The National Trust has reversed its decision to keep all its parks and gardens open after just a few days.
Now they have all shut, in a bid to try and restrict the spread of coronavirus. A major issue was that lots of people headed to these locations, due to a dearth of other things to do. Of course, nay Londoners do not have their own gardens.
Kew Gardens closes today too — another place that had attempted to stay open throughout the pandemic.
After careful consideration we will be closing the gates at Kew tomorrow, Sunday 22 March. Our absolute priority is the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. We will be in touch with anyone who has booked a visit or a ticket.— Kew Gardens (@kewgardens) March 21, 2020
London's Royal Parks are remaining open — as are plenty of local parks — as a place for Londoners to exercise for their physical and mental wellbeing. However, they are pleading with crowds to observe social distancing.