London is known for its glorious tree-lined streets, tranquil verdant parks, and gardens. From community gardens to nature reserves, add these serene pockets of nature to your list to tuck yourself into, away from the hustle and bustle of city life!
If you’re looking for a quiet breather in a delightful green spot, the Phoenix Garden tucked behind Charing Cross Road is the perfect choice. It’s also a great spot for a leafy lunchtime break amongst mesmerising flowers, plants, and wildlife, all maintained by the garden’s volunteers.
Reserve an impeccable stay at the luxurious Park Avenue Bayswater Inn Hotel and enjoy easy access to London’s popular landmarks and hidden gems, including this scenic garden in the West End. Add to your visit as you spend some time at St Giles in the Fields churchyard and treat yourself to your favourite comfort food and coffee to go from the nearby stalls.
World Peace Garden
You’ll find London’s World Peace Garden hidden away between the lush green expanse of Hampstead Heath and the Royal Free Hospital. As its name suggests, this is a garden with noble ambitions and is the perfect spot to spend some quality time relaxing by the wishing well and three ponds. What was once a waste ground area near Hampstead Railway Station is restored by traders and residents into a peaceful woodland glade that you can explore for an extraordinary experience! Moreover, you will also find the hopes and words of the people immortalised in ceramic tiles and glass, running across the garden’s wall.
Hampstead Hill Garden
Venture off the beaten path as you experience the grandeur of Hampstead Hill Gardens built by Lord Leverhulme in the twentieth century. What was once a setting for the Lord’s extravagant parties, is today an impressive garden with a dramatic elevated walkway. Take a pause and admire the overhanging plants in the walkway create a canopy and the entangled roots twist around the stone columns! With a stay at one of the opulent hotels near Madame Tussauds London, get a sneak peek into the world of the super-rich while you’re here at this little-known part of Hampstead Heath and a formal arts and crafts garden.
Located only a short walk from the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral, you’ll find one of the most touching monuments in London: Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice by George Frederic Watts. Head start your day with a scrumptious Bayswater Inn Hotel breakfast and make your way to the tranquil Postman’s Park which features over 50 ceramic plaques, each of which commemorates an ordinary person who lost their life for others. Take some time to read a few of the truly heart-warming descriptions and you might even find yourself spending an entire day contemplating their selflessness.
P.S. Postman’s Park was also featured in the 2004 film ‘Closer’ based on a play by Patrick Marber. Also, there’s a free app by the name ‘The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park’ that you can download to learn more about the individuals moralised at this monument.
There’s so much natural beauty to explore in London, that it is a must to explore some of these extraordinary green spaces and gardens for a wholesome experience. Look out for discounts on London hotels with modern rooms, premium amenities and bespoke service and plan your holiday, now!