With the sun finally popping it’s head out, it seems like we could be in for some glorious days ahead. London in the sunshine is the most amazing city.
The sun immediately makes the city dwellers happier, more forgiving and smilier- something not typically associated with Londoners who often just want to get to and from home without much hassle.
While I could happily waste many an hour sitting in front of a cafe or restaurant people watching in the sunshine, that does require not having a toddler hanging off my arm needing to burn excess energy.
While London has many great parks and open spaces that are child friendly, the routine of going to them can be quite monotonous. Especially if the child is now three and you’ve been frequenting the same parks pretty much since birth.
So I thought I’d share this amazing infographic created by Artificial Grass London who wanted to share some of London’s hidden gardens.
Whether you live North, South, East or West of London there is a garden that perhaps remains a hidden gem that’s not too far from you.
Truth be told I’ve only ever been to one of them- St Dunstan in the East, which is a ruined church that has been left since it was bombed during the war.
It’s now just an overgrown but carefully curated garden that is open to the public, and although it’s only small it offers such a peaceful respite from the buildings and the business sectors surrounding it. Plus it’s so close to the Sky Garden, meaning you have another little place to explore nearby for free which offers the most amazing views of London and also the chance to experience an indoor garden if the weather becomes unpredictable.
I’m going to make it my mission this year to visit all of these gardens with the toddler and baby. London is such a thriving business focused city at times that I forget to look closer to nature and really appreciate the natural beauty it also offers.
Of course I’ll still be frequenting the usual parks as well, but it’ll be nice to find some new places this summer time.
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