The London borough of Camden is arguably the greenest in all of the city centre locations. This is primarily due to the fact that it contains the majority of the land which makes up the infamous Hampstead Heath. However, there are smaller green spaces such as Primrose Hill which are ideal if you wish to enjoy a simple supper al fresco.
When you visit the capital, especially in the summer months, then a picnic in the park is essential, especially after a long hard day browsing round the shops. After scouring the markets for bargains there is nothing more appealing than finding a lush, green space with a basket full of delicious nibbles to hand. And, considering how expensive most city centre restaurants can be, dining in style on a shoestring budget is a most attractive prospect.
There are plenty of delicatessens, bakeries and cheesemongers which you can visit in order to create the perfect spread. With boutique wine stores opening up on every corner you can select the perfect beverage to compliment this delicious assortment of culinary delights. So, now a bottle has been uncorked and the feast has been distributed, there is only one thing to do; tuck in!
The Central London part of the borough, south of Euston Road, is characterised by its historic, elegant squares, for example Bedford Square and Tavistock Square. The Regent’s Canal runs through the borough around Regent’s Park, which is also situated in Camden.
Even though Highgate Cemetery is in the borough, Highgate Wood is in the neighbouring borough of Haringey. And, apart from Camden Council, a variety of different agencies are responsible for the upkeep of open spaces in the borough.
Hampstead Heath is mainly owned by the City of London Corporation, though the Kenwood House region is maintained by English Heritage. Highgate Cemetery is managed by its own trust, namely Highgate Cemetery Ltd. The Phoenix Garden is managed by an independent charity.
Green spaces help improve the overall quality of life for people working in, living in and visiting the area. Camden Council manages 68 parks and open spaces, many of which carry great historical importance. These include former burial grounds, private gardens, former burial grounds and London squares.
Camden itself can get pretty crowded, as there is so much to see and do in the area. From markets to coffee shops, traditional pubs to thriving cocktail bars; all tastes are catered for. So if you fancy taking a break from the crowds and enjoy the fresh air somewhere a little more peaceful then there are plenty of open spaces available to explore.
As well as Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park, there are also some hidden gems secreted in Camden, which are lesser-known but just as beautiful. The Castlehaven Open Space is one of the largest parks in the area, and it is a hive of activity. It hosts events, football games and marketing campaigns all year round so why not join in all the fun and get a true taste of what London is about?
Perhaps you want to unwind with family and friends in a place with manicured lawns and well-kept shrubs, flowers and trees. Rochester Terrace Gardens is the ideal picnicking spot, as it is secluded and tranquil, and allows for complete peace and quiet. With award-winning gardens and a spacious children’s play area, St Martin’s Gardens also has some intriguing historical tombs and monuments, so you can soak up a little slice of culture whilst enjoying freshly made local delicacies at the same time.
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