London has some amazing parks, where you can enjoy the fresh air, have a picnic with your friends or just even lay on the grass and read a book. Everyone needs to get away from the hectic side of life from time to time, and parks are great places to go for this. Many people find parks a relaxing and peaceful place to do work, students especially. Why? Because no one bothers you, the scenery is amazing, and who wants to sit indoors when the sun is shining. London has a lot of parks, but the best ones include, Greenwich Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and St. James’s Park - these are all great places to visit over the summer if you're staying in London with Twin Accommodation!
Greenwich Park is said to be one of the biggest open green spaces in the south east of London. When walking up the hill, you will be amazed by the view, which overlooks the River Thames and the stunning Old Royal Naval College buildings. Greenwich Park is also famous for its Royal Observatory, right at the top of the hill, and the National Maritime Museum, so you can keep yourself busy touring these fascinating museums, which are ideal if you’re interested in science or history.
You may have heard of Hyde Park because of its famous concerts and annual Winter Wonderland, but Hyde Park is an idyllic destination any day of the year, as it offers beautiful scenery, amazing views and fun activities and events throughout the year. Hyde Park also has a lot of attractions including the Diana Memorial Fountain and Speakers’ Corner, and you can also enjoy boating on the Serpentine. ‘Winter Wonderland’ takes place in December. The Christmas-themed event has a really magical atmosphere, and is a great day out for friends who can enjoy rides and delicious mulled wine. Hyde Park also hosts a wide variety of concerts for young people – there’s almost always something exciting going on here!
Kensington Gardens offers a beautiful landscape and an abundance of colourful flowers. It was once a private garden but now it is open to everyone; to be honest it would have been a great shame to keep such an astonishing place from the general public. The atmosphere here is great – people can have picnics with friends and family, sunbathe during nice weather, and enjoy cafes and refreshments available within the park.
St James’s Park is right next to Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace, and is home to beautiful lakes and greenery. In St James’s park there is a little lake divided with two islands, one called ‘West Island’, and the other ‘Duck Island’. This park is a great place to relax in, perhaps in between visiting the palaces it is near to.
Well, we hope that wasn’t too much to take in, and when you come to London make sure you visit at least two of these wonderful places; we guarantee you will have a great time! Get your friends or family together and start travelling – there are loads of hidden places and parks in London waiting to be explored.