London is known for its rich history, culture, and diverse range of attractions, from the Tower of London to the many centuries-old pubs that dot its historic streets. But what many people may not know is that London is also home to an impressive array of parks and green spaces. The city boasts over 3,000 parks, gardens, and other green areas, and some of the most famous ones are also the easiest to reach from downtown.
The history of London is intimately connected with its parks and green spaces as they’ve served as meeting places, performance venues, hunting grounds, and even military training areas over the centuries. As the city grew and developed, these green spaces became increasingly important, providing spaces for relaxation, exercise, and recreation for people of all ages in a place that’s otherwise extremely developed and sprawling.