Unlike many of the other royal parks in central London, Green Park has no lakes – rather, it is a number of meadows

It was established as an enclosed park by Henry VIII in the sixteenth century, possibly on the site of an old burial ground for lepers from the nearby St James’ Hospital. Charles II used to stroll the park.

These days it is a pleasant place to relax, as well as being a convenient cut through from Buckingham Palace to St James and Piccadilly.

Visit it on the royal walk.

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