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Hyde Park

, W2 3XA


Hyde Park, exterior picture



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ADDRESS:, W2 3XA

MAP:See Hyde Park on a map

NEAREST
STATION:
Hyde Park Corner
Marble Arch
Lancaster Gate
Knightsbridge




ABOUT: Hyde Park was London's first park and was given to London by King James I in the early seventeenth century. The land used to belong to Westminster Abbey but Henry VIII claimed the land in the sixteenth century and it became a Royal hunting ground. The wife of King George II was a keen gardener and it was her scheme to damn the river and create the artificial lake known as the Serpentine. The Serpentine is still used today as a popular boating lake.
Hyde Park was the venue for the Great Exhibition in 1852. A huge glass building known as the Crystal Palace was assembled for the exhibition between the Serpentine and the Prince of Wales Gate. The Crystal Palace was disassembled and moved to South London, the area is still known as Crystal Palace. A horse racing track known as ‘Rotten Row’ was created by William III and is still present in Hyde Park today.
During summer months Sunday concerts are held at the Bandstand and Hyde Park has been the venue for several large scale outdoor performances. Near Marble Arch on the North East corner of Hyde Park is Speakers Corner, a forum for free speech. Every morning the Household Cavalry ride through Hyde Park on the way from Hyde Park Barracks to Buckingham Palace.




Features:
Events


What's On

Sep
20
Sat
Mouth Cancer 10km Awareness Walk in Hyde Park
Time: 13:00-18:00
Admission: Free
Location: Hyde Park, London

Sep
21
Sun
Charity Run in Hyde Park 5K and 10K
Time: 10.00 - 12noon
Admission: £15 for standard entry including a t-shirt £20 for upgraded entry including a running vest
Location: Hyde Park, London

Sep
25
Thu
Waiters Race
Time: Professionals race: 16:00 Students race: 15:30
Admission: £10 per person
Location: Hyde Park, Westminster, London

Sep
26
Fri
Free Fitness Class across London Parks on National Fitness Day
Time: 07.30 & 09.00
Admission: Free
Location: Hyde Park, London

Sep
27
Sat
London Walkabout 2014 in Hyde Park
Time: 11:00 - 14:00
Admission: £10 for adults, £20 for children ages 2-16
Location: Bandstand, Hyde Park, London

Oct
12
Sun
Royal Parks Foundation Ultra
Time: 08:00 - 16:00
Admission: Free to watch
Location: Hyde Park to Bushy Park

Nov
2
Sun
London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
Time: Cars congregate from 6am and set off between 6:56am and 8:30am
Admission: Free to watch
Location: From Hyde Park to Madeira Drive in Brighton

Starts on
Nov
21
Fri
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Time: Monday - Sunday: 10am - 10pm daily (except 21st November – opens at 5pm and closed on 25th December)
Admission: Free admission. Skating, Magical Ice Kingdom, Giant Wheel and Zippos Circus tickets are available to purchase in advance
Location: Hyde Park, London




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