One of my favourite things to do when you are lost for plans on a Sunday afternoon is have a wander through Hyde Park (aka Kensington Gardens) to see the daffodils.
At the end of January, the winter blues are settling in as the can be setting in so rug up and have a wander through Hyde Park to see the beautiful daffodils.
Hyde Park is the best place to see the traditional daffodils in fully bloom. You can walk around the place for hours taking in the flowers and the locals. There are some small cafes near the flower gardens so get yourself a take away tea or coffee and enjoy the winter afternoon.
Afternoon tea at Hyde Park
If you are looking for something special, look out for Afternoon Tea at The Orangery, Kensington Palace. It is a beautiful traditional spread overlooking Kensington Gardens. Most days you do have to book in advance which can be done through their website.
If it isn’t too cold take a wander down to the Serpentine and take in the beautiful winter trees.
Getting to Hyde Park
You can access Hyde Park via tube or bus, here are a few details.
Central Line (red line): Queensway (closest to Kensignton Palace), Lancaster Gate (closest on central line to The Serpentine and the Italian Gardens, Elfin Oak and the Peter Pan statue and Marble Arch (closest to Speakers Corner)
Piccadilly (dark blue): Hyde Park Corner (closest to The Rose Garden) Knightsbridge (closest to The Serpentine)
District (green line) and Circle (yellow line): High Street Kensington (Closest to Kensington Palace and The Albert Memorial)
The Big Bus London locations: #3, #4, #28, #36, #38, #39. There are also bus stops scattered all around the outside of the park.