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Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens: The Story of a Great London Park is a fascinating new book on the hugely popular central London parks, which uniquely combines all aspects of the parks' past, present and future providing a comprehensive insight into their development, alongside stunning photography.
Divided into three parts, the first section on history looks at how Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens evolved over the past 500 years, from Henry VIII's personal hunting ground to the parks as they are today. The second section of this invaluable book considers contemporary life in the parks, from wildlife to concerts, dog-walking to art galleries, and memorials to tree planting, with extensive photographic coverage over the seasons. The final section of the book provides a review of the challenges facing the parks in the years ahead including the successful implementation of its new charity structure, fully adapting to major climate change demands and delivering additional recreational and well-being facilities in-line with the anticipated significant increases in visitor numbers.
The book is due to be published in 2021 as a full-colour paperback with over 200 images, priced at £25. However, we are delighted to announce a superb pre-publication offer to purchase the book at only £15 plus £4.50 UK postage.