for families thanks to the huge amount of space and central location near some famous attractions. After exploring the park, take a look inside the famous Madame Tussauds or buy a ticket to see the exotic animals at the London Zoo.
This is perhaps the most famous of the parks in London and is known to travellers and holidaymakers around the world. The rich history of Hyde Park goes back hundreds of years to the days when Henry VIII used it as a personal hunting ground. Today, the park is one of the most popular green areas in London but there are still plenty of secret corners to relax in if you’re looking to get away from the crowds. You’ll also find a collection of gorgeous statues and memorials so be sure to bring your camera when you visit the hotel Montcalm London City.
If it’s scenery you seek, it doesn’t get any more beautiful than Kensington Gardens. This green oasis is located right alongside Hyde Park in the centre of London and is a perfect place for an afternoon stroll, especially if you’re travelling with your partner. As you walk around, you’ll come across the Serpentine Gallery which is renowned for showcasing incredible modern art. You can also visit Kensington Palace which was the birthplace of Queen Victoria and is home to the official Royal Art Collection.
Richmond Park is the biggest green space in London and is a must-see if you’re trying to escape the hustle of London streets and experience nature. As you explore open fields and lush woodlands, you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported from the capital to the countryside. Richmond Park is the perfect place for a family day out and is full of wildlife, including roaming deer.
St James’s Park
This is another of the famous Royal Parks in London and is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of the Royal Family. The beautiful grounds date back to 1603. The gorgeous waterway that runs through the centre of the park makes for a lovely afternoon walk. St James’s is located in the heart of Westminster which means you’ll have the chance to see famous places like Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.