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The Most Beautiful Parks Around Kensington and Chelsea You Should Visit this Summer

Updated on May 4, 2015

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Spring has sprung, the sun shines a little brighter for a little longer each day, and the flowers are in full bloom. Before we know it, summer will be here in all its resplendent glory, meaning there’s never been a better time to head outdoors and enjoy nature at its finest.

Yet there’s no need to journey into the countryside to make the most of the warm weather. Staying in a hotel near Kensington and Chelsea, you’ve got all the beauty of the great outdoors right on your very doorstep.

Take a short walk from Earls Court, and in no time you’ll find yourself surrounded by the gorgeous greenery, flora, and fauna of West London’s famous parks and gardens.

Whether you’re looking to take a leisurely stroll or bask in the sunshine on a lazy weekend, here’s the guide to the post beautiful parks you should visit when we stay with us this summer.

Kensington Palace and Gardens

For over a century between the 1600 and 1700s, Kensington Palace served as the private home of England's royal family, and even as the birthplace of one of our most notable monarchs, Queen Victoria.

Though whilst the palace itself is steeped in history, it's the palace's former private gardens that we're interested in here. Designed by Queen Caroline in the early 1700s, highlights include the wonderful Flower Walk, impressive water fountains and the must-see Albert Memorial.

Kensington Palace and Gardens:
Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace, London W8 4PX, UK

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Holland Park

You can literally stroll over from Kensington Palace to Holland Park, where there’s always something new to see and do. Take a walk among the lush, peaceful greenery of the park’s forest-like centre, enjoy a game of tennis on the courts, or let the kids blow off some steam on the playgrounds.

Holland Park London:
Holland Park, London W8, UK

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Kensington Roof Gardens

Either walk from our Earls Court hotel or take the tube to High Street Kensington, and pay a visit to one of the more unique gardens in the area. Spanning one-and-a-half acres, the roof gardens are a real highlight of any visit to The Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

The restaurant and clubhouse make the perfect place to sit back and enjoy a drink after exploring the three gardens, each with a unique theme: Spanish, Tudor style and English woodland.

Kensington Roof Gardens London:
The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 5SA, UK

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Hyde Park

Last, but by no means least, we’d be remiss if we didn’t at least mention the glorious Hyde Park, with its vast boating lake and over 350 acres of beautiful scenery. If you’re staying at the Hotel Amsterdam of a weekend, we highly recommend you pay a visit to the famous Speaker’s Corner, where you’ll find all manner of weird and wonderful characters captivating Hyde Park’s visitors. Who knows, you may even want to take to the soapbox and tell everybody what a wonderful time you’re having staying with us!

Hyde Park London:
Hyde Park, London, UK

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