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Visiting Hyde Park
If you're planning a trip, choose a hotel near Hyde Park to enjoy the best of Central London. The park has extensive paths for walks or runs and a vast lake, providing a peaceful escape from the bustle of the city. When you're ready to dive back in, find the best of Paddington,Mayfair andBelgravia surrounding the green space. Four underground stations on its doorstep mean getting to Hyde is easy, no matter whereabouts in London you're based.
Hyde Park is free to visit, making it one of the best free things to do in London!
Where is Hyde Park in London?
Hyde Park is in Westminster, in Central London. It covers over 340 hectares, and is surrounded by Paddington on its north side, Mayfair to the east, Belgravia south and Kensington Gardens to its west. The gates open daily from 05:00 to midnight, so you can visit at whatever time suits you best.
How to see it
See Hyde Park on foot or by bike if you want to cover more ground. Walking the gravel paths is one of the best ways to soak up this pocket of London. The park's perimeter is just under five kilometers; enjoy a leisurely lap in less than an hour. Or hire an e-bike from one of the many docks surrounding the park and fly around the clearly-marked cycle paths.
To explore more of Hyde Park, set aside a couple of hours to tick off all the best things to see.
The top 5 things to do in Hyde Park
Hyde Park has several unique attractions nestled among its trees. On sunny days, locals and visitors flock to the beautiful green space to walk, sunbathe and picnic in the park.
1. Boating on the Serpentine Lake
One of the top things to do in Hyde Park! Hire a boat from the shore and hit the lake; pedalos and rowboats are available for 30 or 60 minutes. Boating is a perfect way to soak up the park atmosphere from a unique perspective.
2. Wild swimming in the Serpentine Lido
The Serpentine Lido is a famous spot for swimming in Central London. This sectioned-off part of the lake is open for public swimming on weekends from mid-May and every day from June to mid-September. Grab your costume and take the plunge!
3. See Speakers' Corner
Speakers' Corner is one of Hyde Park's landmarks, located at its northeast edge. Since the 1872 Parks Regulation Act, Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and George Orwell have exercised their right to free speech at Speakers' Corner.
Today, public speakers take to the stand every Sunday morning to give speeches and host discussions on various topics. A kiosk serves drinks and snacks, which is ideal if you plan to hang around.
4. Find Hyde Park memorials, fountains and statues
Hyde is home to 19 unique memorials, fountains and statues. Make a beeline for its most famous – like the Diana Memorial Fountain, Statue of Achillies or Apsley Gate – or wander around and see what you stumble across.
5. Visit Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park
Since the first event in 2007, Hyde Park has added another to its rotation of famous events. Winter Wonderland is London's number-one destination for festive fun.
From mid-November until the New Year, part of the park transforms into a merry destination for rides and activities. Plus, bags of festive food, drinks and entertainment. Find a cosy hotel near Winter Wonderland to make your Christmas trip to Hyde Park even more special.
More things to do nearby
If Hyde isn't enough for you, explore connecting Kensington Gardens and visit Kensington Palace. Or mooch across to Green Park and St James's, stopping by Buckingham Palace along the way. Hyde Park is also close to South Kensington, where you can famously find the Natural History Museum and the V&A. For a spot of shopping and many of London's best restaurants and bars, exit the park's east side and get lost in Mayfair.