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Luscious London: five best parks and gardens to visit

Looking at this cosmopolitan city at a glance, it may be difficult to see the leafy, green terrain that it has to offer. Famous for its towering buildings, theatrical performances and famous faces, London is recognised as a city that is always hectic.

Yet weaved within the historical architectural delights are a range of parks and gardens to awe all. Visit London with Superbreak and get a chance to explore the peaceful, more serene side of the city.

Richmond Park

Adorned with an abundance of wildlife from birds to deers, Richmond Park is set just 30 minutes away from Central London and is the largest Royal Park of the capital. A collection of rolling hills, hundreds of oak trees and miles of greenery make this spot of English countryside perfect for a lazy Sunday, summery picnic or wintery walk. Its location on the outskirts also allow for sweeping panoramic views of the city.

Primrose Hill

Situated close to Regent’s Park and Camden Town, the small (yet steep) Primrose Hill towers over London, providing stunning scenery.

Filled mainly with picnic-eating city workers, the hill offers the ideal location to unwind, soak in surroundings or even to spot the odd celebrity. While the hill can be an exhausting climb, the views are worth it and there are plenty of quaint tearooms to stop by on the way down to Camden Town.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is arguably one of the most renowned parks in London. Well-known for its summery festivals and Winter Wonderland, the park is ideal to visit all times of the year.

Something is always going on, with ice skating at Christmas and rollerblading dancers in the summer. The Serpentine Lake snakes through the park, allowing for swimming, boat rides and picturesque lakeside cafés.

Epping Forest

Encircling 6,000 acres of land, Epping Forest is the largest public open space in Greater London. Filled with a profusion of natural beauty, the forest is filled with ponds, walking trails and a diverse array of flora and fauna.

The forest was originally a royal hunting forest, supposedly during the 12th century under the reign of Henry I, but has since progressed to offer a wealth of activities to keep visitors entertained.

Camley Street Natural Park

Located within the centre of bustling King’s Cross, Camley Street Natural Park is somewhat of a secret hidden gem within its urban central location. Stretching out across 2 acres, the park conceals a flourishing network of birds, insects, amphibians and plant life.

Nestled on the bank of Regent’s canal, the park is run by the London Wildlife Trust who provide educational programmes for Camden schools and visiting members of the public.

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