A tranquil retreat: Eaton Square Gardens, London, in autumn

Habitat for stag beetles: St Mary’s Garden

London, UK, images; Eaton Square Gardens, London, SW1X; Belgravia; famous landscaped gardens, founded in Victorian times by the Grosvenor family and named after the country residence Eaton Hall, Cheshire

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Seasons in London: Early Spring in St James’s Park

Ornamental water gardens in London: The Italian Gardens, Kensington Gardens

Seasons in London: Heralds trumpeting the season of summer at Chelsea Bridge

South East London: November Impressions

White red post box: Snow in winter in London

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London parks in autumn: Bessborough Gardens

London, UK, images; northern hemisphere, climate, weather, seasons; flora and fauna, seasonal change of trees, deciduous trees, abscission; Bessborough Gardens, Westminster, in autumn

Nearest Underground Station: Pimlico Station

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Spring in London: The first dandelions

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The Long Water, Kensington Gardens

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Studying local history and bringing the past to life in London

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Duncombe Hill, South East London, in winter

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Created in Victorian times: Victoria Tower Gardens, London, UK

London, UK, images; Victoria Tower Gardens, address: Millbank, SW1P 3JA, nearest Underground Station/public transport: Westminster Station

Victoria Tower Gardens and Buxton Memorial viewed from Millbank
Victoria Tower Gardens and Buxton Memorial viewed from Millbank
Raised benches in Victoria Tower Gardens facing River Thames
Raised benches in Victoria Tower Gardens facing River Thames

This park along the northern bank of River Thames comprises a lawned triangular space in Westminster bordered by Lambeth Bridge, Millbank, Abingdon Street and the Houses of Parliament featuring a memorial commemorating the abolition of slavery, a sculpture by Rodin and a statue of Emmeline Pankhurst

The view unto River Thames from Victoria Tower Gardens
The view unto River Thames from Victoria Tower Gardens

“Opened to the general public in 1826” – London’s Green Park

"No ball games"-sign in Victoria Tower Gardens
“No ball games”-sign in Victoria Tower Gardens

Victoria Tower Gardens were designed in Victorian times, former wharfes had to make way for the new underground sewers; this new public park was named after the nearby Victoria Tower of the Palace of Westminster

Signs of early autumn in Victoria Tower Gardens
Signs of early autumn in Victoria Tower Gardens

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Other interesting, lesser known green spaces in London:

Victoria Embankment Gardens

Egerton Gardens, Brompton

Horniman’s Gardens, Forest Hill

View from Victoria Tower Gardens towards Millbank
View from Victoria Tower Gardens towards Millbank

“Welcome to East Street Market – Birthplace of Charlie Chaplin” in London

View from Victoria Tower Gardens towards the Houses of Parliament/Westminster Palace
View from Victoria Tower Gardens towards the Houses of Parliament/Westminster Palace

Royal parks month by month: Green Park in September

London, UK, images; northern hemisphere, England; climate, weather, seasons; early autumn, September; September in Green Park; flora and fauna, deciduous plants; seasonal change of trees; first leaves are shed (abscission)

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Seasons in London: River Thames in autumn

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“White and red post box”: Snow in London

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Christmas in London SE13

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Daffodils in the grounds of the skyscraper 20 Fenchurch Street

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Seasons in London: Roses in spring

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Summer vegetation around Ravensbourne River (a tributary of River Thames) in London

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March in London: A cemetery in bloom

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Green Park in winter

Features of Dulwich Park, London, UK

London, UK, images; parks and gardens; South East London; Dulwich Park, College Road SE21 7BQ; nearest public transport: West Dulwich or North Dulwich Station, buses: P4, P13

Parks in London, UK: Dulwich Park
Parks in London, UK: Dulwich Park

The park dates back to late Victorian times (1890); it features a boating lake, cafe, cycle hire, a designated dog walking area, a large children’s playground and sports facilities and the adjacent Dulwich Picture Gallery

Seasons in London: River Thames in autumn

Roses going strong at the end of September in South East London