There are ten parks in the centre of London: Hyde Park, St. James park, and Regent’s park, Green park, Kensington Gardens and others. But there are 387 parks in greater London at all. They are planned to look as natural as nature itself. There are lawns and flowerbeds, fountains and avenues, but mostly they consist of trees, grass and water. Londoners love their parks and are proud of them. Most of the London’s parks were hunting grounds and belonged to the royal family, cause king Henry VIII was a great hunter. But one by one they were opened to a public. And today many people go for a “morning walk in country” before going to work. Those people need oxygen, which is produced by the trees, and they need to relax from traffic fumes, too. The popular image of London’s parks is a place, where mysterious man in long overcoats leave packages for each other in parkland wastepaper bins, subway each other through holes cut in the middle of ‘’The Times’’ or even stab each other with poisonous umbrellas. Today the parks are regulated by a special constabulary, the park police, and are not likely to be particularly dangerous.
HYDE PARK is the famous of greater royal parks. The Doomsday Book of 1086 records the area of Hyde Park as being inhabited by wild bulls and bears. Covering 350 acres, Hyde Park is one of the largest parks of London, too. …
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