Just because it’s getting colder outside, that doesn’t mean you need to sit indoors and watch the world go by through your window. Winter can be one of the loveliest times of the year to enjoy a walk. The leaves have fallen, the air is crisp and there is a magical feeling that fills parks and other outside spaces during this season.
While people may associate London with buildings and busy tourist attractions, there are actually a number of stunning outside spaces that you can visit when you’re in the city and want to get closer to nature.
Whether you go with friends, family, or on your own, you’re sure to enjoy your time outdoors as we’ve rounded up some of the best spots you can visit in London for a winter walk.
Once you’ve had enough of being outside and are ready to warm up, head back to your room at the Hotel Grand Royale Hyde Park, where a hot pot of tea or coffee awaits.
21 Stacey St, London WC2H 8DG
This gorgeous community garden was established in 1984 and is a great leafy spot to go and sit with friends and enjoy lunch on a park bench. Take sandwiches and snacks, get comfy and enjoy taking in the surroundings. Once you’ve finished eating, stroll around and admire the natural beauty of this unspoiled part of London.
Ready to get indoors? Make your way back to your room at one of our hotels near Hyde Park and enjoy a relaxing evening in our bar or restaurant. More of a night owl? Get ready in your room and hit the town, London is the best city to be in if you enjoy thriving nightlife.
King Edward Street, London EC1A 7BT
Fancy visiting somewhere both beautiful and touching? A visit to Postman’s Park is what you need then. Only a short walk from St Paul’s Cathedral, this monument contains around 50 plaques, each commemorating an ordinary person who lost their life trying to save others. Be sure to prepare for this visit by stocking up on the tissues, many of the plaques contain heart breaking messages that may leave you sobbing.
After an enjoyable and emotional afternoon, head back to your room at the Hotel Grand Royale Hyde Park for an evening in in your gorgeous suite.
Red Cross Garden
50 Redcross Way, London SE1 1HA
During the Victorian era this space was intended to give children an outside area to play in, but since then it has been restored and now includes a gorgeous pond, cottage, bandstand and formal borders. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the restored bandstand after walking through the garden. From here you can gaze up at the Shard and imagine what it was like to live near this space when it was surrounded by workhouses, factories and slum dwellings. Perfect for an educational experience for children, this spot is the ideal location to teach them about the changing face of our country and cities.