Finally, after many months of cold, wet and windy weather, spring is arriving and bringing with it warmer weather, longer days and sunshine. The change from winter to spring is always a special time of the year and a perfect chance to get out for some much-needed sunshine on a long walk. London is a great place for a walk whether you live in the capital or you jump on a train to the capital for a day. So, where are some of the best places in London for a spring walk?
Hyde Park is in the heart of London and one of eight Royal Parks spanning around 350 acres. Located near Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park is very easy to reach but it is also a nice peaceful retreat in the centre of the city. There are lots of highlights throughout the park, including the Diana Memorial Fountain, a playground for kids, the Rose Garden and a bar and cafe. Be sure to see what events are coming up as you could coincide your walk with a fun event.
Located in picturesque West London, Holland Park is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the town centre with 22.5 hectares to discover. This includes the breathtaking Kyoto Garden, which is a Japanese-style garden celebrating the friendship between Britain and Japan and is considered to be one of London’s best hidden gems. Holland Park also features sports areas, children’s play facilities and a cafeteria.
St. James Park
St. James’ Park is the oldest of the Royal Parks and is located right in the heart of the city in Westminster. The 23-hectare park is surrounded by Westminster, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace and features highlights like The Mall and Horse Guards Parade. St James’s Park has also been home to pelicans for almost 400 years and you can see them being fed between 14:30 and 15:00 each day.
Kensington Gardens is another of the 8 Royal Parks in the capital in one of London’s most picturesque regions. Kensington Gardens has a huge amount to offer visitors, including Kensington Palace, Albert Memorial, the Serpentine Galleries and a large wooden outdoor pirate ship for kids inspired by Peter Pan (there is also a Peter Pan statue).
London is the place to be at the start of spring and the above are a few lovely walks that you can take that will show help you to celebrate the arrival of spring.