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London is a huge cosmopolitan city which is going to be even more busy this summer with the Olympic Games.
But don't worry, the royal city offers amazing grounds and green spaces where you'll be able to find some peace and quiet among the Olympic craziness. The good thing is these green spaces will stay long after the Olympics are over :-).
London is not blessed with plenty of sunshine but it sure gets it's fair share of rain which helps keep these parks green and beautiful.
You can stroll in the parks as you hike between attractions in London, you can take a picnic basket and enjoy an outdoor lunch, you can stop at one of the many playgrounds the parks offer - whatever you do enjoy these vast green spaces London has to offer.
So here are the top parks of London:
One of the largest Royal parks in London. It's central location makes it easily accessible and it's famous for it's Speaker's Corner (mostly active on Sundays afternoons)
Originally part of Hyde Park until bought by William III in 1689. The Gardens are a bit more structured than Hyde Park and are used for picnics and jogging. Kids will love the Diana Memorial Playground with it's huge pirate ship as a center piece.
This is one of London's most prestigious parks - located in the northern part of the city, it is home to London Zoo and a theater. While it is not as central as Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, it is worth to make the detour..