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Four Royal Parks Walk – A to Z of Things to do and Places to Visit in London

Four Royal Parks Walk – A to Z of Things to do and Places to Visit in London

The best way to experience London is by walking… don’t listen to those sweaty cyclists who get from A to B rather quickly, but miss out on so much in-between! A fantastic wee stroll that I have enjoyed on a number of occasions will take you through four beautiful Royal Parks – Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park and St James Park.

A great way to begin the Four Royal Parks walk is to take the Routmaster Number 9 bus to Kensington Gardens and then make your way back into Central London and St James Park. How long will the walk take… how long is a piece of string! There is no rush, I normally take around 4 hours– why rush past such beautiful scenery, public art, stunning views and the chance to sit down on park bench and watch life unfold before your very eyes…

Kensington Gardens, the highlights for me are the Round Pond which is a great place to sit, relax and enjoy the scenery. As is the Italian Garden and the garden at Kensington Palace. And who could not feel a wee bit of nostalgia kicking in when they see the stunning Peter Pan sculpture. Some people may be impressed by the Albert Memorial…

Hyde Park,  one of my favourite Royal Parks, but I don’t think anybody could fail to be impressed by the grand entrance, it really is magnificent. The  Serpentine and the views from Serpentine Bridge or the viewing point beside the Dell Restaurant are my favourite places to spent some time. The Rose Garden when the flowers are in full bloom is also well worth a visit. And of course Speakers Corner on a Sunday is a must do London experience.

Green Park, is the smallest of London’s Royal Parks and my least favourite, which resembles a building site at the moment. More millions been spent on those Olympic Games! Best time to visit this park is when the huge trees that abound all over the place are full of life in the summer and Autumn.

St James Park, is the oldest of the Royal Parks and one of my favourites. I don’t care too much for that dysfunctional bunch who stay in the big Palace near by though! The views from the bridge across the lake in either direction are pretty dam good! Normally overrun with tourists, which isn’t so good…

Each of the four Royal Parks  have so much more to enjoy than what I have very briefly mentioned. Go and explore… seek and you will find…

Remember to take plenty to eat and drink with you on the Four Royal Parks Walk, there are plenty of seats to stop at,  for a rest and bit of relaxation…

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8 Comments

  1. I would love to visit all these places, and perhaps one day I will. You just never know. I’m a walker like you so there’s no doubt I’d been strolling here and there.

    Have a terrific day. :)
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  2. Comedy Plus, you never know what life holds in store. Walking is the way…

  3. Love the pics. I have walked from St James Park to Hyde Park a couple of times but never went all the way to Kensington Gardens before.

  4. Kelly, thanks…. you need to go all the way next time!

  5. Cool walk, which has it all. Just wish I had the energy to manage all four on the same day.

  6. Way back in my younger days I use to jog all the way around these four parks. I could probably just about walk it now.

  7. Tracey, you can do it…

  8. Sam, you could do it no problem…

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