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Updated by Lucie Aurore on Apr 19, 2016
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Top Parks in London - Places to Rest, Relax and be Revitalised!

The beautiful city of London is renowned for its many alluring attractions. Amongst these are a number of outstanding parks which are delightful places in which to spend leisure time.


Hyde Park

The vast and attractive Hyde Park which is situated in a central location in the city is a great place in which to stroll through and relax. Considered to rank amongst London's most esteemed parks, Hyde Park offers a lake, over 4,000 trees, rose gardens and a meadow. It is naturally a wonderful place to leisurely stroll through or perhaps cycle or skateboard in. Visitors may take the opportunity to go swimming or boating at the park, play team games or enjoy a set of tennis. A feature of interest at Hyde Park is the Memorial Fountain dedicated to Diana, Princess of Wales.


The Regent's Park

The splendid Regent's Park is another renowned London park which extends over an area of no less than 410 acres. Designed in the year 1811 by John Nash, a well-known architect, this park boasts many attractions. At The Regent's Park you will find magnificent rose gardens as well as an expansive area for sports where visitors can indulge in activities such as softball, football, cricket and rugby. The park will also appeal to bird lovers as you will find different kinds of wild birds as well as waterfowl. Other attractions at Regent's Park include a lake for boating, the London Zoo and an open air theatre where performances are staged.


Richmond Park

Richmond Park is another fine park in London that has much to attract the visitor. A beautiful and meticulously landscaped park this natural sanctuary is renowned for the deer which roam freely around the extent of the site. Richmond Park occupies an area of 2,500 acres and is always a pleasant respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. The park is renowned for its outstanding cycling paths which include both easy as well as challenging tracks. You will also find a couple of golf courses, riding stables and facilities for power kiting at this park.


Kensington Gardens

This beautifully maintained park in Central London is a popular destination for leisure seekers, featuring attractions such as the Albert Memorial, Kensington Palace, Peter Pan Statue, and the memorial playground for Diana, Princess of Wales. Kensington Gardens is a great place in which to enjoy a leisurely picnic, with lush green grass and lovely flowers to be seen within its extent. Other highlights include the Serpentine Gallery and the tranquil Italian Gardens which you will find within the park. Kensington Gardens features grassland, mature trees and various kinds of wildlife that will delight the nature lover. You will be able to conveniently reach Kensington Gardens whilst staying at the Berjaya Eden Park London Hotel, which is located walking distance away. An ideal choice amongst hotels Bayswater London offers, this hotel makes a convenient base in the city.


St. James's Park

The magnificent St. James's Park is another of London's renowned parks that boasts an appeal that will entrance visitors. This park is in fact bordered by three royal palaces; St. James's Park is renowned for its associations with the political, royal and literary heritage of the British capital. The park is also renowned for its lake which contains its well-known pelicans. A highlight at this park is the famed Mall, which is the location for numerous official parades. The park is also renowned for its famous Changing of the Guard, which takes place daily during summer and every other day during the rest of the year.