"Stroll Hyde Park & Kensington Garden" Hyde Park Tip by psychocy

Hyde Park, London: 187 reviews and 395 photos

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Hyde Park was Henry VIII's hunting ground in 1536, becoming the personal playground of kings, but Charles I opened it to the public in 1637. Both of the connected parks are gorgeous and tranquil in some areas, lively and whimsical in others, and both are large (350 acres + 275 acres) and will keep you occupied for a long time. Boat on the Serpentine, feed the swans and ducks, visit Kensington Palace, view the Marble Arch, photograph the visually extraordinary Prince Albert Memorial, check out the famous Peter Pan statue, and grab lunch at one of the eateries on the premise.

When you go you'll see people rollerblading, paddleboating, horseback riding, frisbee-playing, juggling, kite-flying, piloting radio control boats on the sailing pond, and doing all kinds of wacky stuff. There are so many things you can see and do at this incredible park that I can honestly say it's one thing in London that should NOT, on any account, be missed. I think it's really one of those "If you haven't seen it, you haven't been to London" things.

Address: Park Lane, Bayswater Road, Knightsbridge
Directions: Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner, Lancaster Gate tubes
Phone: +44 300 061 2000
Website: https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde-park

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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