Tired of scrolling through Instagram and seeing your friends in New York, Amsterdam, Dubai and Prague eating fancy stuff, visiting amazing sights and taking the coolest photos?
London might be a big, smokey, noisy metropolis but it is also one of the greenest cities in the world with some lovely green and tranquil spaces to escape the hustle and bustle! Now that the weather is warming up and summer is coming we have put together our recommendations for some of the best outdoor spaces for you to enjoy during your stay with us!
Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill
So let’s start with our local parks! We are so lucky that Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill are located within a 7 minute walk of Tti! Relax in this beautiful park after you finish your classes at school. Have a stroll through the giant Regent’s Park and walk up Primrose Hill for wonderful views of the London skyline. Amble through the elegant flowerbeds in Avenue Garden, see more than 12,000 roses in Queen Mary’s Gardens, or hire a rowing boat and join the ducks on the boating lake. The nearest tube stations are Regent’s Park, Baker Street, Camden Town and Mornington Crescent.
Hyde Park is one of the largest parks here in London. It’s worth seeing this nice spot now spring has arrived and all the beautiful flowers have finally blossomed.
Hyde Park offers a wide range of activities like horse riding, boating on the Serpentine, feeding some animals (ducks, squirrels), having a coffee or cold ice tea and some food in the sun.
lf you’re not really into activities you can just lie down on the soft green grass and enjoy the sun for as long as it lasts. Don’t forget to visit all the memorials, statues and fountains Hyde Park has to offer!
The nearest tube stations are Hyde Park Corner, Marble Arch, Lancaster Gate and Knightsbridge. Hyde Park is open from 5am till midnight all year around, so it doesn’t matter if you want to jog in the morning, enjoy your lunch break or the watch the sunset in the evening.
You can never get tired of enjoying the sun and breathing some fresh air. So why don’t visit Holland Park? This park is not just a mixture of trees, it includes beautiful flower beds, animals and several pathways with interesting chill out areas.
The highlight is the Kyoto Garden. It’s a Japanese garden which contains a small waterfall surrounded by lovely trees. Have your own magical moment by standing in front of the waterfall and looking at the koi carps. The other parts of the park are worth visiting as well. Have a pleasant time by smelling the sweet fragrance of the roses or relax by watching the peacocks. The park is open from 7.30am till 30 min before dusk (tube station: Holland Park)
Also known as the people’s park, Victoria Park is one of the oldest parks in London with canals, ponds, a pavilion, tennis courts and a sports ground which makes it an absolute must see.
It is also perfect for people who like to party because in summer it’s taken over by a number of festivals (example: Lovebox and Field Day last year).
Take a picture at the Chinese pagoda or chill out near the fountains while enjoying some ice cream. Victoria Park boasts a lot of wildlife which includes a deer enclosure, moorhens, Grey and Canada geese and of course squirrels.
The park is open from 7am till dusk from Monday to Sunday. The nearest stations are Cambridge Heath and London Fields.
Make the most of your time in London and combine history and summer! Visit Greenwich Park which is the location of the prime meridian. Climb the hill for a panoramic view of London and afterwards pass by the Royal Observatory and have a journey through space and time. As the park covers 74 hectares you have the opportunity to explore a huge area of nature.
The variety of ways to get to Greenwich is huge! Decide between bus, tube and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). However, the best mode of transportation is the still getting there by boat. It’s great fun and you get the opportunity to pass a lot of sights. Greenwich Park is open from 6am all year round.
We hope that you had a nice Easter weekend and a great start to Springtime! We are enjoying the rising temperatures and the blooming nature of London. But as you know, time flies and we are already looking forward to Summer when the sun will shine, the days will be longer, everybody will be outside enjoying all that London has to offer! Summertime is the perfect opportunity to improve your language skills and travel to London because here you’ll find a variety of activities, a mix of cultures from all over the world and the possibility to study English better than anywhere else. If you are still not sure about spending your summer in London, then we would like to give you ten reasons why you should: