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Nannies chatting in a park / Photo
Gardens and Parks:
People in parks.
Two nannies with prams have a chat in a park (London, possibly Hyde Park).
Photo, 1963 (Toni Frissell).
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, we look at London's parks, those treasured spaces which offer us a piece of countryside on our doorstep.
Not too much has changed over the past couple of centuries. Maybe the nineteenth century Londoner wouldn’t have met their personal trainer in the park, but still we see a variety of sports being played - from swimming and fishing to skating and boxing. Still we fly kites, walk the dog, take the children to the swings, visit the rose gardens or simply sit on a bench for a moment’s well-earned peace and quiet and gaze at the ancient trees. In summer we might hire a deckchair or sunbathe and in the colder months we wrap up against the wind and rain to take a brisk walk through our much-loved green spaces.
Take a stroll through this selection of pictures to see London's parks through the ages.