Travelling through some of London’s most famous parks, it’s easy to forget you’re still in the city. The following 3 Parks near Park Grand Kensington, will help you to step away from the hustle and bustle to gather your thoughts and commune with nature.
The Kensington Gardens
The obvious choice for visitors at Park Grand London Kensington Hotel, Kensington Gardens is one of eight Royal Parks throughout the city and one of the most beautiful. There is a lot to do and see here, and you can easily forget you’re in the hub of one of the world’s busiest cities. Whether popping to the Serpentine Galleries to explore the world of art, or indulging in your love of history at Kensington Palace, taking the kids to the Diana Playground, or simply browsing the gardens and looking at landmarks like the Albert Memorial and the Peter Pan statue – this is a great way to get away from it all.
The Hyde Park
Covering some 350 acres, Hyde Park is adjoined to Kensington Gardens, and close to hotels near Earls Court Tube. In the heart of London, there are plenty of traditional countryside pursuits to take part in here, including trying your hand at boating, tennis and horse riding, or simply relaxing and enjoying the stunning views across the Serpentine Lake. Hyde Park has a long history of supporting music concerts, as well as free speech and protests, including Speaker’s Corner, which lends itself to a busier atmosphere. Yet in other parts of the park, you can feel a million miles away from the city.
St James’ Park
Surrounded by key London landmarks like Buckingham Palace and Clarence House, the 57 acres of St James’ Park can still somehow make you feel like you’re in another world. Pelicans have lived in the park for centuries, and provide an added pop of colour and vibrancy while enjoying all the park has to offer. There’s a lake and a fountain within St James’ Park, and it’s also noted as the backdrop of the annual Trooping the Colour. To relax and unwind, you can head to the St James’s Café or bring a picnic and watch the world go by during your stay at one of our hotels near Earls Court Tube.
With wide open spaces and stunning tree-lined paths, Regent’s Park is a true sight to see. There’s a boating lake if you’re feeling active, and the park is also home to an open air theatre and London Zoo. Yet it’s not all just about activity – Regent’s Park also offers plenty of room to relax, perhaps by catching the view from Primrose Hill or spotting some of the 100+ species whom all call the park home including wild birds, hedgehogs and ducks. Covering 395 acres, Regent’s Park is a wonderful combination of elements which combine to create something truly special, and out of the ordinary for a park in such a large and densely populated city as London.