Royal Parks and Gardens

Buckingham Palace overlooks two of London ‘s most central Royal Parks – St James’s and Green Park – and is just a short walk from Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Along with the other London parks, these provide year-round pleasure and an invaluable retreat for all who live, work and visit the city. Many offer facilities for tennis, riding and boating, as well as opportunities for other activities. Picnicking in the park while a band plays is one of London’s greatest summer joys.

Sport for Kings

Much of the land of London’s Royal Parks was taken from the Church by Henry VIII in the 1530s, during the Reformation. He was a ...

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