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Hyde Park, Kensington London.
 

Introduction to Hyde Park, London

Known as the green lung of London, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are 248 hectares of green woodland right in the hear of London west end.

The park was once used by the Royal family to hunt wild deer, those days have long since past, the strongest connection with the Royal Family today is when the Household Cavalry Brigade pass by on their way to the changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.

The park is well worth a visit just to take in the sights. The Albert Memorial is a huge memorial  to Queen Victoria's husband. The memorial is partly located in park to commemorate  the Great Exhibition which took place in the park in 1851 and was organised by Albert himself.

The Serpentine Gallery hosts exhibitions in the Summer of contemporary art. There is also Serpentine Lake which has its own swimming pool, created in 1730. You may see members of the Walrus Club in the pool, they swim in the pool even on the coldest winter day.

Children may like to see the statue of  Peter Pan which was built in 1912 to commemorate the childhood hero J M Barrie's Peter Pan. Speakers corner is well worth a visit on a Sunday morning to hear the soapbox orators talking politics and religion to the listing crowd.

The Royal Albert Hall Memorial is located very close by which of course is home to amongst other the Summer Proms.

 

Hotels Near Hyde Park.

  Marble Inn
49-50 Upper Berkeley Street, Marble Arch, City of Westminster, London.
Rooms from: 70.00
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Distance: 0.4m)

   Edward Lear Hotel
28-30 Seymour Street, Marble Arch, City of Westminster, London.
Rooms from: 47.50
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Distance: 0.4m)

   Hadleigh Hotel
24 Upper Berkeley Street, Marble Arch, City of Westminster, London
Rooms from: 65.00
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Distance: 0.4m)

   Boston Court Hotel
26 Upper Berkeley St, Marble Arch, City of Westminster, London
Rooms from: 59.00
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Distance: 0.4m)

   Montcalm Hotel
34-40 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, City of Westminster, London
Rooms from: 120.00
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Distance: 0.4m)

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