Famous Parks


There are many beautiful parks in London to visit. We have picked our favourites and listed them to help you plan the perfect day out.

1. Hyde Park

Opening times: Mon – Sun: 5:00–00:00

Address: Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH

Journey from Romford: (44 mins)

- Romford Station to Liverpool Street Station (TFL line)

- Liverpool Street Station to Marble Arch Station (Central line)

- Walk 2 minutes to Hyde Park

Why this park is famous: Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in central London, England and one of the Royal Parks of London, famous for its Speakers' Corner. It is the city's most important green lung and where many tourists and residents come to relax and enjoy a bit of fresh air.

2. The Regent's Park

Opening times: Mon – Sun: 5:00–4:30/9:30 (closing time depends on the month)

Address: Chester Road, London NW1 4NR

Journey from Romford: (51 mins)

- Romford Station to Liverpool Street Station (TFL line)

- Liverpool Street Station to Baker Street Station (Hammersmith & City line)

- Walk 6 minutes to Regent Park

Why this park is famous: Known as the 'jewel in the crown', The Regent's Park covers 197 hectares. It formed part of the vast chase appropriated by Henry VIII. This park has become the home of several organisations like the Zoological Society and the Royal Botanic Society.

3. Victoria Park

Opening times: Mon – Sun: 7:00–dusk

Address: Grove Road, London E3 5TB

Journey from Romford: (24 mins)

- Romford Station to Stratford Stratford (TFL line)

- Stratford Station to Hackney Wick Station (Overground)

- Walk 6 minutes to Victoria Park

Why this park is famous: Victoria Park is one of London’s most important historic parks and its oldest public park, visited by millions of Londoners for nearly 170 years as a place of healthy recreation, sports, play and relaxation.

4. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Opening times: Monday - Sunday: 0:00 - 0:00

Address: Olympic Stadium Stratford Station, London. E20 2ST

Journey from Romford: (36 mins)

- Romford Station to Stratford Station (TFL line)

- Walk 16 minutes to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Why this park is famous: This is where all the worlds greatest atheletes have been and where the Olympics are held.

5. Richmond Park

Opening times: 7:30 - 20:00

Address: Richmond, TW10 5HS

Journey from Romford: (1 hr 42 mins)

- Romford Station to Liverpool Street Station (TFL line)

- Liverpool Street Station to Oxford Circus Underground Station (Central line)

- Oxford Circus Underground Station to Vauxhall Station (Victoria line)

- Vauxhall Station to Putney Station (South Western Railway)

- Walk 1 minute to Putney (Stop E) bus stop and get the 85 bus to Kingston and get off at Roehampton Vale Campus

- Walk 24 minutes to Richmond Park

Why this park is famous: Richmond Park has protected status as an important habitat for wildlife and is a National Nature Reserve, London's largest Site of Special Scientific Interest and a European Special Area of Conservation. Richmond Park is one of London's eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 2500 acres.

6. St James' Park

Opening times: 5:00 - 0:00

Address: St James's Park, London, SW1A 2BJ

Journey from Romford: (49 mins)

- Romford Station to Stratford Station (greateranglia line)

- Stratford Station to Westminster Station (Jubilee line)

- Walk 8 minutes to St James' Park

Why this park is famous: St James' Park includes The Mall and Horse Guards Parade, and is surrounded by landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Whitehall. It features famous flower beds that are used at the front of Buckingham Palace that are a familiar backdrop to pageants including Trooping the Colour, as well as state visits and other ceremonial occasions.

7. Hampstead Heath

Opening times: Mon – Sun: 0:00–0:00

Address: Hampstead Lane, Hampstead Heath, London, NW3 7JP

Journey from Romford: (1 hr 6 mins)

- Romford Station to Stratford Station (greateranglia line)

- Stratford Station to Hampstead Heath Rail Station (Overground line)

- Walk 7 minutes to Hamstead Heath

Why this park is famous: Hampstead Heath is one of London's best loved green spaces. The heath has some of the best views and highest points in London for everyone to enjoy. It is a large, ancient London heath, covering 320 hectares.

8. Holland Park

Opening times: Mon – Sun: 7:30–dusk

Address: Ilchester Place, Kensington, London, W8 6LU

Journey from Romford: (49 mins)

- Romford Station to Liverpool Street Station (greateranglia line)

- Liverpool Street Station to Holland Park Station (Jubilee line)

- Walk 3 minutes to Holland Park

Why this park is famous: Holland Park is the Royal Borough’s largest park. It facilities include 22.5 hectares of gardens, children’s play facilities, sports areas, a cafeteria and large areas of woodland abundant with wildlife. Holland Park also has the beautiful Kyoto Garden, a Japanese garden donated by the Chamber of Commerce of Kyoto in 1991.

9. Kensington Gardens

Opening times: 6:00 - dusk

Address: London, W2 2UH

Journey from Romford: (43 mins)

- Romford Station to Stratford Station (greateranglia line)

- Stratford Station to Lancaster Gate Station (Central line)

- Walk 1 minutes to Kensington Gardens

Why this park is famous: Kensington Gardens, once the private gardens of Kensington Palace, are among the Royal Parks of London. The gardens are shared by the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and sit immediately to the west of Hyde Park, in western central London. The gardens cover an area of 270 acres.

10. Battersea Park

Opening times: 8:00 - dusk

Address: Queenstown Road, London, SW11 4NJ

Journey from Romford: (1 hour 17 mins)

- Romford Station to Liverpool Street Station (TFL line)

- Liverpool Street Station to Oxford Circus Underground Station (Central line)

- Oxford Circus Underground Station to Victoria Station (Victoria line)

- Victoria Station to Battersea Park Station (Southern line)

- Walk 9 minutes to Battersea Park

Why this park is famous: It is situated on the south bank of the River Thames opposite Chelsea and was opened in 1858. The park occupies marshland reclaimed from the Thames and land formerly used for market gardens.

11. The Green Park

Opening times: Monday - Sunday: 0:00 - 0:00

Address: London, SW1A 1AA

Journey from Romford: (56 mins)

- Romford Station to Stratford Station (TFL line)

- Stratford Station to Green Park Station (Jubilee line)

- Walk 1 minutes to Green Park

Why this park is famous: Known to Londoners simply as Green Park, it is the smallest of the Royal Parks and where King Charles II is said to have walked his dogs on Constitution Hill.Most of the year, Green Park is a series of small grassy hills with groves of plane and lime trees but in Springtime it bursts into colour with the sight of around 250,000 daffodils in full bloom for several weeks.

12. Bushy Park

Opening times: 8:00 - 22:30

Address: Hampton Court Road, Hampton, TW12 2EJ

Journey from Romford: (1 hour 17 mins)

- Romford Station to Liverpool Street Station (TFL line)

- Liverpool Street Station to Oxford Circus Underground Station (Central line)

- Oxford Circus Underground Station to Vauxhall Station (Victoria line)

- Vauxhall Station to Kingston Station (South Western line)

- Get the 111 bus from Kingston Stop (R), get off at Hampton Court Gardens (Stop B)

- Walk 10 minutes to Bushy Park

Why this park is famous: It is linked to Hampton Court Palace by the Longford River, Bushy Park is famed for its mix of waterways, gardens and grassland, and roaming herds of red and fallow deer.


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