Top Choice Gardens in Richmond, Kew & Hampton Court

Kew Gardens

In 1759 botanists began rummaging around the world for specimens to plant in the 3-hectare Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. They never stopped collecting, and the gardens, which have bloomed to 121 hectares, provide th…
Top Choice Park in Kensington & Hyde Park

Hyde Park

At 145 hectares, Hyde Park is central London's largest open space, expropriated from the Church in 1536 by Henry VIII and turned into a hunting ground and later a venue for duels, executions and horse racing. The 18…
Top Choice Park in North London

Hampstead Heath

Sprawling Hampstead Heath, with its rolling woodlands and meadows, feels a million miles away – despite being approximately four – from the City of London. Covering 320 hectares, most of it woods, hills and meadows,…
Top Choice Park in Greenwich & South London

Greenwich Park

This is one of London’s loveliest expanses of green, with a rose garden, picturesque walks, Anglo-Saxon tumuli and astonishing views from the crown of the hill near the Royal Observatory towards Canary Wharf – the f…
Top Choice Gardens in Richmond, Kew & Hampton Court

Hampton Court Palace Maze

No one should leave Hampton Court without losing themselves in the 800m-long yew maze, included in entry; those not visiting the palace can enter via the gardens.
Top Choice Park in East London

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The glittering centrepiece of London's 2012 Olympic Games, this vast 227-hectare expanse includes the main Olympic venues as well as playgrounds, walking and cycling trails, gardens, and a diverse mix of wetland, wo…
Top Choice Park in North London

Gasholder Park

Part of the impressive redevelopment of the King's Cross area, this urban green space right by Regent's Canal is a masterpiece of regeneration. The cast iron structure used to be the frame of Gasholder No 8, the lar…
Park in Richmond, Kew & Hampton Court

Richmond Park

At almost 1000 hectares (the largest urban parkland in Europe), this park offers everything from formal gardens and ancient oaks to unsurpassed views of central London 12 miles away. It’s easy to flee the several ro…
Park in Richmond, Kew & Hampton Court

Wimbledon Common

Surging on into Putney Heath, Wimbledon Common blankets a staggering 460 hectares of southwest London. An astonishing expanse of open, wild and wooded space for walking (the best mode of exploration), nature trailin…
Park in Greenwich & South London

Battersea Park

Sprinkled with sculptures by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, these 50 hectares of gorgeous greenery stretch between Albert and Chelsea bridges. To the north is the Peace Pagoda. There are lakes and plenty of sport…