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Préparatifs Londres : Les Parcs

Publié le 29 juillet 2013 par Missdonut @YIPIKAII

Hyde Park

Préparatifs Londres : Les Parcs

Un des plus beaux parcs de Londres.

When King Henry VIII and his court were thundering across Hyde Park in 1536 in pursuit of deer and wild boar, it would have been difficult to visualise that years later the noble art of tai chi would be peacefully performed among the trees in the early morning, and the Italianate tenor of Pavarotti would echo across the park, applauded by vast audiences.

History and Architecture

Find out about the history and architecture of London’s Hyde Park.

Landscape History

Hyde Park was created to satisfy a royal passion for hunting. But over the years it became a place where people have pursued many other pleasures. Find out more about Hyde Park’s landscape history.

Préparatifs Londres : Les Parcs

Richmond Park

Préparatifs Londres : Les Parcs

800 hectares de ballades et de forêt. La faune et flore y sont particulièrement développés.

The Park has changed little over the centuries and, although it is surrounded by human habitation, the varied landscape of hills, woodland gardens and grasslands set among ancient trees abounds in wildlife.

Richmond Park has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a National Nature Reserve. The royal connections to this park probably go back further than any of the others, beginning with Edward (1272-1307), when the area was known as the Manor of Sheen. The name was changed to Richmond during Henry VII’s reign.

History and Architecture

Find out about the history and architecture of Richmond Park.

Landscape History

Hunting created Richmond Park and deer continue to shape the way it looks. Royalty had taken a close interest in the Richmond area from the late 15th century when King Henry Vll built a palace in the Manor of Sheen.

Préparatifs Londres : Les Parcs

Kensington Gardens

Préparatifs Londres : Les Parcs

Tout près de Hyde Park.

Kensington Gardens, autrefois les jardins privés du palais de Kensington, est l’un des parcs royaux de Londres et se trouve immédiatement à l’ouest de Hyde Park. La majorité du parc se trouve dans la Cité de Westminster mais une petite partie est situé dans le Royal Borough de Kensington et Chelsea. Le parc fait 1,1 km2.*

William III bought what was originally part of Hyde Park in 1689.

An asthma sufferer, the king found the location quiet and the air salubrious and so he commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to design the redbrick building that is Kensington Palace. Queen Anne enlarged the Palace Gardens by ‘transferring’ 30 acres fromHyde Park and was responsible for the creation of the Orangery in 1704.

The Gardens are particularly popular for sunbathing and picnics in fine weather. It is also popular as a healthy walking route to work for commuters. The paths are used extensively by joggers and runners. Cycling is allowed on the designated path linking the Queen’s Gate to West Carriage Drive, Mount Gate to the Broadwalk and the Broadwalk itself from Black Lion Gate to Palace Gate.

Informal games do take place in the Gardens but are discouraged in view of the importance of the historic landscape and the desire to maintain their primary role as a peaceful refuge for people living, working or visiting Central London.

The Diana, Princess of Wales’ Memorial Playground is a fantastic adventure for kids up to the age of 12. Over 750,000 parents and children enjoy the playground each year.

History and Architecture

Kensington Gardens covers 242 acres and was originally part of Hyde Park. The Gardens with their magnificent trees are the setting for Kensington Palace, the birthplace of Queen Victoria who lived there until she became queen in 1837.

Landscape History

Kensington Gardens began life as a King’s playground but it was three royal women who created the elegant landscape we still enjoy today.

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