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Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints in London

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London Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints

Battersea Park

Battersea Park Road, London, SW11     Tel: 07000 286 433

A 200-acre riverside park opposite Chelsea, attractions include the Peace Pagoda, English country garden, tennis courts, running track, a deer enclosure, a boating lake, and even a small zoo. It is also the venue for an annual fun fair. Also the Pump House, dating from 1861.

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Hyde Park

The Park Office, Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH
Tel: 020 7298 2100      Web: www.royalparks.org.uk

Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical and historical terms one huge, merging expanse. At 390 acres, this is the largest park in central London, a royal park since Henry VIII seized it in the 1530's. Attractions include The Serpentine, Speakers' Corner and the Royal Gun Salutes.

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Regent's Park

Westminster, London, NW1
Tel: 020 7486 2431     Web: www.royalparks.org.uk

Regents Park is a huge, thriving green expanse in the heart of London. Attractions including a boating lake, rock gardens, sunken gardens and rose gardens. There is a bandstand, where bands play throughout the summer months, & the the open-air theatre that specialises in Shakespeare's works. Opening Times - May - September.

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Millennium Dome

Greenwich, London

It was first suggested in 1994 that Britain should hold a national exhibition as part of the celebrations of the new Millennium. Millennium dome was conceived as a huge, educational exhibition venue. The Dome cost many hundreds of millions and is truly an impressive structure with a circumference of over one kilometre it covers more than 20 acres. Though the Millennium Dome is now closed- it is an impressive and breath-taking construction on the London skyline and still remains a hugely impressive architectural feat. Spectacular views can be had from one of the Thames River ferries.
Nearest Tube Station: North Greenwich

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The Millennium Bridge

South Bank, London

Linking the Magnificent St. Paul's Cathedral across the Thames to the Tate Modern is the remarkable Millennium Bridge. The design was determined by an international design competition. The bridge is one hundred and forty, four meters long and is supported by eight cables that are 120mm thick. The Millennium Bridge stands as a testimony to modern design and engineering.

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Bushy Park

Hampton Court Road, London, TW12 2EA
Tel: 020 8979 1586     Web: www.royalparks.org.uk

With an area of 445 hectares (1,099 acres). Bushy is the second largest of the Royal Parks. Lying to the north of Hampton Court Palace, the park, has a distinctly rural character and is home to around 320 free-roaming deer. The famous Arethusa 'Diana' Fountain forms the centrepiece to the famous Chestnut Avenue.

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St. James's Park

The St James's Park Office, Storeyard, Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2BJ
Tel: 020 7930 1793     Web: www.royalparks.org.uk

With its royal, political and literary associations, St James's Park is at the very heart of London and covers 23 hectares (58 acres). With a lake harbouring ducks, geese and pelicans. St James's is also home to the Mall, the setting for many ceremonial parades and events of national celebration.

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The Green Park

The St James's Park Office, Storeyard, Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2BJ
Tel: 020 7930 1793         Web: www.royalparks.org.uk

Although situated so close to St James's Park, covering 19 hectares (47 acres) The Green Park is quite different from its neighbour St James's Park. It is more peaceful, with mature trees and grassland. It is bordered by Constitution Hill, Piccadilly and Queen's Walk.

 

Nearest Tube Stations: Green Park / Hyde Park Corner

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Richmond Park

Park Office, Holly Lodge, Bog Lodge Yard, Surrey, TW10 5HS
Tel: 020 8948 3209         Web: www.royalparks.org.uk
Web: www.royalparks.org.uk

Richmond Park, at almost 1000 hectares (2500 acres), is the largest Royal Park in London and is home to around 650 free roaming deer. The pastoral landscape of hills, woodlands, ponds, gardens and grasslands set amongst ancient trees offers a peaceful respite to visitors. The Park is designated as a National Nature Reserve (NNR), a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

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Greenwich Park

Park Office, Blackheath Gate, Charlton Way, Greenwich, London, SE10 8QY
Tel: 020 8858 2608         Web: www.royalparks.org.uk

Covering 74 hectares (183 acres). Greenwich is the oldest enclosed Royal Park and home to a small herd of fallow and red deer. Situated on top of a hill, visitors enjoy sweeping views across the River Thames to St Paul's Cathedral and beyond. The park is part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site, host to the Prime Meridian Line and the old Royal Observatory, as well as having the National Maritime Museum as a neighbour.

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