Best Parks to Visit in London

Lon­don is one of the most excit­ing place to enjoy the sum­mer break because there are sev­er­al places which can be vis­it­ed to have an out­stand­ing expe­ri­ence. On a warm sum­mer day, there are some excit­ing places to vis­it in Lon­don. Regard­less of whether you want the per­fect place for rid­ing a bike or some­where you can sit and enjoy your­self, here are some of the places to vis­it.

Richmond Park

This park serves as home for 630 red and fal­low deer and is per­fect for rid­ing bike. There is a route of 12km cir­cu­lat­ing the perime­ter of the park as well as a bike hire cen­tre near Roe­hamp­ton Gate, if you don’t have your own. The park is also good for both bikes and hors­es as there are sev­er­al sta­bles in the park. How­ev­er, it is cru­cial for you to abide by the rules and stay at least 50ft away if you are lucky to see the deer.

Crystal Palace Park

This park is locat­ed in south-east Lon­don and is famous for the full-scale dinosaur stat­ues that date back more than 150 years. The dinosaur knowl­edge wasn’t that accu­rate but there are great attrac­tions for kids and kids at heart alike. Else­where in the park, there is a chil­dren play area, maze and farm as well as a row­ing lake with boats for hire. The bru­tal­ist build­ing of the Crys­tal Palace Sport Cen­ter is at the cen­ter of the park and serves as the home to a 50m swim­ming pool, beach vol­ley­ball courts as well as ath­let­ic sta­di­um.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The city’s newest park serve as a lega­cy of the 2012 Olympic Games in Lon­don, the park cut across 568 acres of lawn, wet­lands, mead­ows and stan­dard sport­ing facil­i­ties like Velo­drome and Aquat­ic Cen­ter. How­ev­er, the famous Orbit tow­er serve as host to the world’s longest tun­nel slide, so after tak­ing a look from the view­ing plat­form you can walk your way around and enjoy the whole park.

Hampstead Heath

This can be com­pared with the well-tend­ed lawns and flowerbeds of some oth­er parks; Hamp­stead Health is a wild and sprawl­ing stretch of grass and wood­land which is very excit­ing. The Par­lia­ment Hill is the per­fect spot to watch the sun set over the Lon­don sky­line. This park like­wise serves as home to Hamp­stead Ponds which is a group of three fresh­wa­ter swim­ming spots (male, female and mixed). One of the great­est ways to start a day is to have an ear­ly morn­ing swim here.

Postman’s Park

The Postman’s Park is sit­u­at­ed at one of the busiest part of the City close to St Paul’s Cathe­dral and the small park is eas­i­ly over­looked by most peo­ple. It serves as home to the poignant Watts Memo­r­i­al to Hero­ic Self-Sac­ri­fice built in 1900; this was used to com­mem­o­rate those that lose their lives to help oth­ers. The shady and scenic gar­dens also pro­vide a sanc­tu­ary of peace and qui­et from the stress and noise which is found in the city.

St James’s Park

St James’s Park is one of the loveli­est green spaces in the cen­tral Lon­don, and also serves as a per­fect set­ting for a gen­tle jog. There are foun­tains, lakes as well as beau­ti­ful tend­ed gar­dens, The Blue Bridge also pro­vide a mag­nif­i­cent views of Buck­ing­ham Palace in one direc­tion and Big Ben and the Lon­don Eye to the oth­er. If you like­wise feel like relax­ing, there are sev­er­al chairs which can be used for that. You will like­wise have good com­pa­ny because pel­i­cans have lived in the park after they were donat­ed to King Charles II by a Russ­ian ambas­sador dur­ing a vis­it in 1664.