The illusion of rural nature inside a city is more real than you might think. London’s 8 royal parks and Holyrood Park in Edinburgh offer a slower, greener adventure away from their lively urban streets. Catch brilliant views of London’s skyline atop Primrose Hill in Regent’s Park. The hill is a fabulous setting for picnics, romantic evenings and city gazing at sunset. The artistic neighbourhoods of Hampstead and Belsize Park are an easy walk from the park to enjoy dinner and evening drinks. See wildlife in abundance in London’s largest park, Richmond Park. The area is a protected National Nature Reserve with vast open spaces, ancient trees and roaming deer.