London has plenty of open green spaces offering an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Take a wander through Hyde Park, located in the heart of London, and cross the Serpentine Bridge, listen to enthusiasts expounding their views at Speakers Corner or simply kick back and relax in a park deck chair.
Regents Park covers nearly 400 acres and houses the Open Air Theatre, ZSL London Zoo and an outdoor sports area catering for a wide range of sports. Plus, the panoramic view across the city from the top of Primrose Hill is well worth the walk.
Green Park and St James's Park are the smaller of London's Royal Parks and offer a peaceful break for tired legs. Watch the pelicans being fed at St James Park or visit the Bomber Command Memorial commemorating those who died serving in Bomber Command during the Second World War in Green Park.
One of London's newest parks is the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to the east of the city. Explore the unique parklands and waterways, see the London 2012 venues or stand on top of the UK's tallest sculpture, ArcelorMittal Orbit.
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