When staying in London, you find yourself in a busy capital city with skyscrapers and bumper to bumper traffic. Sometimes, whether visiting for pleasure or business, you just want to escape, find that outdoor space where you can breathe in the fresh air and allow yourself a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle.
The great thing you will find when visiting London is how many fantastic gardens there are that you can visit and enjoy. Soak up the beauty and tranquillity they provide while absorbing the beautiful flower beds and mixture of colours. All the gardens in London are well-maintained and due to the busy nature of the city; they are very popular with both tourists and locals alike.
Royal Botanical Gardens
The Royal Botanical Gardens are an impressive three hundred acres or one hundred and twenty-one hectares of relaxation and beauty. Here you will find more than thirty thousand types of plants. The gardens date back more than two hundred and fifty years and are located in the South West of London. These gardens are more than a relaxing place to just soak in the fresh air and abundance of beauty, they are also a World Heritage site and definitely worth the visit when staying in London.
Kensington Palace Gardens
Kensington Palace Gardens are nineteenth-century gardens that are guaranteed to make an impact. If you are looking for a place where you can enjoy a leisurely walk, then these may be the gardens for you. The Kensington Palace Gardens comprise of a variety of different landscapes, including the famous Italian gardens. It provides you with an opportunity to explore different landscapes and designs, giving you some perfect picture moments in the heart of London.
Hampton Court Palace Gardens
The Hampton Court Palace Gardens date back to Henry VIII, who created the gardens to showcase an opulent display centuries ago. Today this sixty-acre garden is home to the annual flower show, but also provides visitors with a stunning selection of landscapes and flower beds. It is a place where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll in the sunshine or simply relax under a tree and soak up the beauty and magnificence of this beautiful garden setting.
Kyoto Japanese Gardens
The Kyoto Japanese Gardens are exceptionally relaxing and a must to visit if you love exploring new parks and gardens when visiting London. These gardens were created in the famous Holland Park in 1991 and have become a leading tourist attraction. The gardens oriental style combined with relaxation and being beautifully maintained make them a very special place to visit when in London.
Buckingham Palace Gardens
Buckingham Palace Gardens is a very popular choice which spans over fifteen hectares in the heart of London. Those who visit the palace for the full guided tour will also enjoy taking the garden tour and seeing this open public space and all it has to offer. One of the most beautiful landscapes in the gardens in the famous Rose Garden, which must not be missed.
Syon House and Gardens
Syon House is always worth a visit, but it’s the beautiful gardens that are the leading attraction here. These sixteen hectares are so well-maintained and provide you with a relaxing and spectacular setting whether you want to have a relaxed walk on a sunny afternoon or just sit back and relax for a few hours. The Great Conservatory is definitely not to be missed during your visit.