In the heart of London, Hyde Park is easiest reached on the London Underground. In the east of the park, Marble Arch is on the Central Line and Hyde Park Corner, on the Piccadilly Line. Lancaster Gate on the Central Line will deliver passengers near to Marlborough Gate, and Queensway on the Central Line connects to the west entrance. There are several Santander Cycle – Boris bikes – docking stations around the park for the more energetic.
Spend a fun day out with your family and friends at Hyde Park. Have a nice stroll around the grounds and discover the different kinds of colourful flowers and plants available, or enjoy a nice picnic under the trees.
Visit the Hyde Park official website for opening information.
Hyde Park is one of the most impressive city parks in the world, offering swimming, boating, tennis, cycling, horse riding and skating (including ice skating in the winter). With the Serpentine Lake and a flower garden, an amazing 350 acres of green space and over 4,000 trees, it’s a popular haunt for anyone wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of modern city life. In the north-eastern corner of the park is Speaker’s Corner, where politics and ideas have been heatedly debated in the open air since the mid-1800s, and political protest has spread across the park, with the Suffragettes and the Stop the War Coalition, to name but a few, having made their voices heard from the popular London park.
If political protest is not your thing, Hyde Park has some great sport pitches and courts, running tracks and a top-notch children’s playground. There are also great eateries alongside the river, offering everything from fine dining to a nice hot cuppa and a slice. On your wanderings, keep your eyes open for some wonderful architecture, like the Serpentine Bridge, the Joy of Life fountain, the 18ft statue of Achilles, and of course, the Diana Memorial Fountain, commemorating the people’s princess.