London is an incredibly expansive area, covering over 15 times the amount of land Paris does- but despite this, most people visiting the city are focussed on the central area.
This is fair when you consider the incredible things that the city’s centre offers visitors; but there is plenty to see and do in other areas of London too- notably West London.
Whether you’re visiting for the first time, or the hundredth time, booking a room in the stunning Signature Townhouse puts you in the perfect location to explore off the beaten track. Not only is it the best boutique hotel near Marble Arch, it’s also incredibly well connected; you’ll be able to visit these west London parks without any issue at all!
Let’s take a look at some of the best parks on offer in west London.
Kensington Gardens is one of the most well known parks in the world. It shares a border with the also famous Hyde Park, it is home to members of the Royal Family and has some of the finest gardens in London.
You can venture out for a paddle on the lake, discover the magic of Peter Pan and get lost in the woods of this stunning area.
The most important thing to remember is that it’s quite literally right next to your hotel!
Syon Park is the garden of a very historic and beautiful Grade 1 listed house from the 1700s; it was landscaped by the well known Capability Brown and is one of the most beautiful areas in the city.
Areas of the park are of special scientific interest, and the ecology and wildlife is heavily protected. Rare trees grow in the arboretum and the stunning Great Conservatory is a mesmerising thing of beauty.
Holland Park is one of Kengsington’s best kept secrets and offers visitors true serenity and peace from the hustle and bustle of London’s streets.
There is a gorgeous Japanese Garden, plenty of woodland to explore and even cafes and attractions.
Ever popular with locals, this little slice of heaven won’t appear in many Hyde Park area guide books, so go ahead and explore.
Kew Gardens is another part of the city that is criminally underrated.
It is actually the largest and most complete collection of rare plants, botanicals and mycological materials in the world, and an incredibly significant ecological spot.
You can visit the truly awe inspiring green houses, explore the giant arboretum, walk in the canopy of some rare trees and climb the Great Pagoda for stunning views- you could easily fill a whole day here.
Gunnersbury Park has been a public space since 1926 and contains the stunning Georgian mansion, Gunnersbury House- now a lovely museum.
The park is 70 hectares of pure heaven- with stunning green lawns, gorgeous gardens and woodland filled with bluebells and wildlife. There is also a huge pond and a lovely cafe for a quick snack!
The Parks of West London
West London is home to some truly stunning parks, so don’t forget about it next time you are visiting the city.
After experiencing a bit of the real London, you’ll be able to return to your comfortable hotel and enjoy a well earned helping of the amazing Signature Townhouse Hyde Park afternoon tea– it’s to die for!