Hyde Park
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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About
Once the hunting ground for Henry VIII, this large royal park is best known for its famous Speakers' Corner, where people speak their minds, Rotton Row, a famous horse-riding area and Serpentine Lake, home to waterfowl and oarsmen.
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The area
Neighborhood: Kensington and Hyde Park
How to get there
  • Knightsbridge • 10 min walk
  • Marble Arch • 10 min walk
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  • Ben White
    Northampton, United Kingdom2,943 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    ‘It’s a beautiful big green space in the heart of London and it’s next to Green Park which houses Buckingham Palace.’
    We visited for the British Summer Time Festival to see P!nk. Walking up tho the park it was bombilating with anticipation and excitement. The event was well manned with signposts showing you which direction to go to. They still left a lot of the park available for tourists and locals to take a leisurely stroll. It’s a beautiful big green space in the heart of London and it’s next to Green Park which houses Buckingham Palace. It’s the perfect place for serenity and to escape the hustle and bustle of the capital city. It’s also an excellent spot for a picnic or having drinks with friends, that’s if the weather is good! Overall, a large park in the centre of London with a lot of the popular sites within walking distance.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 30, 2023
  • NICHOLAS T
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates9,260 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning park
    This is a stunning large park right in the heart of London, near Knightsbridge, Buckingham Palace and more of the top sights. There is a huge amount of green space in the park, together with the serpentine lake - where you can row, swim or pedalo - lots of cafes, a significant bird population, lots of statues and more. Free to enter and simply fantastic.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 9, 2023
  • vmu2
    Scarborough, Canada15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The parks of London are it's real treasure
    I never tire of Hyde Park. It's a must do every time I visit and I always try to stay nearby every time I visit so I can get as much of it as I can. It's central so I can easily manage a lovely long or short walk through it in the morning or evening as I come and go through the day. First things first - it's free to enter. It's clean and well maintained. You can rent bikes and there are public restrooms. It's expansive and peaceful and alive with people enjoying themselves but it never seems crowded. A great place to picnic or people watch The Lady Diana Fountain is well worth a look. It's essentially a living piece of art the way people interact and frolic in it.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 20, 2023
  • Daniel Eric Matthews
    London, United Kingdom104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hyde Park Pleasure
    Short and simple. One of the very best places to visit in London. Hyde Park has so much to offer and it perfect for nice walks, great sights and this is a must see part of London. I love this place and visit all the time.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 20, 2023
  • VJ
    Kokkola, Finland56 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big park
    Explored the park in two different occasions. It rained both of the times. Remember to bring a good rain coat or an umbrella at least if you expect rain. Swans and greylag geese occupied the lake in the middle.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 26, 2023
  • David P
    Phoenix, Arizona216 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Day Well Worth Spending
    We thought of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are place and experience. Although we visited in late July, the Park and Gardens were beautiful and very relaxing. We were surprised that our time wasn't crowded, and it is not at all commercial, except for a few restaurants and boat rentals. Find a day or half-day where you can just meander both the Park and the Gardens.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Mahir J
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The park
    It is a wonderful place to visit. It's good for both solo and families. You can see the ducks swimming in the pool and you can ride a paddling boat. It's a little bit crowded but it is a good place to visit with public transportation nearby.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Omar
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia683 contributions
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    A Joyful Escape into Nature's Playground
    Hyde Park in London is a gem that offers a peaceful break and a chance to connect with nature. Feeding the ducks on the lake was a delightful experience that added to the park's charm. Whether you're seeking a relaxing stroll, a serene picnic spot, or a place to enjoy outdoor activities, Hyde Park is a must-visit destination that will leave you with beautiful memories.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 20, 2023
  • FamOfFourYYZ
    Toronto, Canada365 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tourist advice: peaceful if you want to take a break from the busy city.
    Grabbed some croissants and hot drinks and walked around Hyde Park. It's a great park to get away from the hustle and bustle of a busy city. It reminds me of a golf course because it is made up primarily of large, flat, manicured lawns. No doubt it would be good for concerts, walking your dogs, biking and running for locals. I personally thought it could use more flower gardens and artistic structures to make it more interesting.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 1, 2023
  • roy v
    Traralgon, Australia5,658 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to spend time
    Have walked in the park the last couple of mornings as we have been staying nearby. Each morning arrived there about 5.30 am, still dark and very quiet. It was a joy to ramble through the park, amongst the lovely tree and garden beds. Lots of birdlife and playfull little squirrels. Saw some horses and riders on the tan, they looked very smart. It was great to walk by the lake, so many lovely water birds and beautiful white swans enjoying the quiet of the early morning . Walking in the park you are walking in history, let the mind wander at all the things that have happened there over the generations, good and not so good. I was sad to find a memorial to members of the QUEENS LIFE GUARD who were killed on that spot by a terrorist bomb in 1982. There are some great historical statues in the park to see as well . A must place to spend time at when in London
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 3, 2023
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Anthony G
Wellington, New Zealand1,291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
It’s almost hard to fathom just how big Hyde Park is when you look at it on a map. It’s huge and such an amazing experience walking through it taking in all the various little gardens and areas that it has to offer. I would definitely recommend getting yourself a large flat white, a bottle of water and spending the afternoon wandering around. It will take you a while to walk round but afterwards you’ll feel entirely rejuvenated!
Written December 26, 2020
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Suzanne R
Irvine, CA223 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We walked through Hyde Park as a "shortcut" to get down to Kensington and the Victoria & Albert Museum. It was a beautiful, sunny winter day and there were many people out enjoying the ambiance and weather. The Princess Diana Memorial Playground was crowded with kids on swings and running around. People were feeding the many ducks, birds and swans around the Pond area. Hyde Park is a nice reprieve from the city life around it and provides a peaceful respite in a beautiful setting. Definitely worth a detour!
Written January 3, 2020
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Ian C
London, UK23,740 contributions
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Aug 2020 • Solo
It is interesting to compare the differences between our great royal parks which are an incredible heritage in London.

