The hustle and the noise of the city are great for a while, but sometimes you need to get away from the noise and take some time to relax.
Luckily, Shoreditch has some great green spaces and parks that offer respite from the pace of the city and give you the time and the space to take five – or longer, if you like – and centre yourself. And, perhaps best of all, they’re all within an easy walking distance of the M Hotel Shoreditch, so you don’t have far to go to find a little slice of relief from the city.
Although it’s not technically in Shoreditch, Haggerston Park is so close that it qualifies. It’ll only take you a fifteen-minute walk from M Hotel Shoreditch to reach this lovely park, and you’ll be glad you made the journey.
Haggerston Park isn’t the biggest park in the world, but what it does offer is immaculately tended landscapes and flowers that provide a cloistered, remote atmosphere. One of the most appealing features of the park is just how quiet and serene the place feels, which makes it easy to forget that you’re still right in the heart of London. Another bonus of visiting Haggerston Park is that Hackney City Farm is at the southern end of the space, offering a full farm experience right in the centre of London.
It’s a beautiful place and a park well worth visiting if you need some respite from the sounds of the city. Plus, you’re only a stone’s throw from your hotel and all the delights of the M By Montcalm Restaurant Menu.
One of the best things about Shoreditch Park is the space on offer, making it easy to find your way to one of the more sequestered spots and hear nothing except singing birds and the wind rustling the trees.
Some spots in Shoreditch Park offer great, long-distance views of the centre of London, with the Shard and the Gherkin visible in the distance. Aside from that, there are multiple sculptures on-site, which reward a little exploration of the space.
If you’re seeking an open, well-tended space that removes you from the feeling of being in a city, Shoreditch Park is a great place to check out. And it’s only a short distance from the Versace Hotel London, so you don’t have to wear yourself out getting there.
St. Mary’s Secret Garden
A community garden in operation for over 25 years, St. Mary’s Secret Garden is a beautiful place that feels a world away from life in the city.
The aim of the space is to help those in the local community learn about horticulture and benefit from ecotherapy activities, and the result is a stunning place bursting at the seams with flowers, fruit, and anything else you care to name.
The garden is open to the public Monday to Friday until 5 pm and Saturdays until 1 pm, and it’s more than worth making the short trip to see what dedicated, community spirit can achieve.