The start of Spring marks the beginning of longer days, warmer weather and enjoying the great outdoors.
If you live in London or have visited before, I’m sure you’ll agree the need to escape the hustle and bustle from time to time is necessary, so we’ve popped together a few of our favourite London green getaways.
Home to the world’s most diverse collection of living plants, Kew Gardens is set over 130 hectares and has lots to explore, from it’s beautiful glasshouses to the Treetop walkway, it’s the perfect day out.
Situated in Londons Richmond area, Kew Royal Botanical Garden is quite simply the DREAM hustle and bustle escape, once you get through the queue to get in that is. We recommend getting your tickets beforehand to keep the day as tranquil as possible.
If you’re looking for something free, Victoria Park, known as the ‘Peoples Park’ could be just the ticket. Set along the Regents Canal, you’ll find a boating pond where you can hire rowing boats during the warmer seasons, which is situated next to the Pavilion Café; the perfect spot to grab a coffee and a bite to eat.
Looking for something different? East London’s Hackney Marshes, steeped in history with its waterworks, constructed in 1856, is just that. It’s also perfectly placed with a couple of local pubs to hydrate after a stroll along the canal. If you visit on a Sunday, we recommend visiting Chatsworth Road Market, a nearby street full of local market traders, independent boutiques, coffee shops and eateries.
So, we all know we can’t rely on the British weather and more often than not the clouds like to open! Well, we have a solution for that, Sky Gardens; London's highest public garden and if you look hard enough, you'll find your next Easter Egg hunt clue here.
Situated on the 43rd floor of the Walkie Talkie building, Sky Garden is a leafy urban jungle with panoramic views of the capital. Even better, Sky Garden is free, but it’s good to book in advance as space is limited.
This is only a few of many green spots in London and you really can escape the hustle and bustle with a simple bus, tube or overground, so what's stopping you?