City parks and green spaces

City parks

Amid the hustle and bustle of urban life, city parks and gardens offer welcome respite. Time slows down as you revel in the sound of birdsong, the smell of freshly cut grass and the sight of children playing happily.

These well-tended green spaces are our pride and joy and often showcase exquisite pagodas, fragrant rose gardens and a huge array of often rare trees and shrubs. From Royal Parks, botanical gardens or simple municipal spaces, the chances to recharge are plentiful and picturesque. Take a picnic or grab a snack at a café or ice-cream stall.

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Go horse riding in Hyde Park

Saddle up and enjoy a horseback ride in Hyde Park, once Henry VII's favourite hunting spot (when he wasn't ordering "Off with her head!").

Location: Hyde Park, Greater London

 

Lose yourself in Chelsea Physic Garden

There’s more to Chelsea than fancy boutiques and Premier League football clubs, you know.

Location: London, Greater London

 

Spot deer in the city

It might come as a surprise to discover a deer-filled oasis just a tube ride away from the hustle and bustle of London.

Location: Richmond, Surrey

 

Fly a kite on Parliament Hill and admire the views of London

On a clear yet windy day, fly a kite on London's Hampstead Heath, then walk to the historic Spaniards Inn pub for a pie and a pint.

Location: London

 

Soak up the autumn colours in Greenwich Park

There is no better place to take in the change of the seasons than London’s Greenwich Park, home to the Royal Observatory and the Prime Meridian Line.

Location: Greenwich, London

 
Kew Gardens in London

Explore the exotic at Kew Gardens

Step into a world of colour and surround yourself with nature at Kew Gardens.

Location: Kew, London

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