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  • ndw78
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK1,681 contributions
    Wanted to take a little time out from the city and see one of the parks. Beautiful open space to walk around. Kensington Palace is beautiful and didn’t know you could go in so wish we’d had time for that but walked round the gardens and went to the Diana memorial playground which was amazing
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • Nicola D
    Hessle, UK3,123 contributions
    I had a couple of hours to myself while my husband and grandson were doing ‘boy things.’ So I had a treat exploring the Chelsea Physic Garden, even managing the tube by myself. I arrived early but was unable to go in (friends of the gardens only before 11am) so I was directed to the Army Museum down the road for a cuppa in their cafe!

    It was worth the wait! It’s only small but perfectly formed, a walled botanic garden with a micro-climate dating from the 1600’s when it was made for the apothecary’s of London.

    I had a browse on my own and then joined a guided tour given by a volunteer which was extremely interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. I would have liked to have a drink and cake but sadly ran out of time. The greenhouses were also shut for renovation ready for their anniversary next year.
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • aavct90
    Simsbury, CT229 contributions
    This spot was such a beautiful find! It is very small, but a lovely, quiet spot amongst the noise of the city. There is a koi pond and mini waterfall that makes for beautiful photos. I highly recommend stopping by if you are in the area.
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • Kate D
    North Yorkshire, UK218 contributions
    On our arrival I felt underwhelmed and didn’t feel the regal shone through. We had to queue to get in with the blistering heat we found uncomfortable. We were there on one of the hottest days, fans were in rooms and we were allowed to carry bottled water, these were much needed due to the heat. It was very hot inside.
    Staff were very helpful and were answering and chatting to visitors throughout our visit.
    We opted to have one of the audio tours which talks you three different tours within the building. This you control which first and so on. They are trialling these so not sure if they would continue to be free.
    The actual tours were very detailed from the throne room where they would greet to the games room to the ball room. I particularly liked the picture gallery and seeing relaxed photos of the royal family. I also liked the private photo albums on display and seeing the types of toys children played with.
    We visited the shop but it was expensive the cafe was medium priced. We chose an ice cream which was delicious.
    We didn’t visit the gardens as we were short for time and as I previously said London was in the middle of a heatwave.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • BackPacker800547
    Bilston, UK700 contributions
    I was a bit baffled by the need for security scanning and also did find one of the security staff within to be a bit oppressive, and inconsistent, when dealing with people.

    The garden itself is fairly basic with a few nice bits and bobs. But really it's all about the views. There's a good view down to Tower Bridge and across to the Walkie Talkie.

    It's a nice spot in the sunshine.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • Nancy R
    Malvern, PA74 contributions
    A lovely spot in Regents Park. There are more than 100 varieties of roses as well as other flowers. You can walk around a pond and enjoy this peaceful setting.
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • keith h
    Chesham, UK855 contributions
    The Hill Garden & Pergola is probably an open secret to those who know the surrounding Hampstead Heath well & I have been coming here since the 1960s ( they only became accessible to the public in 1960 ).
    The Pergola itself is about 700 or 800 metres long , constructed primarily of stone pillars in the classical style topped with wooden cross members ; pavements & walls are of brick & stone. Depending on how you approach the pergola , it either leads to the adjoining Hill Garden or vice versa.
    Next to the pergola you will see the splendid Inverforth House. This was the home of Lord Leverhume , the soap magnate & the precursor of the now Unilever giant.
    He created the pergola & Hill Garden. Now Inverforth House has been converted into luxury apartments , having once been an orthopaedic hospital. The gardens surrounding Inverforth House remain private but you can view them at various stages along the pergola which snakes along on different trajectories & levels affording both views to the Heath & the house. Finally you drop down one of two stone staircases to the Hill Garden with its formal rectangular water feature & trees & shrubberies.
    There are 2 ways to enter the pergola , both from the Heath or there is an entrance to the Hill Garden from a walk that leads from the main Golders Green to Hampstead Rd. If you are visiting from Hampstead either take a stiffish uphill walk to Whitestone Pond , carry on past Jack Straws Castle & look out for a stony , downhill track on your left that you will easily see just before you get to the wall surrounding Inverforth House. Go down here & look out for a small gate on the right which let's you in to the pergola via stairs. You can also get the 268 or 210 bus up from Golders Green Station or Hampstead & get out at the Inverforth House stop.
    Its free to get in but be aware it does not open until 8 : 30 am & closes at dusk.
    Also it is only a few minutes walk from Golders Hill Park.
    The pergola is home to many climbing plants , all looking to be suffering somewhat in the present drought. There is some much needed repairs required , particular for the decaying wooden stretchers & the water feature is scummy & in need of a complete clean out & re plant.
    Having said that , this is a charming & atmospheric spot & well worth a visit.
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • AdrianH1967
    Derby, UK525 contributions
    If you are looking for somewhere calm to stop and have ten minutes of quiet then this new garden is the place. It is on top of the crossrail station and hard to find, but there are also two resturaunts up there. Shame there are no views to be had, you cannot look out over docklands, but even so it is very nice - and free!
    Written 17 July 2022
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  • Sarah Gillham
    Hertfordshire, UK63 contributions
    Visited on a Saturday for the matinee performance of A Christmas Carol. This was a wonderful performance with great actors. The theatre is lovely, the program describes it as being in a state of ‘arrested decay’ a perfect description and the setting was well suited to the play. The queues during the interval for drinks and the loos were long. We ate earlier, food was good but arrive early if you want a seat. We asked if we could view the ice skating but we couldn’t unless we paid to skate. It would have been good to see if it was somewhere worth visiting for skating.
    Written 5 December 2021
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  • rebeljenn
    Ruislip, UK894 contributions
    It was a fun community place and had a lot of great street art. Visited many times. Remember it as a vacant lot, then the community gardens and now back to an empty by fenced-off lot where they are developing on.... goodbye community garden....
    Written 15 March 2020
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  • Brittany_11_10
    Los Angeles, CA1,604 contributions
    Another nice garden along the Thames, this one featuring various memorials (Chindit, Korean War, Iraq & Afghanistan wars) in addition to all the flora. Nice place for a stroll, a picnic, a place to sit (especially on a warm, sunny weekday in late spring when it's not crowded).
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • Carolyn Barnett
    2 contributions
    A peaceful interesting visit in a beautifully converted church. The staff were friendly, the exhibits were interesting, the cafe served very good choices for lunch. It is on the south bank so views from the tower are over the river and spectacular.
    Written 16 August 2022
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  • Matthew J
    Warrington, UK316 contributions
    What a great place to sit! We decided to visit after tea for a stroll in the evening. I thought the Italian Gardens looked wonderful in the milky twilight and it was very serene to sit by the fountains! If I'm honest, the further you venture out from the Italian gardens, the less picturesque the views are, so just stay there!

    Only problem was that they locked up the toilets to early and when they are open, you have to pay to use them, which is a disgrace in a free country!

    Having said that, I would definitely recommend a daytime, or evening, visit!
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Jo K
    Worcester, UK6,364 contributions
    I didn’t even know this royal park was here. Only walking round the outside of Houses of Parliament did we come across it. The statue of Emilee Pankhurst is here too
    Written 28 July 2022
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  • Tom
    Gloucester, UK292 contributions
    A lovely little retreat of the busy life of London. Great to sit and watch everything going on on the river Thames. Also a great place to sit and watch the London eye going round.
    Written 15 November 2021
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