Parks

Millions of Londoners and tourists visit the eight Royal Parks for free each year. The 5,000 acres of historic parkland provide unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the heart of the capital. A simple walk or a picnic in the park, sport, top quality entertainment, community and education projects - all waiting for you.

The Royal Parks is also responsible for maintaining other spaces in London, including Victoria Tower Gardens, Brompton Cemetery, the gardens of 10, 11 and 12 Downing Street, and Grosvenor Square Gardens.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is one of London's eight Royal Parks and every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit the park. It is home to famous landmarks including the Serpentine Lake, Speakers' Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.

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Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens is planted with formal avenues of magnificent trees and ornamental flower beds. It is a perfect setting for Kensington Palace, peaceful Italian Gardens, the Albert Memorial, Peter Pan statue and the Serpentine Gallery.

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Richmond Park

Richmond Park is the largest of London's eight Royal Parks and is the biggest enclosed space in London. It is home to the beautiful Isabella Plantation, Pembroke Lodge and herds of Red and Fallow deer.

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Bushy Park

Lying north of Hampton Court Palace, the history of the park is inextricably linked to the palace, yet it has always had its own distinct rural character. The famous Arethusa 'Diana' Fountain forms the centrepiece to the equally famous Chestnut Avenue.

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St James's Park

St James's Park is at the very heart of London, covering 23 hectares (58 acres) and has a lake harbouring ducks, geese and pelicans. St James's is also home to the Mall, the setting for many ceremonial parades and events of national celebration.

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The Green Park

The Green Park is a peaceful refuge for people living, working or visiting central London, and is particularly popular for sunbathing and picnics in fine weather. It is also popular as a healthy walking route to work for commuters.

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The Regent's Park and Primrose Hill

The Regent's Park is the largest grass area for sports in Central London and offers a wide variety of activities, as well as an Open Air Theatre, the London Zoo and many cafes and restaurants.

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Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park covers 73 hectares (183 acres) and is the oldest enclosed Royal Park. It is situated on a hilltop with impressive views across the River Thames to the Docklands and the City of London, between Blackheath and the River Thames.

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Brompton Cemetery

Brompton Cemetery covers 16.5 hectares and is one of the finest cemeteries in the country.

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Victoria Tower Gardens

Victoria Tower Gardens, officially opened in 1914, lies at the heart of Westminster, bordered by the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, Millbank and Lambeth Bridge. Victoria Tower Gardens is home to a number of memorials celebrating freedom.

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Grosvenor Square Garden

Grosvenor Square is the setting for the memorial to Franklin Roosevelt and under the Roosevelt Memorial Act the Secretary of State has the responsibility for maintaining it as a public garden. The square is also the centrepiece of the Duke of Westminster's property and takes its name from their family surname, "Grosvenor".

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