London’s green spaces are the envy of cities the world over, providing lush areas of rest, relaxation and recreation amid the urban sprawl. This new expanded edition of London’s Parks and Gardens reviews all the major and minor green spaces of London from the vast expanse of Hyde Park in the centre of the city to characterful local spaces like Springfield Park in Hackney. More parks have been added for the new edition including the new Queen Elizabeth Park in Stratford.
This authoritative guide contains detailed reviews of London’s park and gardens, and offers fascinating accounts of their history as well as practical information about opening times, sports facilities and the chances of finding a good coffee. With over 70 stunning photographs and 16 maps, this book is designed to help you enjoy a surprisingly green city.
“Where can you walk among dinosaurs, see pink flamingos on a roof garden or cycle past deer whose ancestors were hunted by Charles I?”
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Nana Ocran is a freelance arts and lifestyle journalist writing reviews and features on restaurants, books, travel, education and health. She writes for the Time Out Group, the Department of Education and Skills and has also written for the London Evening Standard and the Metro.