One of the most popular cities in the world is London, the capital city of Great Britain. Considered to be one of the most visited cities in the whole world, London is rich with history, culture, and vibrancy. This historic city is home to some of England’s most popular landmarks, including Kensington Palace, Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London, and the Palace of Westminster. London’s vibrant society and unique cultural and leisure attractions are also some of the highlights amongst tourists.
London is home to over 300 public parks and gardens, most of which are often crowded with locals and tourists. However, there are also gardens which are less known to many people which have been aptly named as London’s “secret gardens”. These beautiful and serene gardens are visited only by a handful of people and thus offer its visitors a quiet and relaxed experience amidst nature.
The secret gardens of London are usually not spoken about that much, for the simple reason that they won’t be secret anymore if they were spoken about. Hence, one can be assured to find peace and quiet at these gardens, and enjoy the day out days with just minimal contact with crowds. So you don’t have go to Hyde Park or the Kew Gardens to spend a day outdoors in London.
One of the most beautiful secret gardens in London is known as the Inner Temple Garden. This garden is over 500 years old and located inside London’s Inner Temple and is visited just by a few professionals during lunch time. The English Woodland/Spanish themed Kensington Roof Garden located atop the Kensington High Street is also a great place for privacy amidst serenity in the heart of the city. One can also visit the garden behind the famous 17th Century Ham House in London, which overlooks the Thames and has its own cherry garden. In addition to these gardens, one can also visit the Meanwhile Gardens in north Kensington, the Petersham Nurseries in west London, and the Bonnington Square Garden in Vauxhall. So go ahead and visit these gardens, but remember, keep quiet about it!
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Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday. Google+