Spring is in full swing once again, and this year don’t miss the blooming flowers and instead let the weather take you on a trip through the city. For great examples of the beauty that London has to offer, you should take note of these incredible spring time spots. London has enough entertainment to put a spring back in your step, making it a perfect place to visit, whether that be the for the spring half term or during a business trip. Regardless of whether you’re looking for something active or relaxing, there’s great views, parks and activities to get involved in this year in London.
Tea at the Wolseley
What better way to start a spring day than with tea at the Wolseley. This grand dining experience in the heart of Piccadilly is one of the classiest experience sin London. With cream tea, afternoon tea and champagne tea options, this is an English experience like no other. In the beautifully furnished halls of the Wolseley you’ll be able to make the most of macaroons, jam and clotted cream, scones and a whole range of tea flavours and baked pastries. With great service and being just a stone’s throw away from Park Grand hotels, the Wolseley is a perfect place to start your London spring time experience.
Take a walk in Hyde Park
Hyde Park is one of the largest of the Royal Parks in London and a stone’s throw away from the Park Grand London Hyde Park. Containing a range of amenities, art galleries, cafes and even its own lido, Hyde Park lies at the heart of West London. With beautiful and often rare trees and plant life, a whole heap of events and even its own lake on which you can use rowing boats and pedalos, Hyde Park is a great place to watch the spring come into bloom. With a heap of history towering behind these green pastures and dense forestry, Hyde Park has many stories, works of art and hidden nooks and crannies within its 142 hectares, you could spend days exploring this beautiful and arguably most well known of London’s Royal Parks.
Based 11 miles south west of of Richmond, Hampton Court is an historic castle and parkland which was originally built in the Tudor period for Cardinal Wolsey, one of King Henry VIII’s advisors. With a range of stylistic influences due to the palace being built on over a variety of time periods, Hampton Court is still open for visitors to explore, as well as the surrounding grounds, often used for annual events such as the early July flower show.
Travel a few miles back towards Richmond and you’ll find the Isabella Plantation within Richmond Park. Dating back to the late 18th century, this plantation, or “slade” as it was once known, is an area of forestry in Richmond Park which is known for harbouring beautiful flora and fauna, its organic growth allowing for a colourful and relaxing area of natural reserve.