London is littered with green spaces, from the tiny to the humongous. Indeed, London is home to some of the most famous parks in the world. There’s nothing better than escaping the bustle of the city and getting away from it all.
Happily, Paddington is close to a number of great green spaces, all within close proximity to The Chilworth London Paddington Hotel. So, without further ado, let’s look at some of the very best.
Paddington Street Gardens
Just a seven-minute walk from The Chilworth London Paddington Hotel, Paddington Street Gardens are two lesser-known, but still stunning parks, close to Paddington.
Built in the 18th century, the two small gardens were originally the site of burial grounds for the nearby St. Marylebone Church. Reformed into public gardens in 1885, a few headstones and the mausoleum remain as a reminder of the original purpose of the gardens.
The gardens are the true definition of hidden gems and provide a nice, quiet place to sit and eat some lunch before getting back into the fast pace of the city. It’s the ideal place to retire to and plan your day or to relax of an evening before returning to your Montcalm accommodation in Paddington, London.
A ten-minute journey from The Chilworth London Paddington Hotel, Holland Park encompasses a huge amount of land, with a café on site and places for the kids to play. It’s also one of the most beautiful parks in London.
Featuring both amazing sculpted flower beds and design areas, Holland Park also contains a large woodland area, alive with wild flowers and animals. There’s also an ecology centre based on Holland Park, which runs a programme of varied events and works to increase children’s engagement with nature.
You’ll also want to check out the stunning Kyoto Garden, a faithful and tranquil Japanese garden that is the perfect place for a spot of lunch in the sun. Consider making the short trip after a good night’s sleep at our Montcalm London hotels including special offers with breakfast.
No list of parks close to Paddington would be complete without the inclusion of Kensington Gardens. With royals still living on site in the beautiful Kensington Palace, the gardens are awash with history and lots to see and do. What’s more, it’s close to your Montcalm accommodation Paddington, London and within easy walking distance.
Abutting the equally-famous Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens is filled with the fingerprints of the Victorian era. Queen Victoria herself grew up in the palace and met her future husband Albert at a function there. A 180-foot tall memorial stands in the gardens, commissioned by Queen Victoria to honour her departed husband. Also on site is the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, as is Queen Anne’s Alcove, where the royal would reflect and relax.
As if that wasn’t enough, there are also two galleries displaying contemporary art right in the park. The two Serpentine Galleries are a great experience and a place to see some of the best modern artists and architects working today.