Our Guide of Top London Parks to Visit


London has many wonders. It’s a city of historic landmarks and culture, of incredible food and endless entertainment. It also boasts some of the most beautiful parks in the world.

St James’s Park

In our opinion, this is one of the most beautiful parks in London, with some impressive green spaces and beautiful flower beds.

If you’re a fan of birds and wildlife, keep your eyes peeled for the famous pelicans who have made the park their home, and the many species of duck that can be seen on the lake.

If you’re looking to take some memorable photos, the Blue Bridge provides some sensational views across the park towards Buckingham Palace.

How to get there from The Belgrave

St James’s Park is less than a mile away from the hotel, and there’s a great walking route that takes you down Rochester Row.

If you would prefer to save your walking legs for the park, take the 24 bus from Belgrave Road and travel for around 12 minutes until St James’s Park Station.

Green Park

Located right next to St James’s Park, Green Park has plenty of trees and green spaces and is a great place to relax and take a stroll. A lot of our guests say that visiting Green Park feels like being in the middle of the countryside!

If you’re visiting in the Spring, make sure to catch the daffodils in Green Park. Around 250,000 bulbs bloom every year, and the sea of bright yellow flowers is quite a sight.

Historic monuments can also be found across Green Park, including Canada Gate at the park entrance and The Canada Memorial which commemorates Canadian soldiers who served in the two World Wars.

How to get there from The Belgrave

Take a quick walk to Pimlico underground station, and hop on the Victoria line for two stops until your reach Green Park. It’s about 4 minutes on the tube.

If you feel like stretching your legs, Green Park is only around a mile from the hotel. 

Battersea Park

Located on the South of the River Thames, Battersea Park is a great place to explore and has plenty to do. Set over 200 acres, the park has a boating lake, plenty of green space, and is home to the Pump House Gallery which includes contemporary art exhibitions – ideal if you want to combine a bit of culture with your park visit.

If excitement is more your thing and you have a head for heights, Battersea Park also includes a Go Ape Treetop Adventure course.

How to get there from The Belgrave

The Victoria line will take you from Pimlico to Vauxhall. From there, you’ll want to board the 344 bus that takes you to Battersea Park Library. It should take around 30 minutes overall.

Hyde Park

Covering over 350 acres, Hyde Park is the largest Park in Central London and is very popular with tourists.

Hyde Park is home to many events throughout the year, and if you’re visiting London in the winter we’d absolutely recommend visiting “Winter Wonderland” which is held every year between November and January.

There are a lot of famous monuments and attractions across the park, including the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain and the Hyde Park Bandstand (one of the oldest bandstands in Britain).

If you choose to visit Hyde Park on a Sunday morning, head across to Speakers’ Corner. This spot is famous as a home for free speech, and you can often find people sharing their opinions with the world and engaging in lively debate.

How to get there from The Belgrave

At around 1.5 miles from the hotel, Hyde Park is definitely walkable and there is a direct route that goes through Belgravia and past Belgrave Square Gardens.

If you’d prefer to take the tube, you can make it to Hyde Park in around 15 minutes. The Victoria line will take you from Pimlico to Green Park, where you need to switch to the Piccadilly Line to get to Hyde Park Corner. 

The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill

These are actually two different parks, but with their location being a little further away from the hotel we’d recommend visiting both on one trip!

The Regent’s Park is ideal for nature lovers, with beautiful gardens found all across the park, including the famous Queen Mary’s Rose Gardens. It is also home to the ZSL London Zoo if you’d like to meet penguins, gorillas, giraffes and monkeys.

The park also contains a large lake with pedalos and boats available for hire if you’re feeling adventurous.

If you’re visiting The Regent’s Park between May and September, be sure to book tickets to take in a performance at the Open Air Theatre.

Primrose Hill is located to the North of The Regent’s Park and is great for enjoying dramatic views of the London skyline.

How to get there from The Belgrave

3 miles from the hotel, it will probably take around an hour to walk to The Regent’s Park. It’s a pleasant walk that takes you past Buckingham Palace and down Regent Street.

If you’d prefer to take public transport, the Victoria line will take you from Pimlico to Warren Street in around 8 minutes, and from there it’s just a short walk.