Discovering Villiers Street01.04.2021
The ‘stay at home’ rule has ended which means you can now finally venture further than your own local park.
Whether you’re looking for somewhere to stroll around with your best friend or you’re just looking for a new running route, now is the perfect time to explore. The area around Villiers Street is definitely not short of green spaces, with numerous parks and other interesting spots which are just perfect for a stroll or a picnic with friends. So lace up your shoes, grab a delicious takeaway meal from one of our restaurants and enjoy your time outside!
Victoria Embankments Gardens
The Victoria Embankment Gardens are a series of peaceful green spaces on the north side of the River Thames, and just outside of Embankment Tube Station. They were designed by Alexander McKenzie and built between 1970 and 1975.
Grab a bite to eat at Villiers Street and go for a stroll to one of the few places that will offer you a respite of serenity within minutes of many of the city’s major attractions. The best part? If you are not a garden admirer the Victoria Embankment Gardens are also full of history and interesting statues. These include memorials to Robert Burns, Sir Arthur Sullivan and many other important people.
Spring is here and Whitehall Gardens offer the perfect opportunity to leave the house and enjoy a lovely cup of coffee from Pret while watching spring flowers bloom.
The gardens were designed and laid out in 1875 by George Vulliamy and have the most beautiful combination of flowers, a huge variety of trees and the building that sits behind the garden provides the most theatrical backdrop. If you want to feel like you’ve been transported out of the city then head to the Whitehall Gardens.
The theatres might be closed right now, but that doesn’t stop us from taking a stroll to admire the numerous impressive buildings, appreciate the history behind them and the many stars that performed in some of these places.
Although the theatre titles change too regularly for us to tell you which theatre runs which play, a number of shows have been running for many years including Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’ in St Martins Theater that has been continuously running since 1952! Pretty impressive right?
So, where will you head first?