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MARCH 2014- PARKS AND GREEN AREAS TO VISIT IN KINGS CROSS, ST PANCRAS

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Did you know that London is one of the world’s greenest capitals ?

From sunbathing in the summer, to brisk, refreshing walks in the winter, and picnics, there’s always a reason to visit one of London’s parks. As well as being perfect for relaxing, you’ll find sports events, open-air theatre, concerts and kids play areas galore, not to mention some breathtaking views.

Here is a list of my top 8  favorite parks and green open spaces close to the Alhambra Hotel in Kings Cross, St Pancras area:

1. CAMLEY STREET NATURAL PARK

Camley Street Natural Park - Kate Symonds

CAMLEY STREET NATURAL PARK IN KINGS CROSS

  •  It is an urban nature reserve. A two acre haven in the middle of one of the most densely populated parts of London. Situated on the banks of Regent’s Canal, the park is a place for both people and wildlife.
  • Run by the London Wildlife Trust, the park was created from an old Coal Yard in 1984. The reserve provides a home for birds, butterflies, bats and a wide variety of plant life. Habitats include wetlands, woodland and meadow.

2. GRANARY SQUARE:

GRANARY SQUARE IN THE HEART OF KINGS CROSS

GRANARY SQUARE IN THE HEART OF KINGS CROSS

  • This is London’s newest square and one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
  • The square is built where barges once unloaded their goods. This aquatic history has been worked into the new design, which is animated with over 1,000 choreographed fountains – each individually lit. You can watch the fountains daily between 8am and 7pm. They’re at their most spectacular at night.
  • Wide, south-facing steps sweep down to the canal – this is the ideal spot to pause and watch the boats slip by.

3. CORAM’S FIELDS 

Coram's Fields

CORAM’S FIELDS IS A UNIQUE PLACE TO VISIT WITH CHILDREN…

  • Coram’s Fields is a unique seven acre playground and park for children and young people living in or visiting London.
  • It includes a Youth Centre, Children’s Centre, Community Nursery, Sports Programme, a city farm and a cafe which is open from March until October.
  • The park is open all year round from 9am until dusk and is free and open to children and young people under 16.

4. ST.GEORGE’S GARDENS

St George’s Gardens

The site was acquired in 1713 to serve as the burial grounds.

  • Used every week by hundreds of people living or working in the St Pancras area the Gardens contain the tomb of Oliver Cromwell’s grand daughter, Anna Gibson. They are also a reminder of the dark history of body-snatching – the first recorded case took place here.
  • In 1997, after becoming very run-down, the Gardens were one of a group of Camden’s historic parks to receive lottery funding under the new Urban Parks Programme. The restored Gardens reopened in Spring 2001. The Friends, formed in 1994, work with Camden Council to ensure that the Council’s maintenance is adequate and appropriate, and to preserve the Gardens as a public amenity.

5.  ARGYLE SQUARE GARDENS

  • Access was originally restricted to the residents of Argyle Square and a few adjoining houses, but it is now a public garden. Six mature London plane trees from the earlier layout survive and it is overlooked by surviving C19th terraces along most of three sides.
  • Enclosed by reproduction cast iron railings, it has been redesigned to incorporate a tarmac sports pitch, children’s playground and landscaping with shrubs and planting.

6. TAVISTOCK SQUARE

Tavistock Square

BEAUTIFUL PARK IN THE CENTRE OF KINGS CROSS

  • Square located in Bloomsbury, central London, with easy access to nearby attractions like the British Museum, Covent Garden and Oxford Street for shopping.

7. BRUNSWICK SQUARE

Brunswick Square

OPPOSITE THE BRUNSWICK SHOPPING CENTRE

  • Brunswick Square was one of the gardens flanking the Foundling Hospital (now demolished), a charity set up in 1739 to cater for abandoned children. Work on the square began in 1795 and the gardens were originally laid out and railed in 1799. The grade II-listed square is named after Caroline of Brunswick, the Prince Regent’s wife.
  • The square’s large London plane tree, more than 200 years old, is recognised as one of the Great Trees of London.

8. CALTHORPE PROJECT COMMUNITY GARDEN

  • A 1.2-acre community garden, which opened in 1984 after local residents campaigned against the sale of the land for development.

Hope you enjoy my selection. Please feel free to drop me an email with any feedback or queries to  manager@alhambrahotel.com

Thank you…

Bruno Cabral-Hotel Manager

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