18 Jul The Most Beautiful Secret Gardens in London
Greatly prized in summer, gardens are ideal places to bring children or spend the afternoon relaxing. However, London is a huge city and overflows of secret spots. This is the reason why we’ll make you discover the most beautiful secret gardens in London, but shh! Keep the secret to yourself.
1 – Kensington Roof Gardens
A magical place on the rooftops of High Street Kensington, perfect for getting together with friends or even a first date. You will easily forget that you are on the 6th floor as there are lots of lovely places to sit, deckchairs, a giant chessboard and of course this garden holds secrets as well: you can find flamingos and ducks if you search well enough. Highly recommended as a unique place to spend time in London.
2 – Kyoto Gardens in Holland Park
A hidden treasure in London, Kyoto Garden is an amazing Japanese-style garden. Created as a quiet area for contemplation, you will discover in this lovely garden a beautiful small waterfall that runs smoothly in lovely ponds that you can cross and see some huge Japanese ‘koi fish’ swimming quietly. Peacocks can also be seen in summer.
3 – Culpeper Community Garden
A hidden gem in Angel, Culpeper Community Garden is a beautiful public open space in the heart of Islington, London, which serves both as a city park and as an environmental community project. Managed by and for local people, it is a unique project where people from all walks of life come together to appreciate and enhance their environment. Great for a getaway walk in summer.
4 – Rembrandt Gardens
Lovely garden overlooking The Regent’s Canal in little Venice, Rembrandt Gardens in Little Venice are a heaven of peace. You can definitely go to this garden if you wish to escape the crowd of the city centre or have a picnic.
5 – Barbican Conservatory
A beautiful green oasis in central London, right in the Barbican complex, the Barbican Conservatory provides a nice contrast to the “brutalist” architecture all around it. Impressively large, established and breathtakingly beautiful, this hidden gem in London has limited opening times, so we would suggest checking online in advance but it’s a must do in London!
6 – Chelsea Physic Gardens
Tucked away in Chelsea, the Physic Gardens are England’s second oldest surviving botanical garden that has historically been a major centre for the preservation of botanical history. Guides are incredibly knowledgeable and volunteer their time to take small groups around touring the various sections of the garden – medicinal plants, poisonous plants, edible plants, etc. It is a good place to go without having to break the bank for a good weekend picnic or time out in nature.
7 – Saint Dunstan in the East Church Garden
A small piece of beauty and serenity in the middle of the city, Saint Dunstan in the East was turned into a garden after it was bombed in World War II. Now it is well kept and has won many gardening awards. It was extremely quiet so it is the perfect place to relax outdoors after a busy morning of sightseeing! You would have never known that it was there.
Tell us if you visited one of these quirky places and what did you think of it! With FG Properties we can find you an amazing apartment near those places for you to have a great trip to London!