Hyde Park
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
Once the hunting ground for Henry VIII, this large royal park is best known for its famous Speakers' Corner, where people speak their minds, Rotton Row, a famous horse-riding area and Serpentine Lake, home to waterfowl and oarsmen.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Kensington and Hyde Park
How to get there
  • Marble Arch • 10 min walk
  • Knightsbridge • 10 min walk
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  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, California4,171 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge Open Space
    I walked from the Marble Arch through to Serpentine Lake. The northern part is mostly dry grass and unattractive, though it gets better the closer you get to the lake. The place is huge and spread out, so anyone can have quite a bit of privacy wherever you end up. There are chair rentals throughout the park, and the day we visited, many people were taking advantage of the fine weather. There is ongoing construction of some sort going on, so keep to the area around the lake which is more appealing.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 June 2023
  • Ben White
    Northampton, United Kingdom2,943 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    ‘It’s a beautiful big green space in the heart of London and it’s next to Green Park which houses Buckingham Palace.’
    We visited for the British Summer Time Festival to see P!nk. Walking up tho the park it was bombilating with anticipation and excitement. The event was well manned with signposts showing you which direction to go to. They still left a lot of the park available for tourists and locals to take a leisurely stroll. It’s a beautiful big green space in the heart of London and it’s next to Green Park which houses Buckingham Palace. It’s the perfect place for serenity and to escape the hustle and bustle of the capital city. It’s also an excellent spot for a picnic or having drinks with friends, that’s if the weather is good! Overall, a large park in the centre of London with a lot of the popular sites within walking distance.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 June 2023
  • NICHOLAS T
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates9,038 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning park
    This is a stunning large park right in the heart of London, near Knightsbridge, Buckingham Palace and more of the top sights. There is a huge amount of green space in the park, together with the serpentine lake - where you can row, swim or pedalo - lots of cafes, a significant bird population, lots of statues and more. Free to enter and simply fantastic.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 July 2023
  • vmu2
    Scarborough, Canada15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The parks of London are it's real treasure
    I never tire of Hyde Park. It's a must do every time I visit and I always try to stay nearby every time I visit so I can get as much of it as I can. It's central so I can easily manage a lovely long or short walk through it in the morning or evening as I come and go through the day. First things first - it's free to enter. It's clean and well maintained. You can rent bikes and there are public restrooms. It's expansive and peaceful and alive with people enjoying themselves but it never seems crowded. A great place to picnic or people watch The Lady Diana Fountain is well worth a look. It's essentially a living piece of art the way people interact and frolic in it.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Daniel Eric Matthews
    London, United Kingdom104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hyde Park Pleasure
    Short and simple. One of the very best places to visit in London. Hyde Park has so much to offer and it perfect for nice walks, great sights and this is a must see part of London. I love this place and visit all the time.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 20 July 2023
  • VJ
    Kokkola, Finland56 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big park
    Explored the park in two different occasions. It rained both of the times. Remember to bring a good rain coat or an umbrella at least if you expect rain. Swans and greylag geese occupied the lake in the middle.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 July 2023
  • David P
    Phoenix, Arizona216 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Day Well Worth Spending
    We thought of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are place and experience. Although we visited in late July, the Park and Gardens were beautiful and very relaxing. We were surprised that our time wasn't crowded, and it is not at all commercial, except for a few restaurants and boat rentals. Find a day or half-day where you can just meander both the Park and the Gardens.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Mahir J
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The park
    It is a wonderful place to visit. It's good for both solo and families. You can see the ducks swimming in the pool and you can ride a paddling boat. It's a little bit crowded but it is a good place to visit with public transportation nearby.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Omar
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia683 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Joyful Escape into Nature's Playground
    Hyde Park in London is a gem that offers a peaceful break and a chance to connect with nature. Feeding the ducks on the lake was a delightful experience that added to the park's charm. Whether you're seeking a relaxing stroll, a serene picnic spot, or a place to enjoy outdoor activities, Hyde Park is a must-visit destination that will leave you with beautiful memories.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 August 2023
  • FamOfFourYYZ
    Toronto, Canada366 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tourist advice: peaceful if you want to take a break from the busy city.
    Grabbed some croissants and hot drinks and walked around Hyde Park. It's a great park to get away from the hustle and bustle of a busy city. It reminds me of a golf course because it is made up primarily of large, flat, manicured lawns. No doubt it would be good for concerts, walking your dogs, biking and running for locals. I personally thought it could use more flower gardens and artistic structures to make it more interesting.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 September 2023
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jabberwockies
Mandeville, LA464 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Big urban park with a lot of paths, people having picnics, runners, etc. Very similar to Central Park, NY. You wouldn't expect a large park like this in a major international city to be able to take you "out of the city" within a couple hundred yards, but it does.
Written 11 June 2024
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Joshane615
Australia570 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Gorgeous gardens. You can hire bikes to ride around the park if you wish. We had an absolutely beautiful day when we were there and thoroughly enjoyed it. Absolutely recommend!
Written 4 June 2024
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Debbie A
Boston, MA159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This is a very large park in central London packed with lots of space to do things and to discover. There is Serpentine Lake, Round lake, Lido beach, Italian Gardens winding paths with loads of plants and wildlife including the small bright green parakeets that are descendants of those accidently released by Jimmy Hendrix. The Diana Memorial Fountain is in the southwest corner of Hyde Park just south of the Serpentine Lake. I must say, given the name, I expected a fountain, but if fact it is more like a constantly flowing stream with a tiny waterfall. It is said to have been designed as such to express Diana's inclusive personality and love of children. During our visit it was a happy hub of activity for families with small children. During our walk, near the Italian Gardens we happened upon an old Rolls Royce 'limousine' that was converted into an ice cream truck, so unique. This park is over 350 acres so there is a lot of space which takes a lot of time walk through and around but it is very much a pleasurable place.
Written 4 June 2024
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Rupinder Kaur
Edmonton, Canada272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Great park if you have littles or want to go for a walk. Very family friendly, our little one enjoyed the swans and ducks. Very lush and green!
Written 2 June 2024
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JSSAmber
Cambridge, UK628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Enormous, quiet, well-kept, spacious, with little hidden nooks all over the place and no litter. Really a lovely place that speaks well of London that the city maintains it. Not really enough benches for all the people who would like to sit in the sun, but if you're happy on the grass, you'll be golden.
Written 26 May 2024
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Steve
London, UK931 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
There is something for everyone here and probably too much to take in, in one visit. We walked through and enjoyed the autumnal colours
Written 25 May 2024
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WorldGlutton
London, UK23,217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We walk along Serpentine Lake, which has a huge green beautifully manned landscape. Hyde Park is free to enter, do wear comfortable shoes for lots of walking.

