If you’re exploring London, but need a break from the bustling city head to one of these free urban oasis. Take a stroll, sit a while, and watch passersby – these are the perfect places to carve out a moment of calm during your travels.
Considered one of the greatest city parks in the world, Hyde Park is a London staple. The park is expansive at 350 acres and features a lake, a meadow, flower gardens, and thousands of trees. Here, you can swim, bike, boat, and skate your way in and around the park. There’s also fields for team sports, tennis courts, horse-riding trails, and a children’s playground.
If you’re hungry, the park has two lakeside restaurants where you can eat a multi-course meal or just grab coffee.
Some of the highlights of the park include the Serpentine Bridge, the Joy of Life fountain the famous Achilles statue, and the Diana Memorial Fountain.