One of London’s main draws is to the historic parks and hundreds of acres of green space scattered across the city. Whether you’re in the deep North West of the city or you’re in the South, there are plenty of parks for you to visit which will bring their own unique styles and a deep history to them. Below are some of our top picks, giving guests at the Park Grand Paddington Court London a great range of options to spend those sunny days this summer.
Opened in the Victorian era, the monarch of which the park got its name from, the “people’s park” is known for its great range of amenities and beautiful fields. Here you can find skate parks, cafes, playgrounds and nearby canal systems holding canal side cafes and houseboat book stalls. What’s more, Victoria Park plays host to a range of music and arts events/ In the past these have included Field Day and Lovebox Festival.
This popular park is located not far from Victoria Park near to the centre of Hackney. This vibrant, hip and happening park is home to barbeques, food festivals and a range of other events, as well as having its own Lido. Whether you’re here for the park side pubs or for a scorching picnic, you can be sure that this park will be rife with revellers around its beautiful shaded areas.
Originally a hunting ground for King Charles I, this 955-hectare nature reserve is home to deer and beautiful botanic gardens you’d expect from a country manor, not from the centre of West London. With stunning vistas and the Isabella Plantation bringing a range of flora and fauna to visitors with an interest in the botany, Richmond Park is a truly idyllic escape from the cities hustle and bustle.
One of the most famous parks in London, Hyde Park is a crown jewel in the city centre, bringing a beautiful vibrancy made ever more beautiful by the Serpentine Lake and iconic London sites situated around the park. Whether it be the Diana Foundation Memorial or the Serpentine Gallery, full of some of the best modern art in the world, Hyde Park is a truly magnificent addition to the London landscape. With the nearby Kensington Gardens bringing even more regal majesty, those staying in accommodation in Paddington London will be a mere stone’s throw away from this incredible park.
Whether it be for the magnificent observatory or for the incredible views of the London landscape, Greenwich Park is one of the best places in the city to relax in the summer sun. With huge swathes of hilly greens, Greenwich park is both tranquil and rich in heritage.
Take a short tube journey out of Stratford on the Central Line and you’ll find yourself in the amazing Epping Forest. The closest piece of natural woodland to the city centre, Epping Forest is a beautiful enclave of wild deer, beautiful trees and woodland walks.