London is a fun filled and charming city that has a history of more than 2,000 years. London private tours would take you through some of the famous buildings, galleries, and museums in the world. Yet aside from that, London also has many beautiful parks and gardens. You might be familiar with the popular Hyde Park here, but this is not the only beautiful garden in the city. In fact, there are many lovely secret gardens, which the city hides within its heart. Below are some of those awe-inspiring historical, picturesque, and socially beneficial places to visit in London.
College Garden in Westminster Abbey
The beautiful College Garden is just a small distance away from the Houses of Parliament. One of the secret gems of London, this wonderful garden is situated in Westminster Abbey. Apparently, your visit to the area would be incomplete if you do not explore this spectacularly beautiful garden.
The park has a truly relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. The sounds from the busy roads outside could not be heard at this place. This is really a wonderful place to escape to from the hustle and bustle of the city life. The park looks even more enchanting during the spring season and offers a shady recourse from the crowded Parliament Square during summer. The beautiful park also has many benches where you can relax and experience the beauty that surrounds you. You would be able to access the park from 10:00 am to 04:00 pm; the entrance to the park is free.
The Pergola in Hampstead
It is pretty strange that most of the people who often visit Hampstead Heath had not been to this charming park. This park came to its being by the work of Lord Leverhulme, who was a rich arts-lover. It was he, who acquired the entire area in 1904. Lord Leverhulme was able to complete his vision of the park by 1911. The park fell into ruins by the Second World War, but the City of London Corporation restored the Pergola Park by 1989.
Furthermore, the City of London Corporation persistently maintains the park keeping the vision of Lord Leverhulme alive. The park has an astounding neo-classical architecture that is submerged into the shrubbery. You would be able to find this place if you head straight to the West Heath.
Inner Temple Gardens
The Inner Temple garden lies at the Embankment’s northern side. This spacious garden has a total area of three acres. The history of the garden dates back even up to the 14th Century. The awesome garden would be open to public weekly from 12.30 am to 03:00 pm. The repair and maintenance works of the garden are usually done when the garden is closed. They also host private events at this place.
The garden had really transformed according to the changing needs of the people of London over time. The place is a perfect spot for picnics, as you would be able to sit there and take pleasure in the flowers and trees surrounding you. All visitors to this garden are asked not to litter the place and to keep the surroundings clean. This beautiful garden organizes a special event each year as an element of the Chelsea Fringe Festival.
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden was opened to public in 2010. This magnificent garden was actually built upon the Eastern Curve railway line that was located in Dalston. The place is open for all days in a week. Various events and workshops are often conducted in this garden, and the fun part is that most of them are free.
The events held at this place range from cake decorating to film screening, while the place also acts as a café that lies surrounded by a beautiful ecology. The Garden café here serves homemade vegetable soups, freshly baked cakes, wine, vast selection of local craft beers, and cider. Many child-friendly community projects are hosted at this place too. All these characterize this garden to be a perfect and affordable destination for all families.
The Barbican Conservatory
The Barbican Conservatory would be open only during Sundays from 11:00 am to 05:00 pm. After the Kew Gardens, this place has the biggest collection of plants and trees in London. The sanctuary showcases about 2,000 species of flora. The sanctuary was opened in 1984 and is situated in the financial capital of Britain.
The architecture and the glass walls of the building truly contemplate a Barbican style of architecture. This awesome sanctuary operates as a venue for private functions when the place is not open to the public. Nevertheless, it is very difficult to navigate to this place; hence, it would always be convenient if you would ask someone from that area for the way around.