How to spend 24 hours in London you ask? I’ve been to the UK only three times and every time it was for 24 hours or less. So here is a summary of what I did during my last layover.
How to spend 24 hours in London
I haven’t seen much of the city so far although I’ve been to London three times in the past year. There are a few places I still have to visit that are at the top of my to-see list. Notting Hill, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, these are just a few of the places I want to visit. In this post I wanted to share with you some photos we took while walking around Regent’s Park.
Regent’s Park is one of the Royal Parks of London. It contains Regent’s University London and the London Zoo.
We decided to visit the park because of its rose garden, which my friend kept talking about and was excited to see again. We walked around the park after stopping by Elan Cafè for a coffee and cheesecake.
Unfortunately the roses weren’t in bloom yet, so we ended up walking around entertaining ourselves and reading the names of all the different types of roses and wondering what colour the roses could be.
The rose garden is part of Queen Mary’s Garden which was opened to the public in 1932. The rose garden is London’s largest collection of roses with around 12.000 roses planted in the garden. There are 85 types of roses, from the classics to the most modern English roses.
Regent’s Park is a typical English park, it reminded me so much of Alice in Wonderland. If you ever have a chance to go and visit it you’ll understand why!
My 24 hour layover in London was spent mainly walking around this park, taking in the fresh Spring air and enjoying the view.
I can’t wait to go back and see the roses finally in bloom!