The Arch by Henry Moore in winter
Hyde Park

Things to see & do

There's something for everyone in London's Royal Parks.

No two visits are ever the same

The Royal Parks are for everyone to enjoy, with over 5,000 acres of beautiful green woodland, parkland, gardens and historical buildings.

You can discover a new sport or enjoy your favourite one. Start the day with a latte by the Serpentine, and finish with a sunset on Primrose Hill. You could be uplifted by the scent of flowers or get some ideas for your own garden as you stroll through some of the best around. Become an urban birder, or take a bat walk at dusk. Uncover some of London’s secret histories. Dance at a summer open air concert. Take in a performance at one of London’s largest theatres. 

We’ll do what we can to make your visit the best it can be and keep the parks looking their best.

The Royal Parks must-see, must-do list

Each one of the parks have a number of things not to be missed – landmarks, a view or an experience you just can’t find anywhere else.  

These are our personal ‘don’t miss’ opportunities, but everyone’s got their own.

  • Catch sight of the elusive Kingfisher at Bushy Park’s Upper Lodge Water Gardens, an historic hidden gem.  

  • Pull up a deckchair in The Green Park as part of your visit to Buckingham Palace.  

  • Admire the stunning view across London from Greenwich Park.

  • Take a boat out in Hyde Park, and stop by The Royal Parks shop as part of your visit.

  • Take in uninterrupted view of the renowned St Paul’s Cathedral from the highest part of Richmond Park, King Henry’s Mound.

  • Let the kids’ imaginations soar with a vast wooden pirate ship sailing a sea of sand in the sensory playground of Kensington Gardens.  

  • Treat the family to a pedalo ride and ice cream in The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill.   

  • Say hello to Tiffany and Star, two of our resident pelicans in St James’s Park

  • Explore the historic surroundings of Brompton Cemetery, one of London’s Magnificent Seven Victorian cemeteries.  

  • Remember the remarkable leaders of the suffragettes at The Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst Memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens.

  • If you’re up for a longer walk, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Walk covers seven miles, and crosses four Royal Parks – you’ll be guided by the 90 plaques along the route.

Our winter highlights

Take a look at some of the most popular activities and events around the Royal Parks this winter.

  • Plates of food from Regent's Bar & Kitchen

    Food & drink

    Enjoy a great range of food and drink at thirty cafés and kiosks across the Royal Parks in London.

  • Runners in Hyde Park

    Sport, leisure & wellbeing

    Hire a boat, take part in a sport or simply go for a stroll. What could you do in the park today?

  • Diana Memorial Playground pirate ship in winter


    The Royal Parks contain some of the best playgrounds in London, popular destinations for families throughout the year.

  • Young red deer stags in winter

    Wildlife & nature

    Spend time with nature every day of the year in London's Royal Parks, exploring by yourself or by coming to one of our events.

  • Italian Gardens in winter


    Discover the gardens of the Royal Parks. Glorious, inspiring planting to explore all year round.