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Leisure Spots Around Great Cumberland Place

If you are staying at one of our luxury hotels in Great Cumberland Place, here are a few local leisure spots to visit:

Brown Hart Gardens

Re-opening in 2007 after 20 years of being closed, the Brown Hart Gardens occupies an unlikely position. Situated in the centre designed by C. Stanley Peach in 1903, but then was replaced by the electricity station. It now stands with classical stone pillars and listed domes which are reminiscent of an Italian Garden. The terrace garden remains a pleasant oasis between Binney Street and Gilbert Street.

Hyde Park

Right next to Kensington Gardens is Hyde Park. The split of these two parks dates back to 1728 when Queen Caroline took 300 acres from Hyde Park to form Kensington Gardens. Now the 350 acres park has become of the most beloved parks in London. With lavish green landscape creates a great space for many leisurely activities. You can see people horseback riding, rounders, frisbee, and even informal cricket games. With the busy activities there are also some famous London monuments in the Hyde park. The Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain and the Serpentine Boating Lake, which becomes the centre point of the summer with boating. There are also two great cafes in the park: the Lido Cafe and the Serpentine Bar and Kitchen.

Hyde Park

Kensington Gardens

Originally used by the monks of Westminster Abbey, Kensington Gardens was once banned to the public during the 18 century. Today this park is open to everyone, from formally dressed horse-riders to partially naked sunbathers. Being centrally located in London, the gardens throw many free events, including concerts, workshops, and guided walks. In addition, there are several noteworthy monuments located in Kensington Gardens. The Albert Memorial, Queen Victoria Statue, King William III statue, and the Peter Pan statue, just to name a few. For leisure, Kensington Gardens is the best for sunbathing, horseback riding, and monuments.

Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market

There is three markets located in Covent Garden’s 19th century Piazza, each offering a wide range of crafts, gifts, and so much more. The Apple market is in the North Hall and sells British made crafts, jewellery, and leather goods. The East Colonnade Market has a variety of stalls selling handmade soaps, jewellery, handbags, children’s clothing, sweets, artwork, homeware, and even a magician’s stall. In the South of the Piazza, the Jubilee Market changes its wares depending on the day. On Monday’s the market is dedicated to antiques, from Tuesday to Friday the market is open to traders selling clothes and household goods. On the weekend, the market offers arts and crafts. The markets can be very touristy, but it is worth it to find some unique British goods.

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