Enjoy the best of nature in London this summer

Posted by Andrew Smith on October 11th, 2017

London has some of the finest parks in the world including 8 Royal Parks that attract visitors all through summer. Plenty of events and activities are organised ranging from open air theatre shows to music concerts and sports events.

Those staying at the Montcalm London City hotel are just a stone’s throw from one of London’s most popular and visited royal parks – Hyde Park. After you settle into the hotel and enjoy one of the hotel’s famous rum cocktails to freshen up, you could head to explore two of the best natural parks in London.

Below are some of London's biggest and best parks. For further inspiration, see our list of all parks in London.

Hyde Park: The premier park of London it is one of the most visited city parks on the planet. Spread over an impressive 350 acres there are more than 4,000 trees, stunning ornamental flower gardens, a meadow and a large lake. There is something to do for people of all age groups. These include boating, cycling, swimming and skating among other activities. There are a number of pitches for various team sports, including a fabulous playground for the kids and even horse riding tracks. There are plenty of monuments including the Diana Memorial Fountain, The Serpentine Bridge, The Joy of Life Fountain and the Achilles Statue among other attractions. On Sundays listen to members of the public share voice their views and opinions at the popular Speaker’s Corner. There are two restaurants by the lakeside if you want to grab a bite.

Regent’s Park: Another gem among the city’s royal parks Regent’s Park comprises of 410 acres of land with beautiful rose gardens. John Nash a famous architect designed the place in 1811. It has the unique distinction of being the biggest outdoor sports location in the city for sports likes crocket, softball, rugby and football. It is home to the famous London Zoo, has a scenic lake for boating and a variety of species of water birds and plays host to the most beautiful open air theatre in London. Four cafes in the park include the Tennis Centre Cafe, The Garden Cafe, The Boathouse Cafe and The Honest Sausage. For the most breathtaking views of the city head to the top of Primrose Hill!

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