Gardens in London

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Gardens in London

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  • Nyri
    Tampa, FL16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good walking shoes are a must, or rain boots that are comfortable, or hiking books that are great for walking more than hiking. Expect rain and puddles everywhere, especially in the winter months, so you want shoes that are water resistant or waterproof.

    Do not feed the wildlife please, you will see signs asking you to obey this rule, but as always, humans do what they want to do and have no respect for nature or rules.

    Do not touch the flowers or plants in the gardens! I know you are tempted to take a flower, and yes they are beautiful, but leave the gardens as you find them.

    The gardens can be windy and cold, especially in the areas that are close to the river, you will need to wear something warm, and again, it might also be raining!

    You need a good umbrella, your hotel will probably have some, mine did and they were of excellent quality. This is not a city for low grade umbrellas guys, you gotta step up your game!

    Stay off that luscious green grass, I know it’s tempting, but your feet will be covered in mud and dog poop. If you look around in any direction you will notice dog trainers in the grass, and with the weather you already know it’s wet! Stay off the grass and let the dogs enjoy a bit of room to play!

    Make room for those getting a bit of exercise, there will be walkers, joggers and runners of all types, let them pass in peace please!

    Don’t miss the artwork and its detailed explanation by the artist. This is The Arch by Henry Moore, his sculptures are loved around the world.

    Stop and read Discover the Birds of The Longwater! You will find some interesting tidbits about the different variations of birds and what makes them unique!

    This is a great place for a date, the entry is free, you can spend time walking and roaming and find a cafe for a light low cost snack and of course, a spot of tea. A picnic alone or with friends would also work, I would not advise that during the winter, but in the spring and summer, I know these grounds are packed with people of all ages enjoying the beauty in the company of others.

    Peter Pan~The boy who would not grow up! If you are a fan of Peter Pan, don’t miss the statue, and expect people to be there getting selfies and refusing to move so you can enjoy the spot as well. Pay them no mind, especially if you aren’t in a rush!

    Make sure you visit one of the cafes or gift shops, a portion of the proceeds from all purchases support the upkeep of the parks and wildlife!

    A rule to follow in all nature spaces is take nothing, and leave with what you came with, trash included! I can say these grounds, trails and paths were in immaculate condition. Aside from people feeding the birds, I saw no trash and no rules being broken. So take a day to roam around Hyde Park, there is beauty that is there for everyone of all ages and interests to enjoy!

    Unnerved Traveler
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • cannygirl
    Lake District, UK102 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    I feel the entrance fee is expensive, the admission process once you’ve arrived is chaotic, huge cues. A couple in front if us waited patiently and got to the front only to be told to join the back of the other cue!
    Considering its mud march the place was heaving, staff were a mix of pleasant and polite to down right rude! I would remain mindful that walking through the palace and looking at the exhibits you need to weave in and out of sizeable crowds.

    I appreciate that money is required to maintain these historic buildings, and pay staff, however I felt there were simply too many people going through at 30 min intervals … perhaps a rad greedy on the palaces part !
    Written 21 March 2024
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  • sarah
    Norwich, UK15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views of the City of London and beyond. A free experience. We didn’t have to queue (we visited early afternoon on a Friday) and the website shows you how busy the garden is live so you can see whether to expect a queue before you arrive. A quick security check (airport style) before getting the lift to the garden where you are free to wander and enjoy the views at your leisure. Recommended!
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • Ines
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another lovely visit to the Cafe in Chelsea Physic Garden. A warm welcome from Jorge and Norma, they even remembered my name. A delicious gluten free carrot cake, from now on my absolute favourite! Many thanks!
    Written 7 March 2024
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  • Helena D
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very beautiful to visit in April as the acer trees and blossoms are out. Very peaceful and a hidden gem of London.

    However, it's much much smaller than I expected. You could walk the circuit in about 2 minutes if you didn't stop to take photos & appreciate the details. Just beware of this if you're making a special journey. Maybe visit the Holland Park Orangery around the corner to extend your visit. There's a nice little café there too.
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • DayTrip00862423838
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, well kept gardens. One of the only gardens in London which is dog free (and is enforced), thanks to this it’s peaceful and calm.
    Written 11 February 2024
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  • Emery R
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went with a friend to see pierce the veil and had a great time. Friend did end up fainting but the medics were super nice, especially Peter who wheeled them down to our taxi and waited for it to get there. Other staff members were pretty pushy though and were rushing us to leave when my friend was still not able to stand, this had happened the last time I went in 2016 or 17 too.
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • Louis Cecile
    London, UK346 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Hill Garden and Pergola are worth the trip from the main part of Hampstead to experience pure peace. It is around a twenty-minute walk from town and there is a sign indicating a concealed entrance. This entrance feels like you are trespassing on someone's property, but it provides a sense of mystery before coming to the garden. The garden is immaculately designed. There is a small pond that leads to the pergola where you can see landscape views. There is not much more to it than this, but it is tranquil and perfect to escape from the world.
    Written 30 October 2023
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  • pab
    Peak District National Park, UK240 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spent time walking around Hyde park and stumbled across the Italian Gardens. Not the best time to see it in Feb but was impressed with the layout, fountains and story behind it. Visit if you have time 👍
    Written 6 February 2024
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  • The_Concierge_8
    Trinidad and Tobago3,379 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Elizabeth Line exudes modern, clean, streamlined and the Canary wharf station is its jewel with the brightly coloured art walkway. It's only missing a disco ball and you could hold a great party in that tunnel! Idea for the future!

    It isn't obvious that there's a garden upstairs and we only saw one sign. Up the escalator and then up a few floors to the rooftop garden. We stepped out and felt like we were in Jurassic park! :-)

    It isn't what you expect and when you're in a city and seeing only buildings, this is such a refreshing space to meander through. It is not entirely covered as there are openings to the sky throughout but if the weather allows it, do sit for a while.

    I found it raised my spirits immensely! Finished off by comfort food at the Big Easy which is at the end of one end of the garden pathways.

    It's a cool place to take a loved one to surprise them if they don't know about it.
    Written 10 March 2024
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  • MichaelMc777
    Sunnyvale, CA4,645 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This long garden next to the river is lovely to stroll. It has nice benches to sit on and enjoy a sandwich…. Some large shade trees. And, beautifully done small flower gardens.

    A wonderful place to rest and stroll, while visiting the nearby sites.
    Written 20 July 2023
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  • Emily M
    London, UK31 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Although lovely, the place is too small and not very child-friendly. However, the cafe is amazing and their chocolate chip cookies are a must-try!
    Written 13 March 2024
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  • mgg1234
    Clovis, CA24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were privileged to attend the monthly memorial service on the 23rd. It was touching and personal, demonstrating the dedication of the volunteers to maintaining and honoring the memory of the people buried here. We were both sure what to expect, but they were warm and welcoming, and shared a lot about the cemetery and people. Not a big or common London destination, but worth a visit.
    Written 24 March 2024
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  • GlobetrotterNL83
    Greater London, UK1,037 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly welcome upon arrival. Map provided. Small giftshop and expensive cafe. The great hall, library and court yard are beautiful. Small museum with exhibits as well. We enjoyed walking around the walled garden and the setting so close to the Thames is lovely too. Very busy with lots of families having a picnic.
    Written 4 June 2023
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  • GParkin
    22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice free playground which my 7 year old enjoyed. Lots going on to watch and very close to Waterloo Station. Good place to spend before or after going to the Aquarium etc.
    Written 16 February 2023
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