Tired of the crowd and the noise of cars? Then you will appreciate a selection of gardens that can not be found in the guidebook. These wonderful places will please those who are tired of the famous parks and wants not only to enjoy the tranquility, but also to discover new sides of London.
Secret gardens of Central London
Japanese Roof Garden. The best way to get rid of negative energy is to come to Japanese Roof Garden (School of Oriental and African Studies). In this garden, created in 2001, it is so calm and good that you will forget all the insults and worries, watching the whimsically decomposed stones and sand play. Pay attention to the granite bowl for water: it is engraved with kanji - the Japanese symbol, which means that this garden is dedicated to forgiveness.
Phoenix Garden. This garden, hidden behind the Charing Cross Road, is a finding for a picnic. Here there are toads and sparrows, which will serve as an excellent topic for conversation, if the pause suddenly went long. Last year, this place was closed for reconstruction, but now you can rest here again. And if you look in the yard of St. Giles, then will find there stalls with food and delicious coffee.
Postman's Park. If you walk a little from St. Paul's Cathedral, you can find one of the most touching monuments of London - the memorial to the Heroic self-sacrifice. In the quiet Postman's Park under the tiled roof there are more than 50 ceramic plates, each of which describes the story of an ordinary person who gave his life for others. There is even an application for iPhones The Everyday Heroes of Postman's Park, detailing about these noble people.
Red Cross Garden. Red Cross Garden was created in order to give children from nearby apartments of Borough Southwark the place to play. This restored Victorian garden with a pond, cottages, a platform and formal borders is an important place for the history of social reforms in the capital. Resting in this picturesque area and looking at the glass prism of the Shard, it's hard to imagine how London looked in 1887, when it was surrounded by factories and houses of that time.
Skip Garden. King's Cross develops so quickly that it seems a plant on miracle fertilizers. But between the numerous buildings a small cozy garden hid. It is very conservative. Here pumpkins, beans, chili, tomatoes grow... All food is aimed for Skip Garden Kitchen cafe.