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
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
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.
49-50 Upper Berkeley Street, Marble Arch, City of Westminster,
Rooms from: £70.00
Edward Lear Hotel
28-30 Seymour Street, Marble Arch, City of Westminster, London.
Rooms from: £47.50
24 Upper Berkeley Street, Marble Arch, City of Westminster,
Rooms from: £65.00
Boston Court Hotel
26 Upper Berkeley St, Marble Arch, City of Westminster, London
Rooms from: £59.00
34-40 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, City of Westminster,
Rooms from: £120.00
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