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Parks & nature in London

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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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
“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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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
“A beautiful park just a five minute drive away. A perfect place to cycle or stroll while keeping an eye out for herds of deer. Goo little cafes for a snack too. ”
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Botanical Garden
“Beautiful , historic gardens and glasshouses with treetop walk, lovely cafes and amazing children’s play area. ”
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Pool
“The only open air 50 m 'Heated' swimming pool in London. GO early morning or during week days to avoid queues. Fabulous experience to be in water with the stars stretched out or with views to London sky. Occasionally you may even want to sunbathe on its paved surroundings, but is very loved by serious swimmers too.”
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Beach
“Known for its maritime history, experience ultimate high-speed experience on the Thames, explore the local park”
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Park
“Lovely nearby park with a pond, some animals, a cafe and a kid's paddling pool.”
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Scenic Viewpoint
“Great views on a clear day and still within walking but you can also catch a bus”
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