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Hyde Park

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Hyde Park featuring a city, a garden and a pond

Once the private hunting grounds of a king, London's most famous park is today a place where everyone can enjoy gardens, monuments and music performances. 

Hyde Park is one of London’s largest and most well-known parks. The park connects with Kensington Gardens and the two combined cover 630 acres (253 hectares). Together they form the centrepiece of a network of parks known as “London’s Green Lung.” Once the private hunting grounds of King Henry VIII, today the park is filled with heritage sites, monuments and events to attend all year-round.

Stop by Speaker’s Corner to hear orators debate and discuss the issues of the day. This is the site where public executions used to take place. Saddle up for a guided horse ride along Rotten Row, where London’s upper class once gathered to see and be seen. Rent horses and book tours at the nearby stables.

From March through October, rent a rowboat and glide across the expansive Serpentine Lake, which separates Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. During warmer months, take a dip in the Serpentine’s special swimming area.

Explore the numerous memorials within the park. Of particular note are the Diana Memorial Fountain, the Holocaust Memorial and the 7 July Memorial. The park is also home to some whimsical statues such as Broom Broom, the Drinking Horse and a family of Jelly Babies.

Hyde Park offers something for all ages and interests. Take part in sports ranging from tennis to football or enjoy a relaxing drink and meal at one of the park’s restaurants and bars. Deck chairs and bicycles are available for rent and there is a free driving service offering park tours for those unable to walk. In summer, the park hosts a variety of concerts and festivals, while in winter the park features a Winter Wonderland of carnival rides, an ice rink and Christmas markets.

While Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens function as one unified park during daylight hours, Kensington Gardens closes at dusk and Hyde Park remains open until midnight. Centrally located, Hyde Park is close to five Tube stations and offers limited parking for a fee.

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Caesar Hotel
Caesar Hotel
4 out of 5
26-33 Queens Gardens, Hyde Park, London, England
The price is ¥12,668 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hyde Park, Natural History Museum, and Queen Mary's Gardens. Oxford Circus and National Gallery ...
4.3/5Excellent! (937 reviews)
"i didn’t like how loud you could hear people walking around outside your door"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Caesar Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
4 out of 5
100 Cromwell Road, London, England
The price is ¥14,694 per night from Sep 3 to Sep 3
Located in London City Centre, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Natural History Museum and Royal Albert Hall. Hyde ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (939 reviews)
"This hotel is stylish and conveniently located in a very nice area of London. The tour bus tour leaves directly from opposite the hotel. You are just 10 minutes walk from Kensington Garden s and Palace. It’s also the same distance to all the museums. Staff were friendly but the food and drinks menu ..."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
The Rembrandt
The Rembrandt
4 out of 5
11 Thurloe Place, Kensington, London, England
The price is ¥18,398 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 10
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Victoria and Albert Museum and Natural History Museum. Imperial College London and Harrods ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,581 reviews)
"Lovely hotel. Staff excellent"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

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Imperial Court Suites
Imperial Court Suites
4 out of 5
81-83 Inverness Terrace, London, England
The price is ¥8,571 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
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DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
4 out of 5
100 Cromwell Road, London, England
The price is ¥14,694 per night from Sep 3 to Sep 3
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Caesar Hotel
Caesar Hotel
4 out of 5
26-33 Queens Gardens, Hyde Park, London, England
The price is ¥12,668 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Caesar Hotel
The Rembrandt
The Rembrandt
4 out of 5
11 Thurloe Place, Kensington, London, England
The price is ¥18,398 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 10
The Rembrandt
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is ¥18,629 per night from Aug 31 to Aug 31
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The Strand Palace Hotel
The Strand Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
372 The Strand, London, England
The price is ¥19,561 per night from Aug 13 to Aug 13
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Hilton London Metropole
Hilton London Metropole
4 out of 5
225 Edgware Road, London, England
The price is ¥12,873 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
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The Landmark London
The Landmark London
5 out of 5
222 Marylebone Road, London, England
The price is ¥40,793 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
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Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
4 out of 5
Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, England
The price is ¥9,283 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
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