Just because London is one of the most metropolitan cities in the UK, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get close to nature when you choose to visit here for the weekend, a business trip or mid-week city break.
If it’s wildlife like birds that you are interested in seeing, there are a number of stunning parks and outdoor spaces that you can visit to enjoy some relaxing bird watching.
If you’re visiting with the kids, they will also love spending the afternoon spotting the pretty, colourful creatures that inhabit the city’s parks and finding out what type they are.
After a day spent strolling around some of London’s most beautiful outside spaces, head back to your room at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park Hotel to retreat from the cold weather. Enjoy a long, hot bubble bath and then snuggle up in bed and enjoy an early night. You’re guaranteed to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to explore more of the city tomorrow!
If you fancy seeing a vast range of species of different birds, a trip to the gorgeous Richmond Park should definitely be on the cards for you during a visit to London. Bird life in Richmond Park is exceptionally varied and there have been around 144 different species recorded in the area over the last 10 years. There have also been around 63 different breeding species spotted here, including all three native woodpeckers, kestrels, owls and a range of waterfowl.
Round up the whole family for a day exploring the park and seeing which birds you can spot. Fancy seeing more animals? Richmond Park, which was originally used for deer hunting, is still home to 300 red deer and 350 fallow deer, making it the perfect place to take children who love all animals.
Managed to spot a number of different birds and other creatures? It’s not far back to your comfortable room at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park Hotel for dinner and drinks.
This large outdoor space covers a massive 790 acres and is one of the highest points in London, making it a popular spot for anyone in the city who wants to get off the busy streets and enjoy some natural surroundings. The heath itself is rambling and hilly and includes large grassy spaces and ancient woodlands, making it the perfect place for a winter’s day walk with your family. In terms of bird watching, the elevated area is a good place observe migration, especially during the early hours, including Hobby, Honey Buzzard and Osprey. Get to the park in the morning for some exceptional sightings and then spend the rest of the day exploring this vast green space.
All that walking is likely to have tired you out, so make your way back to your room in some of our Hyde Park Accommodation for a quiet night in with your family.
Kensal Green Cemetery
Harrow Rd, London W10 4RA
Cemeteries in London are often overgrown enough to accommodate some great wildlife, so head to this one that opened in 1833. It comprises 72 acres of grounds and is home to at least 33 species of bird among other wildlife.