Visiting the Best Royal Parks in London

St James's Park (2)

A trip to London would be nothing without a peruse round its many royal parks. Although a London is a largely metropolitan and built up city, with many large buildings and busy high streets, it is not without its greenery. That’s one of the best things about the city, it’s hustle and bustle is given soothing respite by its abundance of great green spaces. What’s more, the Royal Parks of the city come equipped with a rich history and amazing amount of natural conservation. Who would’ve thought that in the idle of London, you could find a park with the space for deer to roam freely? For guests of the Grand Royale London Hyde Park, you’ll be blown away by the amount of green spaces right outside your front door. Below you can find a few of the best Royal Parks in London city which mix great history with beautiful scenery.

Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

Hyde Park

Made up of both Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, this beautiful central London area is one of the most well-known spots in the city. With the Serpentine Lake splitting it off from Kensington Gardens, the park is home to many amazing sculptures such as the Diana Memorial playground and various pieces of modern sculpture. Located right next to the Royal Albert Hall, the park was created by Henry VIII in 1536 as a hunting ground but was opened to the public just over a 100 years later. The park was also the site of the Great Exhibition in 1851, celebrating Britain’s trade with other countries. Today visitors can visit Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens as a place of recreation, with many guests also taking full advantage of the beautiful Serpentine Gallery as well as the pedalos rentable on the beautiful Serpentine Lake.

Richmond Park

Richmond Park

Richmond Park is based in West London and is well known as the largest of London’s Royal Parks. Mostly reserved as a deer park dating back to the 17th century, Charles I used it as a hunting ground before it became a nature reserve for the animals. As a Grade I listed park, the area attracts many visitors both for its natural beauty and for its rich history revolving around the White Lodge, a former Royal Residence as well as Pembroke Lodge which is the former home of 19th century Prime Minister John Russell.

Regents Park

regents park

Regent’s Park is located near Camden and Baker Street and is made of 410 acres of Land. One of the main draws for guests at hotels in Bayswater London is that the park is home to London Zoo, giving visitors a chance to see some of the most exotic animals in the country. If animals aren’t you’re thing, then head up to Primrose Hill for one of the best views of the city. The park is also home to the Frieze Sculpture Park, a collection of some of the best new sculptures with innovative and striking designs which are more than worth a wander around.