Hyde Park

King Henry VIII bought the land from the canons of Westmister Abbey and turned it into a hunting ground. Charles I opened the site for the public in 1637. In 1733 the land was converted into a park. The "Hyde Park" is famous for the "Speakers' Corner" at Park Lane/Oxford Street.  

Albert Memorial

The "Albert Memorial" was built on the initiative of Queen Victoria in 1875 by George Gilbert Scott. The monument is dedicated to her husband Albert of Saxony-Coburg and Gotha, who died in 1861. The beautiful figures are representing the four continents.

St. James's Park

St. James Park was named after a hospital that stood here when King Henry VIII bought the land in 1532. He built St James's Palace and used the property as a game park. King Charles II opened the park to the public around 1680. In 1827, the park was redesigned according to John Nash's plans, and the canal was converted into a lake. St. James Park is just in front of Buckingham Palace and is bordered to the north by The Mall, Downing Street No.10 is to the east of the park.

 

St. James's Park

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Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park was once a royal hunting ground, which was opened in the 18th century for the public. You will have a very nice panorama from the famous "Greenwich Observatory" on the Thames and the skyline of the Docklands.

 

Greenwich Park 

 

Regent's Park

The "Regent's Park" is almost as large as the famous "Hyde Park" but it is rarely visited by tourists. In the park there is the "London Zoo" and a Boating Lake with pedal boats for rent. There are several cafes, a rose garden and an open air theater. 

Map of parks und gardens in London

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