5 Stunning London Parks You Need To Explore

Plan a visit to some of London’s most exquisite green spaces.

Hampstead Heath, London, UK

Rolling hills, acres of greenery and woodland animals aren’t exactly the images that spring to mind when you think of the metropolis that is London. But maybe they should be!

With up to 30 flights per day from Cork, Shannon, Knock, Belfast and Dublin, it’s a “walk in the park” to get to the UK’s capital and discover everything it has to offer.

If you’re planning an overdue visit to family or friends, London boasts some of the most famous and well-known parks in the world and exploring them is the ideal way to catch up and spend quality time with loved ones.

From landmarks, lakes, palaces and museums, to even ice rinks, zoos, sporting activities and open-air theatres, there’s no telling what you’ll come across during a visit to a London park. Just thinking about it is exhausting!

Richmond Park

Red Deer Richmond Park
A Red Deer in Richmond Park

Since 1637 Red and Fallow deer have roamed Richmond Park – one of London’s most tranquil and largest of the royal parks. It offers a multitude of walks, and the park is a National Nature Reserve. Perfect if you’re looking for vast expanses, live animals and an escape from the city.

Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath Park, London

Hamstead Heath is a London staple. Huge and sprawling with incredible views, woodlands and open-air swimming ponds! The perfect park for a spring stroll, a place to watch the fireworks in London or picnic in the sun and a swim for the very, very brave. Brrr.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park, London
Deck chairs in Hyde Park

Out of all the parks in London, none offer more activities than Hyde Park. Here you will find not only a ton of historic monuments there’s also a massive 40-acre lake called The Serpentine where tourists can hire a boat or pedalo or even feed the local ducks. Afterwards, soak up the stunning views of the Serpentine Lake from the nearby Serpentine Bar and Kitchen. Everyone’s kind of park.

Regent’s Park

Primrose Hill, London
The view from Primrose Hill at Regents Park

Another favourite park in the capital, Regents Park is an excellent place for a day outdoors. As well as the incredible views from posh Primrose Hill over London, there’s also the London Zoo, a boating lake and the award-winning Open Air Theatre providing a cultural hub in the beautiful surroundings of a Royal Park.

Holland Park

Holland Park, London
Tulips in Holland Park

Holland Park is a relatively famous park, but hidden away within it is possibly the most beautiful garden in London, the Kyoto Garden. The Japanese garden was designed and built in 1991 for London’s Japan festival, and it’s just as picturesque now as it was then.

Japanese Gardens, Holland Park, London
Japanese Gardens, Holland Park

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