Let's get physical
Pack a picnic and visit the Chelsea Physic Garden, the oldest botanical garden in London, established in 1673. Sit underneath the largest outdoor olive tree and bask in the historical, verdant glory of this magical hidden gem.
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Hire a bicycle from docking stations all over the city – just touch the screen with your bank card to get started, ride it where you like and then return it to any other docking station. There are miles and miles of cycling routes, so whether it's a trip along the river to see London's sporting sights, a tour around the capital's quirky sights, a whizz through the markets, secret gardens, parks and squares, or you simply fancy cycling to your favourite department store, consider it a must-do.
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Richmond Park is one of the wildest parks in Britain. King Henry VIII used to hunt there and the deer still wander this south-west London wilderness. See if you can find the Royal Ballet School, tucked up a long avenue of trees in the very centre of the park, or why not let us book you a horse riding lesson?
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Kew Gardens is home to one of the most beautiful botanical collections in the world, offering the chance to see diverse flora and fauna in tropical glasshouses and in open parkland. There are daily hour-long tours run by experienced volunteer guides, or you can book specially-themed tours which take you behind the scenes.
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The best way to enjoy London is on foot. Join one of the many guided walking tours and discover some of the best-kept secrets of this wonderful city. From foodie and fashion walks to routes taking in photography opportunities and famous film locations, our concierge can point you in the direction of a specialist sightseeing stroll through the beautiful outdoor spaces of London that will suit your interests and passions.
For something a little different in this diverse city, our concierge recommends some of his best loved spots.
Take time out to explore some of London’s most interesting historical hotspots.
Hyde Park Running Guide
With Hyde Park on our doorstep, our running guide will tell you what you need to know.