Did you know that London is actually made up of 18-20% natural space?
That’s a pretty incredible stat when you consider that the city is home to nearly 9 million people and has a footprint nearly 15 times larger than Paris’!
There are thousands of parks in the Greater London area, and many more gardens that display gorgeous flowers, manicured lawns and stunning tree and plant life.
Make sure you book a room at The Park Avenue Bayswater Hotel to have ample opportunity to explore the city’s green spaces- it’s one of the finest hotels near Madame Tussauds London and is located immediately next to two of the city’s greatest parks; but more on that later.
For now, let’s take a look at the city’s best greenspaces, parks and gardens.
Kew Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous gardens in London.
It spans over 300 acres and boasts the largest collection of living plants in the world. Visitors can explore the Victorian Palm House, the Temperate House, and the Princess of Wales Conservatory, which houses a range of exotic plants from around the world.
Hyde Park is one of London’s largest parks and is home to several stunning gardens; including the Italian Gardens which feature ornate fountains and colorful flower beds, and the Rose Garden, which has over 4,000 roses in bloom during the summer months.
The park also offers boating on the Serpentine Lake and horse riding at the Hyde Park Stables.
Chelsea Physic Garden
The Chelsea Physic Garden is a hidden gem in the heart of London.
Founded in 1673, it’s the oldest botanic garden in London and is home to over 5,000 species of plants from around the world.
Visitors can take a guided tour or stroll through the gardens on their own, taking in the medicinal and culinary plants on display.
Regent’s Park is another of London’s largest parks and is home to several stunning gardens, like Queen Mary’s Gardens, which feature more than 12,000 roses of 85 varieties.
You can also enjoy the gorgeous Japanese Garden, which is a haven of peace and tranquility in the heart of the city.
Hampstead Heath is a vast open space that spans over 790 acres and offers breathtaking views of the city skyline.
Visitors can explore the Pergola and Hill Garden, which features an enchanting walkway covered in climbing plants and flowers or relax in the serene surroundings of Golders Hill Park.
The Garden Museum
The Garden Museum is a unique museum that celebrates the art, history, and design of gardens.
It’s located in the heart of Lambeth and is housed in the stunning St. Mary-at-Lambeth Church.
The museum features a range of exhibitions and displays, including an extensive collection of garden tools, rare books, and paintings.
London’s Green Space
London’s gardens offer a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, with each garden offering its own unique charm and beauty.
From the sprawling Kew Gardens to the tranquility of Hampstead Heath, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Enjoy exploring London’s natural spaces, then head back to your Bayswater accommodation, The Park Avenue Bayswater Inn- one of the best hotels near Royal Albert Hall London, which just so happens to be Kensington Gardens adjacent; so it would be rude not to have a little wonder around yet another of London’s best parks!