Some of London’s large parks are so huge that even regular visitors are likely to miss out on some of their features, and when visiting Kensington Gardens over the weekend I made a new discovery. In this most salubrious of royal parks there’s a little spot that’s rather more practical and mundane than you’d expect – an allotment!
Open every day from 9am to 4:30pm, the allotment contains raised growing beds for vegetables, planters full of sweet-smelling herbs and even a sunny orange marigold or two. You can find the allotment on Buckhill Walk near the Magazine, just north of the Serpentine Bridge. There’s a full map available online here.