It is their parks and their integrated public transportations.
Two things that I envy the most once we return. Their parks are huge, clean and beautiful. You can have picnic during summer, reading book with beautiful autumn leaves view, having conversation while sipping a coffee and munching some snacks in their small square all over the city. The big ones usually have a proper playground. A chance to spend a year enjoying lots of playgrounds in this city is one of my daughter best privileges during her golden period. My heart is crying a lot whenever the thought of losing such things appear.
Below are some pictures about those two from my recent trips around the town.
1. Kensington Garden
Late Princess Diana most favorite royal parks.
Not far from the lake, there is Kensington Palace, currently the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank and soon their little bundle of joy.
2. Green Park
The park leads to Buckingham Palace. Visited this park on the first day of autumn 2020.
Waiting for all the leaves show their beautiful autumn colors.
3. Primrose Hill Park and Playground
Their TFL services are not all excellent but, I couldnt ask any better. You can go everywhere for your daily activities with any means of transport available. Bus, underground,and my most favorite overground. It takes time yes, but a year using it everywhere, trying every underground line, getting off in some random stations, walking in small lanes without specific destinations and map help, then when the feet are tired, you can just find the nearest underground station then making stop in the line that will bring you home or the closest station where you can catch your bus.
One of this pandemic blessing in disguises is a more comfortable experience in riding underground and overground. I spent the last few weeks riding on underground, overground, or long bus ride to any random destinations with one purpose : reading and finishing a book. What could be better than reading a book while having an empty carriage all for yourself?
I have said this countless time yet never tired to repeat it :
Living in London, during this specific time, in good health and wealth, being allowed to experience things that I treasure a lot, is truly one of the best chapters of my life.
And I’ll always be forever grateful for this.