Best Outdoor Spaces London has to offer in spring
Best Outdoor Spaces London has to offer in spring26th February 2021
After a colder, darker, and – let’s face it - bleaker winter than most, the mind can’t help but wander to a spring of promise. With the season of spring synonymous with life and growth, the recent 2021 lockdown roadmap has offered hope that the worst of the COVID pandemic has been left in the rear view mirror, and we can concentrate on making up for missed time in 2021. Post-lockdown, getting outside is top priority for just about everyone, and our blog has your capital bucket list covered with reviews of some of the best outdoor spaces in London.
No prizes for guessing number one on our list – Hyde Park is perhaps the most iconic green space in the entire country. The stunning expanse of parkland stretches over 350 acres, making it one of the largest parks in central London. First opened in 1637 by King Charles I, Hyde Park is home to over 4,000 trees, a whole host of walking routes, a large lake, a meadow and ornamental flower gardens. Such features make Hyde Park one of the best London parks in Spring, and that’s without mention of some of the park’s unique features. A key location for the promotion of free speech, Speakers’ Corner is an area in which people can gather to conduct an open discussion about whatever their heart desires; entertainment in of itself if the large scale free music concerts don’t suffice. We’ll name drop Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones and Queen - just a few of the many legendary acts to perform in Hyde Park.
The Flemings Apartments are just off the East side of the park, and offer a premium serviced accommodation option for corporate travellers in the area. With one, two and three bedroom apartments available, the properties are ideally located to take in some of the best outdoor spaces in London, with some apartments fitted with a private patio, walk-on balcony or terrace. Spacious, modern interior designs, an on-site fitness centre and a fully equipped kitchen are just some of the amenities that make Flemings Apartments some of the best in London.
The Regent’s Park
Another Royal park, the Regent’s is certainly up there with the best parks in London in Spring, not least due to the blossoming of a varied selection of around 12,000 roses in Queen Mary’s Garden, the largest collection of its kind in the capital. Roses aren’t the only spring flower bloom on display in the garden, with approximately 9,000 begonias also a star attraction, making a visit to the park’s inner circle nothing short of a delight. The Regent’s Park, however, has plenty more to offer than just flower displays in the spring time. The 410 acre park is predominantly open land, with an array of attractions to provide your spring entertainment.
If canal walks are your cup of tea, Regent’s Canal runs through the northern side of the park, offering sumptuous views when coupled with an early sunset. Sticking with the park’s north, London Zoo is perhaps the star attraction, boasting 673 species and around 19,000 animals. Primrose Hill also sits adjacent to the park’s northern side, providing unique views of central London from a height of 64 metres. Heading south of the inner circle, the area is dominated by Regent’s University London, a fantastic educational establishment with gorgeous architecture well worth a visit. All in all, a day trip to the Regent’s Park leaves visitors with plenty to see and do, making the area one of the best parks in London in spring.
AKA Marylebone The Mews is perhaps the best serviced accommodation available in the immediate surrounding area, situated within walking distance of the park’s southern side. The three bedroom corporate house is ideally located for business travellers seeking the best outdoor spaces in London, being a stone’s throw from the aforementioned Regent’s park. This property boasts a Jacuzzi, swimming pool and steam room, complete with all the necessary components of a premium serviced apartment including a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living area and dining area, and a full hotel style reception to respond to any queries guests may have.
To complete our star-studded line-up of the best London parks in spring we have the beautiful Richmond Park. Full to the brim with life, from ancient trees and other rare plant species to deer herds and bats, this park more than justifies its protected status as an important habitat for wildlife, a National Nature Reserve, and London's largest Site of Special Scientific Interest. This naturally makes spring time the best season to visit Richmond Park, with visitors able to enjoy the range of wildlife on display. The largest royal park in London is a whopping 2,500 acres in size, so naturally there are plenty of trails fit for walkers, cyclists and visitors on horseback alike.
There are many attractions on offer within the park, with Richmond Park golf course probably the pick of the bunch for visitors interested in sport. 30 stunning ponds offer visitors ample opportunity to stop for a relaxing picnic, with grade I and II listed buildings also available in abundance, some highlights being White, Holly and Pembroke lodges.
The 20 The Barons apartments offer serviced accommodation close to the northwest side of the park. With studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments available, there are few better places to accommodate your solo, couple or group visits to the best parks in London in spring. A walk on balcony allows visitors to take in some delightful surrounding views, and the property is also able to accommodate certain well behaved pets, allowing you to take your furry friend with you on your Richmond Park visit. The flawless apartments are finished with a fully equipped kitchen, beautifully decorated and spacious living areas, and a work desk to supplement your busy day during a corporate stay.
Our website contains an extensive portfolio of serviced apartments, perfect to accommodate your trip to the best outdoor spaces in London this spring. Don’t hesitate to contact us if a trip to the capital is in the pipeline.