THE UK's capital city is one of the greenest in the world, with more than 3,000 green spaces.
However, the largest and oldest park in the city is set to close for an entire year.
London's Finsbury Circus Gardens first opened back in 1606, as the first public park.
Now a Grade-II listed garden, it is the largest open space within the city, and home to the City of London Bowling Club.
Named "circus" due to its elliptical shape similar to Roman circuses, it is surrounded by buildings including the Grade II listed Brittanic House, which became BP.
It is not to be confused with Finsbury Park in north London – the nearest station is Moorgate Station.
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But a new redevelopment of the 2,200sqm park is set to close it until late 2024.
Revealed by London-based Architecture00 +, Studio Weave (00SW) and ReardonSmith Landscape, the park will be getting an "urban forest" as well as new paths.
An area for food trucks and coffee stalls will also be introduced.
The park is set to close on November 20, with no official opening date apart from "late autumn/early winter 2024."
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Despite being lesser known compared to London's other green areas such as Hyde Park, visitors have praised Finsbury Circus Gardens.
One person called it a "a little oasis in this part of London" while another praised how "quiet and tranquil it was".
And the two-acre park has already been forced to close on a number of occasions due to works.
The centre of the garden was closed for 10 years due to the construction of the Liverpool Street Crossrail Station, now known as the Elizabeth Line which only opened in 2020.
If you fancy some outdoor space in London, then you can head south for the city's largest, Richmond Park.
Or head west to Windsor Great Park, the largest public park in the UK.
But Finsbury Circus Gardens is not the only Brit-popular attraction that has been forced to close in recent weeks.
Adventure Parc Snowdonia in the UK was forced to shut down after just eight years.
Iceland's Blue Lagoon remains closed due to the ongoing threat of a volcano eruption.
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