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Bushy Park

Acting as home to the Diana Fountain, located on the famous Chestnut Avenue, Bushy Park’s history is inextricably linked to Hampton Court Palace.

Main attractions: Woodland gardens, Diana Fountain, water gardens, the Phesantry Welcome Centre, Chestnut Avenue, deer.

Children: A pond for model boating is located in the middle of the park and the Hampton Swimming Pool, a thirty six meter open air and heated pool is to the far West of the park, complete with a learner pool, gym and fitness studio. It is open seven days a week. There are an additional two refreshment points also in the park, located to the North central and far East locations within the park area.

Food and drink: The Pheasantry Welcome Centre has a cafe with an outside eating area, an education and community room and an information point.

Sports facilities: Sports facilities includes those for football, cricket, hockey and rugby. There are also tennis courts and bowling green, all of which can be found in the North West of the park.

Horticulture and wildlife: Chestnut Avenue is the grand pathway leading up to Hampton Court, lined by Chestnut Trees, it was built in 1699 to form part of Sir Christopher Wren’s design for a grand entrance to the palace. Red and Fallow deer can be seen in the wooded area to the West of the park, just as they where during the times of Henry VIII.

Transport: The park is surrounded on all sides by tube and mainline stations. There are two on-site parking facilities, one off Chestnut Avenue and the other off Upper Lodge Road, just next to the Bushy Lodge. An additional three car parks are provided for use by disabled visitors.

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Green Park

Playing sibling to St James’s Park, Green park is a more peaceful and aged park, with it’s mature evergreen trees and open grassland areas. Covering just over 45 acres, it is surrounded on it’s borders by Constitution Hill, Piccadilly Walk and Queen’s Walk.

Main attractions: Buckingham Palace, Canada memorial, Canada gate, Gun Salutes,

Children: A deck chair area is located to the South of the park and is available from March through to October each year during sunlight hours.

Food and drink: There are two refreshment points in the park offering cold snacks and drinks. One to the North of the park and one to the South, nearest Buckingham Palace.

Sports facilities: None.

Horticulture and wildlife: Green Park is well known for it magnificent display of over a quarter of a million Daffodils which bloom each Spring time

Transport: Two subway and one mainline station border the park along the North edge. There is no on-site car park, nor are there Blue Badge bays located on the surrounding roads. The main entrance is the Canada Gate entrance and the Piccadilly entrance, located by The Ritz hotel.

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