I love Green Park. It is not the most beautiful park or the tidiest. But, it is close to my work's HQ and is the perfect place to unwind and relax.
© Anne Marie Briscombe, courtesy Royal Parks
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Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
The green, triangle-shaped expanse of leafy land just beyond the Ritz is Green Park. Penned in at two corners by St James's Park and Hyde Park, it was enclosed by Charles II in 1668 as a hunting ground before opening to the public in 1826. Today, the mini park plays host to lunching commuters and tourists in almost equal measure; the latter often found to be lounging on Green Park's alluring stripy deckchairs before being stung with a small fee by the roaming ticket man. There's not a great deal to see or do in the park (other than a small kiosk) but it's the central locaton of Green Park, rather than attractions, that make it so appealing.