London is home to Big Ben, the Tower Bridge, and Buckingham Palace, but did you know that 40% of the city consists of green space? In fact, there are over 35,000 acres of Royal Parks, wildlife conservations, lavender fields, and gardens throughout the Big Smoke! Exploring the green spaces of London is a relaxing way to escape the frenzy of the city. Grab some friends and go enjoy the elegant gardens of London!
Chelsea Physic Garden
The Chelsea Physic Garden was established three centuries ago by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London! It is now considered the oldest botanical garden in the city, and the second oldest in the UK. Visitors can peruse 5,000 different medicinal, herbal, and edible plants from Late March to early November. Experience a fascinating range of tours, workshops, activities, and more at the Chelsea Physic Garden!
The Gardens at Hampton Court Palace
The Gardens at Hampton Court Palace were once the exclusive playground of kings and queens. Now, they’re visited by thousands of people every year! Spend the entire day exploring the Great Fountain Garden, the Privy Garden, the Pond Gardens, and more! Experience the magic at the annual Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival in July 2020!
Queen Mary’s Gardens
Queen Mary’s Gardens were created in tribute to the wife of King George V and opened to the public in the 1930s. The historic garden has the most extensive collection of roses in London, boasting over 12,000 roses of 400 different varieties. Kick back on one of the benches, snap a selfie, and stop to smell the roses.
Hampstead Pergola & Hill Gardens
Walking through the Hampstead Pergola and Gardens is like stepping foot inside of an eerie fairytale. Considered one of London’s hidden treasures, the pergola is overgrown with vines and vibrant flowers. Lord Leverhulme created the gardens in 1904, in hopes to enjoy the summer air and host many extravagant parties. To truly experience the unique charms of Hampstead Pergola, visit the ground on an overcast day.
Explore London with AESU!
AESU offers unique, thrilling travel programs for college students and young professionals at affordable rates. Each trip is action-packed and informal—designed just for people your own age. We are also able to design custom tours just for your group.
2019 tour dates and prices are available and selling out quickly! If you have any questions or want help booking your European adventure, please contact AESU by calling 800-638-7640, or fill out the contact form found on our website. Follow AESU on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.