Top Attractions to See in Hyde Park, London
Hyde Park is one of the most popular attractions in London and offers tourists the chance to see a stunning lake, statues, famous buildings, children's playgrounds and modern art galleries. This amazing green space in the middle of Central London is located close to Marble Arch, Oxford Street, Buckingham Palace, the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington High Street. There are so many historic and spectacular areas of this world famous park that thousands of international tourists get to experience every year, here are our top recommendations...
1. Speakers' Corner
The amazing Speakers’ Corner that is an open-air platform for free speech. Found near the Marble Arch end of the park this destination is a superb place for those wanting to share their thoughts on the topics of the day. It has had some very famous orators get up on the soapbox in the past including English author George Orwell, and can be quite busy on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
2. Hyde Park Riding Stables
Something very special for horse enthusiasts is the beautiful Hyde Park Riding Stables that have been there for more than 300 years. Tourists can get riding lessons at this famous destination and be taken through the pretty park bridleways.
3. Serpentine Lake
A stunning part of the green space is the Serpentine Lake that tourists can cross on a boat or pedalo in the summer months. It’s also a wonderful place to take a swim if the weather is hot enough for travellers to enjoy a refreshing dip.
4. Serpentine Galleries
The Serpentine Galleries are found on either side of the lake and are very popular with tourists who want to enjoy viewing some brilliant contemporary art. During summer sometimes they have art and installations like the one featured in the main picture of this article.
5. Kensington Palace
Probably the most famous sight in Hype Park is the working royal residence of Kensington Palace. This magnificent building is a stunning piece of architecture and offers tourists the chance to see its State Apartments that are open to the public. Highlights include the Queen’s Staircase that was designed by Christopher Wren in 1690, as well as the living quarters of Queen Victoria.
6. Kensington Gardens
Travellers can also have a wander around Kensington Gardens that offers a flower walk and gorgeous fountains. This superb palace was once home to the late Princess Diana and the park has an impressive children’s playground dedicated to her.
7. Albert Memorial
In Kensington Gardens there is also the famous Albert Memorial that was created in memory of Queen Victoria’s husband. Created in a neo-Gothic style this shows Prince Albert seated under a canopy that is around 190 feet high.
8. Summer Music Festivals
During summer there are several live music events with world famous bands playing. You will need to buy tickets in advance but you can also listen outside for free. Past bands who have played in Hyde Park include the Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi and Stevie Wonder.
Where to Stay
Tourists visiting London should stay in an accommodation close to all the main sights and attractions and we recommend you check out the amazing Admiral Hotel. This fabulous accommodation is one of the best hotels near Hyde Park London that has wonderful rooms with a range of modern comforts such as a flatscreen television and Wi-Fi internet. The spacious rooms are comfortable and also contain a fridge that is very handy to store food and drink. The residence is housed in a stunning Grade II listed building that is beautiful on the outside and inside. Found close to Paddington station guests will be able to easily travel the city and get to Heathrow Airport.
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