London parks

What are the best London parks to visit? Visiting London it's walking in the best parks in London.  Entertainment for kids and grown-ups. Activities at the park are available; sports, walking, running, biking, boating, riding... Discover the main sights and some big events in the parks.

Discover the best London parks: Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, Regent's Park and St James's Park.

Hyde Park

The Hyde Park is the largest park in London. Where is the principal entrance to the park? If you decide to take the subway, stop at the Hyde Park Corner station. In the same area, you will find the Apsley House (the Wellington Museum) and the Wellington Arch.

The famous Speakers' Corner where you can watch public speeches is close to Marble Arch, north corner to the Hyde Park. Nearest subway station: Marble Arch.

If you walk to the Serpentine River, you can hire some rowing boats here. Cross the Serpentine Bridge and you will arrive at the Diana Fountain. The memorial is an oval fountain made with granite. The Lido Cafe is an excellent place to rest and to enjoy some great views of the Serpentine.

Events in Hyde Park

2016 Hyde Park Community Fair: March 6, 7, 2016

BST Hyde ParkBritish Summer Time Hyde Park July 2, 8, 9, 2016

Race For Life 2016: 5k, 10k race in Hyde Park July 31, 2016

Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2016: September 24, 25, 2016

Winter Wonderland: November to January

Kensington Gardens

The Kensington Gardens are located just on the west side of Hyde Park. The Queensway will be the closest subway station to go to Diana Memorial Playground, a huge pirate ship, best place for kids. On your way to the Kensington Palace (was the official residence of Lady Diana), you can stop at the Broadwalk Cafe.

Walk around the Round Pond and continue north east to reach the Peter Pan Statue and the Italian Gardens. In the South of the park there is theSerpentine Gallery. The visit of the gallery is worth it and it's free. Continue south to see the Albert Memorial. The Royal Albert Hall is just behind the Albert Memorial.

Events in Kensington Gardens

Kensington Dollshouse Festival 2016: May 13, 14. Location: Kensington Town Hall.

Arts Antiques London 2016: June 24 to 30. Located at the Albert Memorial and Kensington Gardens.

Regent's Park

The Regent's Park is situated north of Hyde Park. One of favorite London parks. It contains the most beautiful flowerbeds, entertainments and best kids’ activities.

How to go to Regent's Park? By subway, station Regent's Park. The Queen Mary's Gardens is a must see in London and is one of the famous rose gardens in the world. Near the rose gardens is the Open Air Theatre opened for shows from May to September.

Visit the hub with its huge terrace. Many sports activities for kids and grownups at the Hub, rugby, cricket, football, exercices classes...

The ZSL Zoo is the fun place for kids in the Regent's Park. Underground station: Camden Town. Look for shows with penguins, otters and interesting talks about animals, lions, spiders...

Events in Regent's Park

Chasers Regents Park Grand Prix 10K Winter Series 2016: March 6

Regent's Park Run 2016: March 26

5 and 10k MSF Fun Run: April 23, 2016

Superhero Run in Regents Park: May 15, 2016

Regent's Park 5k 2015: May 30

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Season 2016: 

  • Running Wild: May 13 to June 12
  • Henri V: June 12 to July 9
  • Jesus Christ Superstar: July 15 to August 27
  • Pride and Prejudice: September 2 to 17

Taste of London 2016: June 15 to 19.

Frieze London 2016: October 6 to 9.

St James Park

The James's Park is one of the oldest London parks. The ceremony Trooping the Colour is on June 13, 2015 on the edge of the park. Cannot be missed!

Enjoy amazing views to Buckingham Palace, Whitehall, London Eye from the Blue Bridge. From May to August, listen to concerts during lunchtime and evening. Playground in the park. 

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