The Royal Parks have yet again been recognised amongst the best green spaces and heritage landscapes in the country, achieving a raft of Green Flag Awards and Green Heritage Accreditation.
All eight Royal Parks have maintained their 'Green Flag' status, the national award issued by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy which recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the UK.
Greenwich Park, Kensington Gardens, St James's Park and The Green Park have maintained their additional 'Green Heritage' status - an accreditation awarded for the management and interpretation of sites of local or national historic importance.
Linda Lennon CBE, Chief Executive of The Royal Parks, said:
"The fantastic news that Green Flag status has been maintained by each of the eight Royal Parks is testament to the ongoing hard work of the entire parks team in managing and preserving over 5,000 acres of historic parkland across London.
It is extremely encouraging that The Royal Parks continue to be recognised as some of the best green spaces in the country by the prestigious Green Flag scheme, which provides the benchmark against which the nation's parks are measured."
Information on all winners can be viewed on the Green Flag Award website, including a wealth of fascinating stories behind the award winning green spaces.