When it comes to natural landscapes and parks, few cities in Europe can beat London. 47% of the city is comprised of green space, a shocking figure considering just how urbanised and modern the city is.
The world’s largest urban forest helps make up for the increasing pollution in the city. With eight million trees across the city, those who love nature will no doubt be in for a real treat when they visit London for the first time.
Regent’s Park and Hyde Park comprise two of the most famous parks in the city, and in them, visitors can slip into a world that’s entirely different from the urban landscape in the city. With thousands of trees, little gardens, a bountiful range of flowers and wildlife, these parks can be the highlight of many people’s trips here.
Funnily enough, travellers don’t expect this to be the case. But after visiting all the top tier attractions in the city (Big Ben, London Eye, etc.), the parks and gardens provide a welcome relief to travellers. Both Hyde and Regents Park are within a 30mins walking distance of each, with the latter park being closely located to Primrose Hill.
While Primrose Hill isn’t as large of a park per say, it’s a great place to get a free, great view of the city’s landscape. Of course, it’s not nearly as high as the views provided by places like the London Eye and the Shard, but it’s still worth visiting nonetheless.
Richmond Park is another park in London that’s also hugely popular, although it’s a little further out from central London. The London city suites, a fantastic hotel suite London has to offer, is about an hour tube ride away from Richmond. Naturally, many visitors who end up staying in central London don’t visit Richmond Park. While this isn’t much of an issue (considering just how many parks there are in central London), those who want to see deer and rural landscapes might favour a trip here, particularly it’s sunny during their period of visit.