5 Of The 10 Most Beautiful UK Parks Are In London, According To New Study

Jack Saddler Jack Saddler - Staff Writer

St James' Park

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While parts of London may seem like a concrete jungle, it must always be remembered that the green space across the city is tough to rival. Whether it’s a simple weekend stroll among the deer of Richmond Park or a bite to eat by the serpentine in Hyde Park, all Londoners undoubtedly have bags of happy memories in the city’s parks.

And now, a new study has found that London lays claim to the most beautiful park in the country: St. James’s Park. That’s according to a new study from Flowercard based on the reviews from TripAdvisor on the parks across Great Britain.

Image: Hyde Park [Garry Knight]
They took the parks that were most frequently described as “beautiful”, “picturesque” and “pretty” and hey presto; the list of the country’s most beautiful parks was born. Five of the top ten parks in the UK–and ten of the top 50–are in London.

St James’s Park boasting its pelicans and all saw off their noisy neighbour Hyde Park (2nd) to the top spot. Kensington Gardens (5th) , Regent’s Park (6th) and Richmond Park (8th). I certainly don’t have the heart to tell the deer of Richmond Park that the Pelicans finished seven places above them…

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As summer approaches, and we slowly move through the end-of-lockdown roadmap; there’s no better time to enjoy the outstanding, ever-present green spaces London has to offer. Just remember, you are currently only permitted to meet with up to six people outdoors.

Full List of London’s Most Beautiful Parks According to Flowercard’s Study

  1. St. James’s Park, London
  2. Hyde Park, London
  3. Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
  4. Cockington Country Park, Torquay
  5. Kensington Gardens, London
  6. Regent’s Park, London
  7. The Quarry, Shrewsbury
  8. Richmond Park, London
  9. Roundhay Park, Leeds
  10. Lower Gardens, Bournemouth
  11. Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa
  12. Greenwich Park, London
  13. Bute Park, Cardiff
  14. Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
  15. Castle Park, Colchester
  16. Windsor Great Park, Windsor
  17. Jesmond Dene, Newcastle
  18. Williamson Park, Lancaster
  19. Hampstead Heath, London
  20. Seven Sisters Country Park, Seaford
  21. Tilgate Park, Crawley
  22. Tollymore Forest Park Newcastle
  23. Sefton Parkm, Liverpool
  24. Primrose Hill, London
  25. Pollok Country Park, Glasgow
  26. Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow
  27. Avenham and Miller Parks, Preston
  28. Duthie Park Winter Gardens, Aberdeen
  29. Alexandra Park, Hastings
  30. Pittville Park, Cheltenham
  31. Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline
  32. Christchurch Park, Ipswich
  33. Pensthorpe Natural Park, Fakenham
  34. Hawkstone Park Follies, Shrewsbury
  35. Bushy Park, Hampton Hill
  36. Dunorlan Park, Royal Tunbridge Wells
  37. Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park, Dorset
  38. Druridge Bay Country Park, Morpeth
  39. Johnstone Gardens, Aberdeen
  40. Battersea Park, London
  41. Isabella Plantation, London
  42. Dinerfwr, Llandeilo
  43. Porthkerry Country Park, Barry
  44. Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park, Grewelthorpe
  45. East Park, Kingston-upon-Hull
  46. Plymbridge Woods, Plymouth
  47. South and North Marine Parks, South Shields
  48. Burghley Park, Stamford
  49. Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Macclesfield
  50. Cave Hill Country Park, Belfast

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