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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Royal Parks and Gardens of London

The Royal Parks and Gardens of London

Green Park - It is situated close to St James's Park but is quite different as it is more peaceful with mature trees and grasslands.
Attractions: Buckingham Palace, Canada Memorial, Canada Gate, Gun Salutes, Daffodils
Where: Green Park,
London. SW1A 2BJ
T +44 (0)20 7930 1793
F +44 (0)20 7839 7639
Opening times:The park is open all day all year round.

Hyde Park - Spread over 142 hectares and with 4000 trees - Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in Central London. It is also one of the Royal Parks of London. The park includes a lake, a meadow and even horse rides.
Hyde Park,
London. W2 2UH
T +44 (0)20 7298 2100
F +44 (0)20 7402 3298

Greenwich Park
The Greenwich Park in Greenwich, London is one of the oldest Royal Parks. The park situated on top of a tiny hill and spreading to around 183 acres; is home to the Prime Meridian Line and the Royal Observatory. It is also close to the National Maritime Museum.

Kensington Garden
Kensingtion garden spread over 275 acres, and lying to the west of the Hyde Park, is one of the royal parks. Its the setting for the Kensington palace. It also houses other attractions like the Italian Gardens, the Peter Pan Statue, the Albert Memorial, the Diana Playground and the Round Pound.


Bushy Park
Attractions: Woodland Gardens, Water Gardens, Diana Fountain, Childrens' Playground, Red and Fallow Deer
Where: Bushy Park,
Hampton Court Road,
Hampton,
Middlesex. TW12 2EJ
T. +44 (0)20 8979 1586
F. +44 (0)20 8941 8196
Opening times: Open 24 hours for pedestrians, except September and November when opening time is 8am, and closing time is 10:30pm.

St James Park
Attractions: Horseguards Parade, Pelicans, Inn, The Blue Bridge, The Mall, Playground
Where: St James's Park,
London. SW1A 2BJ
T +44 (0)20 7930 1793
F +44 (0)20 7839 7639
Opening times: Open from 5am to midnight all year round

Apart from these, there are many other parks and gardens in London.

- Richmond Park
- Brompton Cemetery Park
- Regents Park

Kew Gardens - The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, usually referred to as Kew Gardens, are 121 hectares of gardens and botanical glasshouses between Richmond and Kew in southwest London, England.

Valentines Park - Valentines Park in Gants Hill, Redbrige is home to the Valentines Mansion, a Grade II building.

The Hainault Forest Country Park- located in Hainault, is one of the remenants of the forest of Essex. Spread over 335 acres - it includes 253 acres of woodland and green pasture land, a large lake and a small farm which houses some rare breeds of animals.






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