Gardens

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    Hyde Park

    339 reviews on Yelp

    One of London’s largest parks, Hyde Park spans 350 acres and is a popular destination for both tourists and locals, providing ample opportunities for a leisurely walk and a relaxed picnic.

    London W2 2UH

    Behind Our Choice

    Originally a hunting ground for the elites, Hyde Park was opened to the public in 1637 by King Charles I. There are historical landmarks galore, including the Serpentine Lake, Speaker’s Corner, and the Diana Princess of Wales memorial fountain. So by visiting Hyde Park, you are essentially seeing 3 of London’s top attractions in one-go!

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    Regent’s Park

    195 reviews on Yelp

    Regents Park's 395 acres in London's north-west is a true highlight of any trip, containing the Open Air Theatre, the London Zoo, 100 different species of birds, and the Queen Mary's Gardens, featuring 12,000 roses.

    Chester Road

    Behind Our Choice

    Regents Park abounds with activities to entertain, from strolling through its many flower gardens including to grabbing a bite at one of the many restaurants and cafes. It is wonderful for the entire family to enjoy, with the London Zoo for the children and the roses for the adults. Best of all? Regents Park is free to enter in one of the most expensive tourist destinations in the world!

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    Kensington Palace Gardens

    87 reviews on Yelp

    The Kensington Palace Gardens are directly opposite Hyde Park, effectively doubling the green space in the heart of the city, and serves as a backdrop to the formal Kensington Palace.

    London W2

    Behind Our Choice

    Having inspired the creation of Peter Pan, the 265-arce Kensington Palace Gardens is now home to a bronze statue of Pan. The Albert Memorial is situated in the Gardens, commemorating Prince Consort Albert, Queen Victoria’s beloved husband who died from typhoid fever at 42. Peter Pan’s ever-youthful glory seems to contrast with Prince Albert’s early death, forming the perfect setting for a solemn view of the Kensington Palace in its west.

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    Holland Park

    52 reviews on Yelp

    The 50-arce Holland Park features the typical playground and sports areas, as well as its abundance of wildlife, but it is the Japanese-themed Kyoto Garden within that serves as the park's primary draw.

    Ilchester Place

    Behind Our Choice

    Donated by the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce, the Kyoto Gardens are without the doubt the reason of any visit to Holland Park. Abounding with Koi carps and peacocks, the Gardens showcase Japanese beauty in a stereotypically British park. Besides Kyoto Garden, Holland Park also features open-air shows and operas which can be enjoyed by all.

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    Victoria Park

    51 reviews on Yelp

    Widely regarded as the United Kingdom's favourite park, Victoria Park is the embodiment of what the British expect from their parks, with lakes, playgrounds, sports facilities, deer enclosure, and wildlife.

    Grove Road

    Behind Our Choice

    Built for the pragmatic purpose of enhancing health in the then overcrowded city of London, Victoria Park has remained ever popular among locals, receiving 9 million visits annually and winning multiple awards. It is perfect for those who wants like enjoy the typical British weekend outing for a truly immersive experience.

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    Ham House and Gardens

    6 reviews on Yelp

    Built by William Murray, the Ham House and Garden was completed in 1610, with formal gardens that still retains their original 17th-century style.

    Ham Street

    Behind Our Choice

    One of Europe’s best-maintained houses of the period, Ham House boasts of formal gardens and walled kitchen garden that showcases its 17th-century legacy. Combined with its historical background as a gift from King Charles I to his friend William and the lovely Cherry Garden Bacchus statue, Ham House and its Garden is perfect for those who enjoy architectural elegance and backstory.

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    Hampton Court Palace and Gardens

    124 reviews on Yelp

    The Hampton Court Palace and its Garden not only has a rich history that dates to 1494, its modern iteration also features herds of deer, a hedge maze, alongside the beautiful house itself.

    Hampton Court Palace

    Behind Our Choice

    Popular among herds of deer and crowds of tourist alike, the Hampton Court Palace Gardens is known for its spectacular summer displays when the flowers and plants flourish, and its rich red, brown and orange tint in autumn. The Gardens also feature one of England’s largest and oldest hedge mazes dating back to the 17th century. If not for the existence of Spring and Winter, the Hampton Court Palace Gardens could easily rise to the top of any Gardens list.

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    Osterly Park and House

    7 reviews on Yelp

    One of the few surviving country estates in London, Osterly Park and Gardens date back to the 18th century, with the summer house constructed within the formal gardens featuring scented scrubs and lemon trees.

    Jersey Road

    Behind Our Choice

    As a garden, one must first mention Osterly Park and Garden’s beautiful ornamental flowers and vegetable beds. Yet, it is Osterly House which is truly the draw, as the window into the past including original furnishings, galleries and rooms. The house is so accurately preserved that it is often used for filming for historical films and period pieces.

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    Syon Park Garden

    13 reviews on Yelp

    With a history of six centuries and trees from all over the globe dotting its fifty hectares of land, Syon Park has a rich background, featuring both the historic and botanic.

    Syon Park

    Behind Our Choice

    If parks can be hoarders, it is very likely that Syon Park Garden would be featured on Discovery’s TLC for its tree collection. It is an amateur botanist’s paradise, with trees from North America, Asia, and other places around of the world, with twenty specimens being largest of their kind in the United Kingdom. Syon Park Garden is also home to many wild animals, serving as a habitat conservation for an otherwise urbanised London.

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    Kew Gardens
    Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

    206 reviews on Yelp

    Known also as the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Kew Gardens are a world famous centre for botanical knowledge, contributing to bettering our understanding of plants and fungi through its over 30,000 species.

    Richmond TW9 3AB

    Behind Our Choice

    30,000 species and 7 million specimens, the Kew Gardens are without a doubt a must-see for any amateur botanist or gardener. It has one of the world’s largest herbariums and world class attractions including The Hive, a beehive-like building where children can learn all about the life of bees.

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