Royal Parks in London

The stretching parklands of London are pretty much unavoidable. Serving as both great places to explore on a Sunday afternoon, or as beautiful and convenient shortcuts through the city's expanse, the Royal Parks definitely worth checking out.

From the intimacy of Green Park to the wild and rolling oaken woodlands of Richmond Park, London's 'lungs' are constantly awash with picnic hampers, frisbee-throwers, dog-walkers and people just having fun. Playing host to live feeds of the Olympics, Hyde Park is a candidate for the most recognisable, whereas the one in Greenwich - thanks to its incline - provides stunning views across sprawling London making it a choice option for a clear day. In Regent's Park, however, you'll find London Zoo, making Regent's Park one of the more child-friendly and diverse open space.