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Hyde Park Stables

63 Bathurst Mews, London W2 2SB, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
020 7723 2813
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Ranked #340 of 1,047 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Hyde Park Stables is dedicated to providing a high standard of horse riding and horse riding instruction for adults and children, from five years of... more » Owner description: Hyde Park Stables is dedicated to providing a high standard of horse riding and horse riding instruction for adults and children, from five years of age and older.Hyde Park Stables, built around 1835 is the oldest public stables in Central London. Bathurst Mews, where we are located, is the last remaining working mews. We offer group horse riding for all levels, semi-private riding for couples or small private groups or private one to one tuition.We cater for visitors who want to improve their horse riding ability as well as for regular riders who want to learn from the beginning, or for those who are coming back to the sport to re-learn their skills and regain their fitness levels.We also offer one-off rides for visitors who want to experience beautiful Hyde Park from the back of a horse.Hyde Park Stables have a dedicated team of staff who escort and teach riders on lesson-rides in Hyde Park as well as lessons in our outdoor arena. We teach all levels from complete beginners to advanced dressage and will teach parents and children from five years and older, together in Hyde Park on lesson-rides.The safety of all riders is our highest priority and we will therefore take all reasonable precautions to ensure an enjoyable and safe ride. Please state your experience when making a booking so we can allocate a suitable horse for you.Hyde Park Stables provide horses that are as safe as possible while maintaining an enjoyable and fun attitude to riding and learning equestrianism at all levels.Our weight limit for all riders is 75kg / 12 ½ stone / 175 lbs.We hope all our customers understand that this weight limit is to maintain our horses’ welfare.Horse Riding in Hyde Park is a wonderful experience and we hope you enjoy riding with us. « less
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Seattle
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

We paid US $185 for a private "lesson" ride (one hour precisely) for our 11 year old daughter as a treat while we were in London. She's an intermediate hunter/jumper rider. She was kept on a lead the entire time and the only riding tip she got was to sit back when she was posting, something her riding instructor here... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

First -- discovering horseback riding in the middle of London is a GREAT surprise. I saw a story on a travel show and looked them up immediately, worried that it may be hard to get a booking. But the website made it easy. I was a little wary that I was essentially sending an e-mail with my reservation request, but... More

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Although I have been riding all my life and have horses of my own, I have always wanted to ride on Rotten Row in Hyde Park. Today my daughter and I had a wonderful ride there, courtesy of the delightful, helpful and fun team at Hyde Park Stables - they even fixed some sunshine for us! This is a well... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

If you are not into tourist-trap activities or pedestrian-quality amusement park, straddling a horse is the best way to explore Hyde Park. Don't be disappointed if your guide keep your horse on a lead rope at all time. They do that even to the most experience rider for safety, yours and others. There are simply too many people in the... More

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richard b, Manager at Hyde Park Stables, responded to this review

We are delighted AbramMuljana enjoyed his ride with us. Sometimes we do have to keep our clients on a lead for their own safety but an experienced rider is normally allowed off the lead after 50 yards or so when they can show that they are capable and safe. Although it is very nice if people want to get dressed... More

Ljubljana, Slovenia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

When you sign up and then of course pay, you have to state your experience and right before the riding you fill out a form as well. In both I said that I'm an intermediate dressage ridder and that I ride almost every day but still right before I went to mount the horse, they asked me if I had... More

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richard b, Manager at Hyde Park Stables, responded to this review

We are very disappointed that this customer did not enjoy her ride and did not contact us sooner. The instructor that took this client out is away on holiday so it is difficult to be specific about your complaint. We can only say that we act in the clients safety at all times and from memory it was a little... More

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Visiting London and friend who's a regular recommended this to us. My partner didnt ride as they have weight restriction for welfare of horses so check before you book. Total beginners and first time ever but me and the kids had a great time, cant believe we were actually riding horses in Hyde Park. Staff were friendly and made a... More

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I made the booking through the internet, and the booking was confirmed almost immediately. When the day arrived, I got to the stable 30 minutes early and found the staff very busy and not particularly friendly (they kinda ignored me). It made me a bit apprehensive as this is a very expensive riding session and I really wanted it to... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

this experience was the highlight of my stay in London made even more enjoyable having Liz as my private instructor a leisurely walk and then trot through hyde park on horseback was fun and exciting and another tick off my bucket list !( although I will probably do it again next visit !)

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Poor costumer services, Poor explanation, far from saying the true. I can't believe this "attraction" is a member of the British Horse Society and the British Riding Schools. Very expensive for what they call lessons.

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richard b, Manager at Hyde Park Stables, responded to this review

We have no idea what this customer is complaining about,as they give very little information. As you can see from other reviews most of our cusiomers have a great time,and the horses have the best of care in air conditioned comfort, even if the stables were built in 1835. We try very hard to give people the best experience possible,... More

Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The staff at the stable were very friendly, well organized and professional. It was a perfect summer morning for a ride through Hyde Park. Cloudy and cool. The guide was friendly, helpful and professional. We have to ride through city streets before we get to the park which was a wonderful experience. The price was a little steep, but you... More

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