Monday, 8 July 2013

London's great parks

When the weather is this hot it is time to get out to see London's parks.

Millions of Londoners and tourists visit the eight Royal Parks for free each year. The 5,000 acres of historic parkland provide unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the heart of the capital. A simple walk or a picnic in the park, sport, top quality entertainment, community and education projects - all waiting for you.

If it's history and architecture you're after, the parks have hundreds of buildings, statues, and memorials, giving a fascinating insight into London's heritage.

The Royal Parks manages these spaces and almost everything in them. I am sure that there will be parks near your offices where you can step out and get some fresh air at lunchtime.  Time to step away from your desk and enjoy your lunch hour.

Bushy Park (with the Longford River)
The Green Park
Greenwich Park
Hyde Park
Kensington Gardens
The Regent's Park (and Primrose Hill)
Richmond Park
St James's Park

There are also other spaces in London, including Victoria Tower Gardens, Brompton Cemetery, the gardens of 10, 11 and 12 Downing Street, and Grosvenor Square Gardens.

Go on, kick off your shoes and feel the grass under your feet.  Time to enjoy London's parks.

Lots of love

Miss Jones xx

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