Fancy riding a horse right by the Serpentine Lake? The stables at Hyde Park welcome everyone, even keen riders with next to no experience as well as children. A five mile area is available for horse riding within the park, as well as two arenas for show jumping. Riding lessons are also available at all levels. Fact: the track used for horse riding is called Rotten Row, from the French “Route de Roi” or King’s Road, and not as some sources claim because there were rows of rat-infested houses on the site once upon a time.