L is for London Parks
I love a trip to London. I really enjoy seeing the sights or maybe a show, but I am always wowed by the parks. These parks always seem to offer good food and coffee.
Last time I visited this park was when the ash cloud stopped all flights over London. We could have been deep in the countryside rather than central London.
Acton Park, which is well used by the residents, first opened to the public in 1888 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. A dying Dutch Elm tree, one of the last in the borough, close to the main entrance has been transformed into a dramatic 28-foot carved statue called the Twilight Tree. http://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/200878/parks_in_ealing/651/acton_park
Brent River Park with its wildlife, walks and maze
Gunnersbury Park with its wild parrots and museum, which is housed in an early 19th century mansion, once home to the Rothschild family. Displays include local history, costume, carriages and temporary exhibitions of a variety of topics.