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“Nice break from traffic!”
Review of Hyde Park

Hyde Park
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Owner description: 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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“Nice break from traffic!”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Nice place to walk and get away from the noisy streets! Easy to get to and good for jogging, walking, and bike path.

Visited May 2012
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“Observation wheel”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

The Observation wheel is only in Hyde Park for a few weeks every year from the third week of November till the New Year when it gets dismantled with the rest of the fair side shows and attractions for another year......
In Hyde Park on a Sunday morning you can go to listen to people speaking about different views on various topics which is interesting - even if you do not always agree.....
There is also Peter Pan playground in Kensington Gardens where children can play for free and there is a wooden ship to climb on .... The playground is nearest ot Bayswater underground station in Queensway......
There is also the Serpentine river where you can go boating and in the summer even swimming.....
There is the Princess Diana memorial also near the boating lake that is definitely worth going to - as well as Kensington Palace and the Orangery Cafe for a cup of coffee and a cake after visiting Kensington gardens where Princess Diana used to live and Princess Margaret.
There is also the Serpentine Gallery that is definitely always worth seeing and most exhibitions are free.....
The prince Albert memorial has been cleaned up and is also an attraction worth seeing when walking through Hyde Park towards the Royal Albert Hall..
On weekends it is also possible to hire horses and ride on special tracks around Hyde park with the people from the stables with you....
That is a different way to view Hyde Park........

Visited December 2012
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“Wonderful Park”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

The park is beautiful, it's a must see. There are statues, ponds, Princess Diana Memorial & other points of interests to discover. We loved the beauty of the park, especially, seeing people enjoying what the park has to offer them in a busy bustling city.

Visited February 2013
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“a must see part of London”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Hyde park is large,open and historical. It makes one feel the traffic is far away. Many interestkng statues and birds ans squirrels- feed the birds-it,s an experience as they descend on one in a cloud!

Visited February 2013
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“Winter Wonderland - Winter 2012”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

In the Winter, Hyde Park offers a 'Winter Wonderland' experience. A free-to-enter attraction that offers traditional German-style Christmas markets, bars and pubs selling mulled wine and other winter-warmers and and a fairground working on a token system. One token is £1 with rides being around 3- 5 tokens per ride. I loved the German markets and got a very Christmassy sensation around this part however found the fairground to be tacky and overpriced. We went on a Friday afternoon and left at around 6pm before the large number of crowds entered. At peak times they restrict entry based on crowd levels so choose your time wisely.

We visited the Ice Cave set up in the park, with an Ice Maze and sculptures enclosed in a temperature-controlled building. Very cold but very interesting and that was worth the price of ticket.

Visited December 2012
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