Last year, British Airways’s High Life magazine listed 999 things to do in London to give us that perfect excuse to visit England’s capital.  The periodical then asked its readers to submit their ideas for the 1,000th reason to come to London.  Below are a few snippets of what people suggested that will offer you FREE and original, off-the-beaten-path ways to appreciate the parks and gardens here:

The winning suggestion:  “The smell of roses at Queen Mary’s Rose Garden in Regent’s Park is a wonderful starting point for anyone’s quest.”

“Visit Carlyle’s House in Cheyne Row and feed the tame blackbirds in the garden.”

“Visit Primrose Hill at dawn.  As the sun rises over Canary Wharf and illuminates the skyline from St. Paul’s, The Eye, and stretching back to Crystal Palace, this ranks as one of the best views in the whole world.  The last 400 years of the history of London in one simple vista.”

“Hire a deckchair in Green Park.  Whether you choose to doze in the sunshine or read a book in the dappled shade, it’s the perfect way to escape the hectic pace of life.”

“The garden in the middle of the Victoria and Albert Museum is an oasis of calm and beauty.  Free (well, a donation) entry and a wonderful place to visit.”

“Hide away from the hustle and bustle of the city at Postman’s Park, a stone’s throw from the Barbican.’

If you’re moving to here, you’ll eventually be eager to side-step the tourist trail and discover these hidden nooks on your own.  Once the relocation specialists at London Relocation Ltd. assist you with your search, you’ll be ready to explore and surely discover your own list of 1,000 things to do here!