Tuesday, November 12, 2013


London is very famous for its parks. Two of the most famous are Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, which conveniently enough are only a couple blocks away from my dorm.

These parks are always filled with tourists as they are great places to sightsee. Both parks boast impressive landmarks as Kensington Gardens is home to Kensington Palace and The Albert Memorial, while Hyde Park's claim to fame is its biggest lake, the Serpentine. 

However, native Londeners also spend a great deal of time in the park. People love to come here to exercise as one can rent a bike and go for a ride, play soccer or rugby on the available fields, or run the 2 mile loop around The Serpentine. The parks also serve as a social destination as there are always people hanging out on benches or just reclining in the grass. Hyde Park also routinely hosts concerts and other big events.

Living in a huge metropolitan area can get old at times, so having the parks here is essential for allowing one to go outside and get some fresh air.

Entering into Kensington Gardens.

Plenty of open space to kick the ball around.

 Kensington Palace

The Italian Gardens -Part of Hyde Park

The Arch in Hyde Park with Kensington Palace in the distance.

The Albert Memorial

The Serpentine

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