Hyde Park is a gem located right in the centre of London. Spanning 625 acres, when you include the nearby Kensington Gardens, a visit to the city isn’t complete until you visit Hyde Park. Once home to the popular Great Exhibition in 1851, this park is now an oasis where you will find people reading, playing, jogging and sunbathing. In the summer, the park even hosts to live music including the world-renowned BBC Proms classical music series.
Hyde Park is open from 5:00 am to midnight daily. The park is easily accessible by one of the many tube stations surrounding the park – Hyde Park Corner and Marble Arch tube stations are good starting points.
Things to see in Hyde Park:
Private London Tours can help you explore Hyde Park and all its beauty as part of your day. A Hyde Park tour would typically include a visit to the Serpentine Lake where you can hire out a pedalo or sip a coffee by the water, the poignant Princess Diana Memorial Fountain where you can remember the beloved late princess, and Speakers’ Corner where you can exercise your right of free speech.
Other popular locations include those in Kensington Gardens – the beautiful Italian Gardens, the statue of Peter Pan, the stunning Albert Memorial and Royal Albert Hall, the free admission Serpentine Art Galleries and the stunning Kensington Palace (where Kate Middleton and Prince William live).
A Hyde Park Tour can also include a look into one of the well-known affluent village-like areas that surround the park. These include Notting Hill, Kensington and Mayfair.