Last Sunday, I had been at the west end of the Serpentine which was quite and refined; today I visited the east end which was the more lively and busy end with pedalos negotiating the swans and the cafe ooen for food and drink in a safe way.

There are many different aspects to Hyde Park including the different memorials and sculptures and the Rose Garden

The only thing you have to beware of as a pedestrian are the cycle paths - I had the same experience in Copenhagen. This is the new world!!
Written August 7, 2020
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Brian K
Renfrew, UK660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
For some strange reason on this visit to London everything I wanted to see or do was located in the park or nearby .. it is a large space and I think it would take all of a day to walk all of it’s paths and to visit all it offers from speakers corner to the serpentine lake . The weather was dry if not particular warm and this made being in the park pleasant enough . I would imagine it gets very busy in the summer . Well worth a visit .
Written January 20, 2020
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tony_harrison2
Great Malvern, UK77 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
My first caveat is that our visit coincided with the freak heatwave of mid July 2022 so the chances for frustration were always going to be magnified. However, there is no excuse for the lack of signage to guide you around the park.

Because of the heat we had planned our visit so see the Princess Diana memorial fountain with our 10 year old granddaughter. We asked the taxi driver to drop us at the most convenient entrance which maybe he did,or maybe he didn’t, because we never found it.

Once inside the park Google maps lost the plot and reverted to “head North, redirect..head South” etc. So we followed the only sign pointing to the fountain and followed the plates donating the memorial trail on the pathways. One hour later we returned to where we had started.

The most worrying thing, halfway round my wife and grand daughter started to complain of the heat and wanted to leave….I had no idea where there was a convenient exit and couldn’t trust Google to help…that’s not a criticism of Google but directed at the park authorities.

Without doubt the most unrewarding and stressful visit of our holiday. Why there are virtually no signs to guide you round the park is a complete mystery..perhaps the want tourists to get lost to leave it for the local joggers, cyclists and skateboarders.
Written July 16, 2022
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The Wandering Chris
Columbus, GA111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
During my week in London I found myself kicking back for a nap in Hyde Park on more than one occasion. There is a lovely spoke for coffee on the east side of the lake, were droves of people can be seen laid out on the grass around the lake having picnics, taking naps, etc.

Just be aware of London's spontaneous showers. Work up at one point to see people frantically running for cover at the aforementioned restaurant while a wall of rain was moving across the lake towards us.
Written June 7, 2020
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Audree
Canada26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A romantic strol through the park with swans, cafes, museums and a palace, don't forget to have scones at Kensington Palace with tea fit for a Princess. Everyone was friendly helpful. There are boats, running, walking. Locals walking there dogs- crowed on the weekends, yet very festive
Written February 13, 2020
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Brian T
London, UK8,052 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
London is blessed with open spaces. There are 8 Royal Parks - lands that were originally owned by the monarchy, and which today remain part of the hereditary possessions of the crown. Five of these parks are more or less in central London: Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park, Green Park and Regent’s Park. There are also lots of other smaller spaces such as the Victoria Tower Gardens by the Houses of Parliament.

Visitors to London are therefore spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which parks to visit. And it comes down to a matter of personal choice, based on exactly what you are looking for.

Hyde Park goes back to Henry VIII, when it was one of his hunting grounds. But the forest that it was is long gone, and these days Hyde Park is largely an open grassy space. It’s a major venue for concerts, Christmas festivals such as ‘Winter Wonderland’ and large gatherings. If you are visiting during one of these events, a large part of the park will be closed off. It’s also the gathering site for protests and demonstrations.

There’s a lot of grass... great for picnics and games, but not particularly beautiful to see! So keep this in mind when considering a visit.

Further, if you are looking for specific attractions to see within the park, you’re not going to find to many in Hyde Park (you may be better off visiting Kensington Gardens). Hyde Park has just a few: a small rose garden by the entrance at Hyde Park Corner (beside Apsley House), some patches of manicured gardens, a large boating lake (The Serpentine), and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain (though it was not functioning at the time of my visit). There’s also Speakers Corner at the Marble Arch end of the park; in this corner of the park open air public speaking, debate and discussion is allowed, usually on a Sunday morning. I’m not sure of the current situation here with the pandemic.

There’s a number of cafes and toilet facilities in the park, as well as some pleasant tree-lined avenues. But as already mentioned, it’s largely open space. If you’re a jogger or a horse rider, it’s probably the park for you. If you are looking for ‘attractions’, you’re better off continuing west through Hyde Park into Kensington Gardens, or visit the smaller and prettier St James’s Park by Buckingham Palace.

My favourite time to visit is early spring, when the crocuses poke through the grass and carpet some of the lawns with colour.
Written November 10, 2020
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Michael958_13
London, UK81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Regular visitor to the park and the adjoining Kensington Gardens. Vast area and so many walks possible from a simple walk around the lake to doing the whole perimeter. Would recommend walking alone the lake, over the road and up to the Italian gardens before heading to Kensington palace and coming back along the other side of the lake.
Written August 12, 2021
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Trevor J
Fair Oak, UK38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Italian garden at the "Long water" end were a pleasant surprise.

Cola at £2.30 was a shock, bring your own drinks. But, the people who run the cafes, probably have to pay the relevant authority an arm and a leg for the pleasure of renting the premises.

Song thrushes hoping to be fed at the Lido were a pleasure. Grey squirrels were fun, as they show no fear and beg for food, although there are signs saying, do not feed, as they damage the trees.

Flowers were lovely.

Worth a visit, depening of course on your personal tastes.
Written August 21, 2020
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