Have fun in London’s parks


London is home to loads of great landmarks and other forms of entertainment, but there is much more to the city than may immediately be apparent.

As well as all of the theatres, cinemas, bars and restaurants, the capital is also distinguished by its impressive collection of public parks.

Here we’ll give you a brief guide to the best green spaces in London.

Greenwich Park

One of the capital's eight royal parks, Greenwich offers great views across the city and was the sight of some events during the London 2012 Olympics.

It is visited by millions of Londoners every year and is definitely worth seeing if you’re in the area.

What’s more, Greenwich is one of the most charming areas in London, so why not take the time to wander around the market? You never know, you might even pick up the odd bargain.

 St James’s Park

St James's is the oldest of the eight London parks and is one of the most picturesque. The park includes The Mall and Horse Guards Parade, and is the perfect destination to enjoy a picnic or relax in the sun.

And to make the park even more appealing, it is located in the city centre and is therefore near to many of the best attractions.

Hyde Park

The park covers an impressive 350 acres and is home to a number of famous landmarks, including the Serpentine Lake and Speakers' Corner.

Added to this, there's also the chance to enjoy lots of recreational activities, such as horse riding, tennis and cycling.

During the winter months, meanwhile, you may wish to visit the famous Winter Wonderland, which will certainly get you in the festive spirit.

There are loads of Christmas-themed stalls that serve scrummy snacks, while you may want to make use of the ice rink that is installed at this time of year.