Hyde Park England

Hyde Park London

Hyde Park England is one of the many royal parks of London, covering more than 360 acres. During the reign of King Henry VIII, it was called as deer park and races were held there in 17th century.

Hyde Park lake

According to the history, King Henry VIII confiscated Hyde Park from the monks of Westminster Abbey in 1536 and later King Charles I opened the Park for Public in 1637.

Queen Caroline constructed a large artificial lake, Serpentine, in 1730 extending to the nearby Kensington Gardens, where it is called Long Water.

In the 19th century, Hyde Park London became a very popular place for meetings. Today it is one of the largest parks in Central London and is famous for its Speakers' Corner. Also many famous Rock concerts are held here. Hyde Park is also a popular film location.

Other notable places to see there are Marble Arch at the north-east corner,Wellington Arch at the south-east corner which connects with Green Park, a beautiful Rose Garden, Diana Memorial Fountain at the south-west of Serpentine, which is a  circular fountain consisting of 545 pieces of Cornish granite, Rotten Row at the south end, which is a famous bridle path, which is now used for horse  riding, cycling, roller blading and jogging. London's Holocaust Memorial is another place to see there at the east of the Serpentine, just beyond the dam, The Lanesborough, one of the grandest hotels of London is just opposite to the Park.

Diana Memorial Fountain

Facilities in the Park include cafes, restaurants, children's playground , children can learn nature and wildlife, facilities for disabled people etc.

Hotels near Hyde Park

Lancaster Hotel LondonThe Montcalm HotelThe Cumberland Hotel Millennium Mayfair Hotel

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