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Parks & nature in England

Park
“Covering 350 acres, Hyde Park is London's largest open space and has been a destination for sightseers since 1635. One of the park's highlights is the Serpentine, an 18th-century man-made lake popular for boating and swimming. Hyde Park is also where you'll find Speakers' Corner, a traditional forum for free speech (and heckling). Another Hyde Park landmark is Apsley House, former home of the first Duke of Wellington and purchased after his famous victory at Waterloo. Now a museum, it houses Wellington's magnificent collections of paintings, including Velázquez's The Waterseller of Seville, along with gifts presented by grateful European kings and emperors. England's greatest hero is also commemorated at the Wellington Arch.”
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Park
“If you're in need of some green space and fresh air, head towards Regent's Park and enjoy the stunning rose garden, wildlife and even the fantastic summertime Open Air Theatre.”
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Park
“Lovely large park in East London. Well maintained playgrounds with water play (in the summer) and great slides/ climbing spaces. Lovely path runs the whole way round the park so good for cycle/ scooter and running. Skate park is always busy. Also have a couple of good cafes at each end of the park. ”
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Park
“One of the most beautiful parks in London. Hampstead underground is 3 stops away from Hendon Hendon central on the northern line.”
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National Park
“Something for everyone, check out the Dartmoor tourist info online, scenery is breathtaking and there is so much to do and enjoy”
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Park
“A bit further afield One of England’s treasures. The New Forest National Park area covers 566 km2 (219 sq mi) making it the largest contiguous area of unsown vegetation in lowland Britain. It includes roughly: 146 km2 (56 sq mi) of broadleaved woodland. Lots of nice villages and pubs to visit”
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Lake
“Battersea Park is a ten minute walk over the bridge and is a peaceful place to go for a run or walk. There is a little cafe which is ideal for that morning coffee!”
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Park
“Beautiful park at the top of Grafton Street and a great place to sip a coffee and watch the world go by. Butlers coffee at at the top of Grafton St just before the green does excellent coffee. don't forget your free chocolate! ”
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Park
“Wonderful royal park with great rose garden, cricket pitch, tennis courts, deer, playground and Queen Victoria’s ancient oak tree that she used to play in. Overlooking the River Thames and home to one of London’s most iconic views, Greenwich Park is an amazing mix of 17th century landscape, stunning gardens and a rich history that dates back to Roman times. The park’s 183 acres has something for everyone. Stand on the Prime Meridian, the reference point for the rest of the world, and visit The Royal Observatory. Follow in the footsteps of England’s kings and queens with a walk through Greenwich’s ancient trees. Visit the tranquil flower, herb and orchard gardens then stop for tea at the Pavilion Café.”
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Park
“A lovely walk from the flat through Holland Park to Kensington Gardens you'll discover Kensington Palace on the way and you can pop in for a look around if you want to.”
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Botanical Garden
“A must visit place whilst you are hear - there's plenty to do and is a casual atmosphere”
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Rock Climbing Spot
“Great Park to see the Olympic Stadiums and slide down the ArcelorMittal Orbit”
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Park
“Looking for a more relaxed atmosphere instead? Kyoto Gardens in Holland Park might be just what you need!”
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Scenic Viewpoint
“At the top of London's tallest building, set beside the River Thames, The View from The Shard is a multi-sensory experience; combining awe-inspiring 360 degree views of the city in a unique setting - an escape from the hustle and bustle of the streets below. Whats great is that you can reach this destination within 30 mins by foot! Why not try booking a table during sunset, so you can watch London transform from day to night. ”
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Park
“Escape to the great outdoors in Richmond Park with its wide open spaces, grasslands and deer herds, just a stone’s throw from central London. The park is a top UK site for ancient trees and supports a range of rare species including fungi, birds, beetles, bats, grasses and wildflowers. Discover the Isabella Plantation woodland gardens, refuel at Pembroke Lodge tea rooms and enjoy distant views of St Paul’s Cathedral from King Henry’s Mound. Try your hand at power kiting, horse riding or golf, or hire a bike for some off-road cycling along the Tamsin Trail.”
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Theatre
“The Minack is a unique theatre perched on the cliffs high above the Atlantic ocean. We put on a full programme of drama, musicals and opera every summer, together with music, comedy and story-telling events. The Minack is also open to visit if no performance is taking place. Please check our visiting times.”
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