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The Parks of Camden

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

As you probably already know Camden is one of the best places of London. It is not only because of its great location, rich art scene and thriving cultural and economic life, but also because of the wide variety of open green spaces of any sort that are located on its otherwise comparatively small territory.

If you have chosen to move to Camden, you can use the time the man and van technicians manage the final aspects of your relocation to go check some of the nice, beautiful and well maintained open green spaces in the vicinity of your new neighborhood, like:

  • Bloomsbury-SquareBloomsbury Square is considered to be one of the most beautiful garden squares in London. It was designed and built in the 17th century by the 4th Earl of Southampton. It has a really interesting history, being the venue of one of the most iconic duels in British history – the one between Scottish economist and financier John Law and a certain Edward ‘Beau’ Wilson. Today Bloomsbury Square is home to an impressive statue of Charles James Fox.
  • Brunswick Square is located just next to the School of Pharmacy. In addition to being a pretty beautiful public garden, it is also the birthplace of none other but John Ruskin and was featured in Jane Austin’s novel Emma.
  • A considerable part of Hampstead Heath is also located in Camden. There is a reason why locally this park is referred to simply as The Heath. It is immense in dimensions, not to mention rich in amenities and facilities. 16 different sports, from running to swimming and kite-flying are practice in the Heath. The western part of the park is known to be the safest place for night-time walks among the parks of London.
  • The Phoenix Garden, located just behind the Phoenix Theatre on St Giles is a six-time winner of the Best Environmental Garden in the Camden in Bloom competition. It is also one of the newer green spaces in London, being completed just in 1984.
  • Regent’s Park which is one of the Royal parks on the territory of London is divided between Camden and Westminster, but many people believe that the better part of it is in Camden. Gardens, a lake with a heronry, waterfowl and a boating area, sports pitches, and children’s playgrounds are all to be found on the 420 acres territory of this park, along with a number of other facilities. Regent’s Park was designed by John Nash under a commission from the then Prince Regent, later King George IV in 1811. Today it under the management of the Royal Parks agency.

There are a lot other parks and open green spaces to be found in Camden. It is important to mention that the borough includes four nature reserves too: Adelaide Nature Reserve, Belsize Wood, Camley Street Natural Park and Westbere Copse, as well as Ken Wood and North Wood in Hampstead Heath which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.