When I think of London, I think skyscrapers, traffic, endless commutes, restaurants, nightlife…the list is endless. However, what I always seem to forget about London are its countless green spaces. In comparison to other cities of a similar size, London is the greenest of them all…worldwide! Green spaces in London cover nearly 40%, i.e. about 173km2 of greater London. Almost half of my beloved city is painted green.
Among those green spaces are eight Royal parks, including Hyde Park, St. James’s Park and Bushy Park, which cover nearly 20km2 of London, more than 100 Community gardens (many open to the public and one of them just around the corner of where these pictures were taken) and 17 city farms with traditional animals like sheep and goats, but also more exotic species like alpacas. Of the ca. 8 million people living in London, 30,000 grow their own vegetables and fruit in rented allotments, while 14% of all households in London grow them in their own gardens.
Now even though this has nothing to do with fashion whatsoever, I thought I share this snippet of utterly surprising London life with you anyway. I hope you enjoyed it, and if you’re interested in more random facts like these, check out the London Councils’ website.
T-SHIRT – Asos
SHORTS – Zara
BLAZER – Zara
WEDGES – Aldo (similar here)
NECKLACE – Boutique in Marbella
BRACELET – Svarowski