Nestled in the heart of London, Kensington and Chelsea is a charming retreat from the bustle of the city’s centre. Alongside the beautiful and historic red brick buildings and the wealth of luxury boutiques and restaurants, however, are a wealth of green havens. From royal palace gardens to sprawling open spaces, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Here, discover our guide to the best parks in Kensington and Chelsea.

Kensington Gardens

Home to the famous Italian Gardens, the Albert memorial, and the Serpentine Galleries, Kensington Gardens is both majestic and tranquil. A open lake offers expansive views whilst wide green spaces afford ample room to roam and play. Whether you desire a picnic in the summer sun or a leisurely walk, Kensington Gardens is an idyllic haven. To extend your meander, continue into Hyde Park which neighbours the royal gardens.

Holland Park

Holland Park

Set in the heart of Kensington, Holland Park is an ode to oriental-inspired design. A stunning Kyoto Garden with a pond of Koi carp, a waterfall, and beautiful cherry blossom trees awaits your exploration. This is one of London’s finest Japanese-style gardens and offers the perfect tranquil escape. After a moment's respite, an open-air theatre and playground provide entertainment for the entire family.

Chelsea Physic Garden

Founded in 1673, Chelsea Physic Garden is London’s oldest botanic garden. Amidst the various habitats are 5000 plant species, ranging from medicinal to herbal plants. As you wander through the array of terrains, whether the rock, herb, or woodland garden, soak up the vibrant fragrances dispelled by such a mirage of plants.

Brompton Cemetery

Brompton Cemetery is famed as the resting ground for a number of famous figures, from Emmeline Pankhurst to Sir Henry Cole. But amidst such notable figures is a space ideal for a peaceful walk or moment’s pause. As you peruse the winding pathways, enjoy the marriage of history and lush green gardens bestowed by this beautiful open space.