It may seem strange going to the busiest city in the country in search of nature but believe it or not, London is home to some of the most beautiful green spaces in the world. From scenic gardens filled with wildflowers to rolling fields and lush woodlands, the city abounds with places to escape the bustling crowds and relax your mind.
Wherever you are in London, you’ll never be too far from a gorgeous patch of greenery. We’ve put together a list of places within range of the Montcalm Hotel in Shoreditch London so you won’t have any trouble finding a place to enjoy the sunshine away from the busy streets.
Just a short walk up the road from the Montcalm Hotel in Shoreditch London you’ll find Hoxton’s local park. The wide open space is a hotspot for sun seekers and sports fans looking to get outside in the summer sun. If you have your kids with you this is a great place to let them run around and enjoy themselves, without having to cover any expensive costs. Sit back and watch the kids play football as you find a nice spot under a tree to read a book. The big, green fields offer you a bit of peace and quiet with a nice view of the city skyline in the distance.
This historic burial ground is home to thousands of residents who were laid to rest over the last 400 years. Today the grounds are open to the public as a park and no longer serve as an active cemetery. The gardens have been designed and maintained to a very high standard and the beautiful plant life makes it the perfect place for an afternoon stroll in the sun.
Hop on the Old Street Tube Station, which is just down the road from the Montcalm Hotel in Shoreditch London, and make your way to Victoria Park for a day of fun, sun and sightseeing. Known as the ‘People’s Park’ this large green getaway was historically a place for working class East Enders to come together. The large open fields are perfect for sports and there are plenty of trees to sit under if the sun is a little too hot.
There are all kinds of historic monuments and statues dotted around the park, offering a great selection of photo opportunities and a chance to learn more about the history of the area. The various ponds and lakes spread through Victoria Park add to the gorgeous scenery, making it one of the most peaceful places in London.
Bethnal Green Gardens
This little hidden gem in the heart of Bethnal Green is the perfect paradise if you want to find some peace and quiet. Take a stroll along the grounds and under the trees as you admire the beauty of the city from afar. The Bethnal Green Gardens are located on a hill so you can look out over the beautiful residential areas as you make your way along the grass.