In addition to our scheduled events and walks we've got a number of self-led ways to explore the parks, for people that want to wander but would like a little direction.
All of our activities are guaranteed to get you walking and discovering interesting things about the history, wildlife and horticulture around you.
Music for Trees, Regent's Park
This is a free app that offers original pieces of music, specially composed to be listened to under the trees in an area of Regent's Park. It's well worth a visit to discover the calming and immersive combination of nature and sound.
Inspired by one of our tree specialists, we worked with the Royal Academy of Music who created compositions based on each tree. See the trees up close in a new way, learn more about them through the information on the app, or just close your eyes and let the music take you away.
Brompton Cemetery 'Top 100'
With 39 acres of cemetery to explore, we’ve put together four self-led tours to get you started. Each tour is designed to take around an hour to complete, and we’ve put these into easy-to-follow themes:
- The Top 25
- Garden Cemetery
- Heroes & Pioneers
- Creative Characters
You’ll see a range of memorials giving you an insight into who is buried here. You will also get to learn more about our wonderful buildings and our beautiful trees.
As you make your way around the tours, look out for our top 100 markers on the ground next to or near to the points of interest we’ve chosen. If at any point you see a number that isn’t part of your tour, use the complete top 100 list to find out more.
More than Bugs Walking Trails
Mission: Invertebrate are excited to introduce a series of self-led walks. Wrap up warm and head to the parks to discover some of our habitat creation and conservation projects in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as finding out more about some of the rare and important invertebrates that call the Royal Parks home.
St. James's Park Tree Walk
Take a relaxing walk around St. James's Park and learn about the many different trees that can be found within its grounds.
Our handy printable guide will help you to identify native British species as well as a variety of non-native species introduced to Britain from Europe, Asia and the Americas. Colourful illustrations on the map show each of the trees alongside their leaves and seeds, making it quick and easy to identify each one.
The St. James's Park Tree Walk is approximately 1.3 miles long and the circular route is marked clearly on the map - in addition to the important buildings and park landmarks that you will discover on your journey.