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Friday, 23 September 2016

Syon Park, London

What's the first thing you think of when someone tells you they've visited London? There are so many iconic landmarks and attractions which are synonymous with London, so you can imagine my surprise to discover that a trip to the big smoke would reveal the hidden beauty of Syon Park.
Syon Park lies on the banks of the river Thames, in Brentford, South West London. We recently visited during a mini heat wave, and it was so green and beautiful!

The park surrounds the London home of the Duke of Northumberland, which is one of a handful of stately homes within easy reach of central London.
Syon holds a huge diversity of habitat and wildlife in a relatively small area. It is part of a larger expanse of green space, including Kew Gardens and Richmond Park, connected by the river Thames.

It was a fantastic place to take photos because there was so much variety, and the gardens are well kept yet natural. There were certainly plenty of photo opportunities!
It's hard to believe that London is home to dragon flies...
...beautiful flowers and busy bees...
...and a heron (!)
It was quite a novelty being directly under the flight path to Heathrow, but it was (unsurprisingly) rather noisy too. Planes flew overhead approximately every 90 seconds. Our visit would have been peaceful and private, had it not been for this, but don't let this put you off because it's a lovely place to visit.

We took a stroll through the Great Conservatory and admired the beautiful grounds, enjoying the sunny weather. Our visit to Syon really made us forget that we were in London.

Thank you for reading! Angharad x

Syon Park
020 8560 0881
Brentford, TW8 8JF
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  1. Syon Park looks absolutely gorgeous!! I can't believe that I never visited when I lived in London!


  2. Angharad your photography is absolutely stunning ! I actually cannot stop staring at that picture of the dragonfly! I've never heard of Syon Park before but not definitely want to visit seeing as it must be about 30 mins on the tube from me?! Going to look it up now for a date day trip :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Betty x
    The Betty Stamp

    1. Ahh, thank you Betty :) It's definitely worth a visit, and it's close to Kew Gardens too! x

  3. Wow, thanks for taking us a tour in this beautiful park. Hoping I can visit it too soon! :)


  4. I live by London, and yet I've never been to Syon Park. Or heard of it... what is this?? I totally need to go there, but maybe when the weather is a bit better c':

    Little Moon Elephant

    1. It's a lovely place, I think it would look really beautiful in Autumn :)


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