London been one of the greenest capital cities, it has dozen of delightful parks. So when the weather favours you, leave hustle and bustle and visit one of London’s greatest parks. Get an open-air event, enjoy a beautiful leisurely walk and find out little history. The following are top 10 parks in London.
1. Battersea Park – This park is considered by majority of people as one of most interesting park in London. It is located in London some miles southern part of Marble Arch. The highest number of wildlife are birds.
2. Bushy Park. – This park covers an area of 1,099 acres (445 hectares). It’s the second largest among the royal parks. It is home to about 320 roaming deer and it is located in northern side of Hampton Court Palace.
3. Hampstead Heath – Hampstead Heath Park covers about 800 acres and it is four miles from Trafalgar Square. It has many deferent wildlife.
4. Hyde Park – Hyde Park it is one of the finest landscapes in London covering 350 acres. With a lake, horse ride, over 4000 trees, a meadow all this will make you forget that you are London city.
5. Kensington Gardens – It cover 275 acres or 111 hectares. It has plants like ornamental flowers and magnificent trees.
6. Kensington Roof Gardens – It was opened to the public as from April 2009 after renovation. The garden has an area of over 1.5 acres. It has three themed Gardens; Spanish garden: it is based on Alhambra in Granada, Spain. Tudor Garden: its shrubs are ever green and are surrounded by roses, and lavender during summer months. English Woodland it is at its best during spring’s period.
7. Regents Park – It covers 410 acres and it includes rose gardens with over 30,000 roses coming from 400 varieties. It has sport facilities with 100 acres for outdoor sports.
8. Richmond Park – The park covers about 1000 hectares and it is the largest park in London. Its landscape of woodlands, garden, ponds and hills gives a peaceful relief to visitors.
9. St James’s Park – It is in the heart of London and the park cover about 58 acres. The lake in it is home to geese, pelicans and ducks.
10. Alexandra Park and Palace – It area covers over 200 acres. It was built in 1873 as the people palace. It is located in London’s Musgrove Hill, some distance on or after Wood Green Underground Station.