Discover London's Enchanted Gardens
When strolling about central London, one is almost certain to uncover fine floral havens dotted about the city. Explore a wealth of green spaces, both big and small - ideal for picnics, basking in the sun, and escaping the hustle and bustle - some so glorious, you’ll forget you’re in the middle of London. The Penhaligon’s tour begins in Wellington Street, an area that thrived and grew in the late Victorian and early Edwardian eras.
Take a stroll past the Savoy and into the Embankment Gardens. Created in 1874 on the reclaimed land on the inward side of the roadway, it’s made up of four sections including the Temple Garden in the east, the Main Gardens to the west - originally known as the Adelphi Gardens and two others to the south, following the bend of the Thames. Key details to spot include Cleopatra’s needle and the wonderful but miniature memorial to the Imperial Camel Corps
Temple Place & Gardens
Temple Place was built in 1895 and owned by Lord Astor. Notice the delightful detailing outside the abode including a magnificent golden galleon weather vane of the Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus’ ship, and the eclectic lamps that stand either side of the entrance and feature two cherubs gossiping on the telephone.
Lincoln’s Inn Gardens
The gardens of Lincoln’s Inn provide a tranquil oasis for the general public to explore. Located in Holborn, this glorious green space covers eleven acres as well as the North Gardens. Recent developments to the ground include the installation of the William Pye fountain in 2004. One may also visit Lincoln’s Inn Fields, a glorious space once used as farmland around the corner aptly named The Old Curiosity Shop.
Nestled in the heart of the city, Cleary Gardens originally housed Roman baths before the site was used for trading and growing vines in the Middle Ages. Today, this little haven features two terraces leading down to an intimate lawn adorned with aromatic plants and flowers.
An enchanting space created at the end of the 19th century and one of the few remaining gardens found in the old City of London. North of St. Paul’s Cathedral, it’s home to the touching Memorial to Heroic Self- Sacrifice. Visit the 54 plaques, each dedicated to an ordinary person who did something most extraordinary and gave their lives in an attempt to save someone else's.
Make Your Way Back To Penhaligon’s, Wellington Street
Complete your stroll around London with a visit to Penhaligon’s. As always, the Penhaligon’s Aficionados will be of service to assist you on your fragrant journey.
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