Londoners go to parks for all kinds of reasons: sunbathing, to walk the dog, to give the little people a play on the swings... Parks offer an escape from the metropolis. So how many of us take the trouble to appreciate their buildings and structures?
A new book by Paul Rabbitts lifts the lid on some of the architectural treasures to be found in our parks. The book is nation-wide, but has a strong showing of 'parkitecture' from the London area. Here are some highlights.
Parkitecture: Buildings and Monuments of Public Parks by Paul Rabbitts is published by Amberley Publishing. Photos of Victoria Park, the Orangery and the boathouse copyright Peter Jeffree.