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Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is one of the most famous Royal Parks.

The Park covers 350 acres and is located in the middle of London. It boasts 4000 trees, a lake, as well as a meadow. Hyde Park is separated from Kensington Gardens by the Serpentine and Long Water lakes. It has a diverse range of flora and fauna which changes through the seasons. There are a number of monuments remembering important people and dramatic events in history. The unique Princess Diana Memorial Fountain is a must see.

On a Sunday, Speakers Corner, in the north east corner of the park, is where any member of the public can speak or debate about issues of their choosing.

The Park caters for a host of sports and informal games. These include football, cricket, swimming, cycling, putting, bowls, boating, roller skating and horse riding.

During the summer, the park is used as an open air music venue with world famous stars appearing in concert. The season usually ends with Proms in the park which is broadcast live on radio and television by the BBC.

On special Royal occasions you can witness the military firing gun salutes within Hyde Park

Why visit the Hyde Park:

So much to do and see. Take a boat out on the Serpentine or go for a swim in the Lido. Visit the art gallery on the lake or have a snack at the restaurant.

See the horse riders travel down Rotten Row where the King used to ride from Kensington Palace to Whitehall.

Wander around and see if can you find and identify the many memorials or even the Pets cemetery.

Enjoy the wide variety of trees and flowers. If it is the right time of the year perhaps you can take in a concert.

If there is anything that you want to say to the general public, then turn up at Speakers Corner on Sunday and exercise your right to free speech.

Did you know?

The manor of Hyde was originally owned by the Canons of Westminster Abbey. In 1536, Henry VIII acquired it and used it as a Royal hunting ground for deer. In 1637 King Charles I opened the park to the public.

Opening Times:

5.00am to midnight all the year round.

How to get there:

Underground:

Lancaster Gate, Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner and Knightsbridge stations are all within a close radius to Hyde Parks boundaries.

Bus:

Routes 1, 2, 10, 14, 16, 19, 22, 36, 52, 73, 74, 82, 94, 137, 274,148, 390, 414 and 436 pass within a close radius to the park.

Address:

Park Management

The Old Police House,

Hyde Park,

London, W2 2UH.

Website:

www.royalparks.org.uk

Telephone:

020 7298 2000.

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