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Hyde Park

Hyde Park in London in London

The Hyde Park is the largest and most important garden in London, where Londoners spend their free time in good weather. Worth the visit.

The Hyde Park is the largest public park in London with about 140 hectares of green space, ideal for London’s population and tourists who come to enjoy the weather of this oasis in the midst of such a big city built with bricks and concrete.

Initially the area of Hyde Park properties belonged to the monks of Westminster Abbey, which was confiscated in 1536 by the then King Henry VIII, who later used it for hunting. It was not until 1637 when Charles I opened it as a public park.

Hyde Park has a lake called Serpentine, which bounds the park to Kensington Gardens. In this lake, created in 1730, you can rent canoes and watch birds.

South of the lake you can see the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, a fountain and huge ring shaped oval stone dedicated to the princess.

A curious event that takes place in this park is the in the famous Speakers’ Corner in northwest campus.

In this corner people gather every Sunday to freely discuss and express their ideas about politics, religion or other matters.

Additional information

Location
In the center of town
Visiting Hours
Every day from 5am to 12am
Transport
Metro: stops at stations Hyde Park Corner, Marble Arch, Lancaster Gate or Knightsbridge
Contact
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7262 5484
Website: http://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde-park

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