List of Top Things to See in London

List of Top Things to See in London
For outdoors enthusiasts, England's largest and most famous city is not often the first place people think of when looking for outdoor things to do and see. Not surprisingly, though, London has many beautiful parks and places where one can find solitude while still immersed in its full urban landscape. The top things to see in London give visitors an air of independence and freedom from the droves of tourists that crowd the typical attractions while offering a breath of fresh air.

Bushy Park

Just north of the Hampton Court Palace in the London borough of Richmond upon the Thames, Bushy Park covers approximately 1,100 acres. The park features an 18th centruy baroque-styled water garden, the tree-lined Chestnut Avenue, a swimming pool, and the Diana Fountain. Fallow and red deer roam free throughout the park, reminiscent of the days when King Henry VIII used the area as a private hunting grounds. The park is open 365 days a year and is easily reachable by public transportation.

Bushy Park Office
The Stockyard, Bushy Park
Hampton Court Road
Hampton, Middlesex. TW12 2EJ
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8979 1586

Hyde Park

London's most centrally located park, Hyde Park is also London's most famous. The park's 350 acres contain over 4,000 trees, a meadow filled with butterflies and wildflowers, and a lake giving visitors a natural retreat from the urban surroundings of downtown London. The elegant Rose Garden features beautiful flowers all year-round with roses blooming from late May until fall. A memorial fountain for Princess Diana was erected in 2004 and the park's Holocaust Memorial is just beyond the lake's dam. The park is open every day of the year.

The Park Office
Rangers Lodge
Hyde Park, London W2 2UH
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7298 2100

The Regent's Park & Primrose Hill

Located on central London's north side, The Regent's Park & Primrose Hill offers visitors a relaxing park filled with statues, fountains, a garden containing 30,000 roses, the London Zoo, and one of London's best vantage points. From the hill, visitors can look out over central London and the surrounding area to view its skyline and the Thames. The park is also home to London's only wild hedgehog colonies.

The Store Yard, Inner Circle
Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NR
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7486 7905

Article Written By Patrick M. Lind

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.

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