Hyde Park (London, United Kingdom)
In Central London, Hyde Park is Free for Everyone to Enjoy
It is a surprising statistic that, in London; one of the world’s busiest cities, there are eight major parks covering around 5,000 acres. Of these, the Grade1-listed, Hyde Park takes up over 600 acres and is thought to be one of the world’s most beautiful parks. When Henry VIII adopted it in 1536, Hyde Park it was for royal use only and deer hunting was their major pastime. It wasn’t until 1949 that Hyde Park became a free facility for the general public who, to this day, and every day, embrace it as a space for relaxation, boating, games, and concert attractions.
There’s Always Something to Shout About in Hyde Park
The Italian Gardens are among the long-standing attractions to be enjoyed and admired in Hyde Park. In the adjacent Kensington Gardens, and named after the late Princess Diana; her memorial fountain and children’s playground attract attention from all age groups. The Serpentine Lake is the place for pedal boat and rowing excursions; also, for swimmers taking part in the Christmas Day Marathon. At the Marble Arch end of Hyde Park; at Speakers’ Corner, there is always someone with a booming voice who is determined to take advantage of their right to free speech. Then, pre-Christmas sees a Winter Wonderland and the Christmas Market. Add to this the July British Summer Time concerts and other events that are on offer throughout the year, and Hyde Park is a pretty busy place.
Enjoy a Breath of Fresh Air in Hyde Park and in Other London Parks
Although Hyde Park has unique appeal and it comes with the advantage of some impressive and conveniently located hotel bases, it’s worth visiting some of the other attractive parks in London. Just across the road from Hyde Park is Green Park and, on the other side of its Constitution Hill location, sits Buckingham Palace. Also very close by is the 23-acre St. James Park and The Mall, where many of the royal parades take place. Regent’s Park, home to ZSL London Zoo, is about two miles from Hyde Park. These and other expansive, green areas of London give welcome respite from the busy tourist attractions. You’ll agree that it is well worth taking this time out for a little peace, relaxation, and a real breath of fresh air.
Hyde Park Hotels Always Win a Chorus of Approval
This Hyde Park area isn’t just visually attractive; it is also a very convenient location for visitors. Busy Paddington Station is roughly half a mile away and the legendary Royal Albert Hall sits on the edge of Kensington Gardens. Visitors yearning to stay at hotels near Hyde Park find much appeal at the Royal Garden which is also perched on the end of the adjacent Kensington Gardens where, as you may know, local residents include the royal occupants of Kensington Palace. Virtually opposite the Serpentine is the Georgian-style Corus Hotel and, suitably named, bearing in mind the backgrounds of some of the near neighbours, Balmoral House is one of many friendly B&Bs in the area. To ensure that you enjoy your own right royal welcome, you should first need to take a trip to trivago to see full details of Hyde Park’s many hotels.
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