There are signboards to show which direction to go, as well as warning notice boards for visitors not to feed the birds. The Park & Gardens are very relaxing, plenty to do. There is pedalo boat for rental. One can also do horse riding, take their dog for a walk in the park, have food in some restaurants, or browse through the souvenir shop with friendly staff, which we did.

Along the way, we see some swans, greylag geese, green head mallard duck happily waddling around in the lake while many are on grounds looking for food. A Heron is quietly resting across the lake.

With Seagulls calling, magpie chirping and the squirrels screeching, beautiful gardens with trees and flowering plants, admist a comfortable environment .
Hyde Park is not only a botanist haven but an excellent spot for picnic or maybe having drinks with families/friends !!!

Highly recommended. !!!!!
Written 16 May 2024
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James S
Glasgow, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Beautiful park, absolutely huge. Weather was ok but it's still a great place when the sun isn't shining. Spent all morning there, kids loved it
Written 15 May 2024
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK5,795 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Large park that took us 30 minutes of steady walking to get from one side to the other. Lots of open green space with many trees and a large lake. Plenty of deck chairs that can be used for free and some nice monuments to see.
Written 11 May 2024
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Jim G
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
If the sun is out. You absolutely have to go. Bring some tea and scones. Take in the view and hang out with the locals. If it is the first time the sun comes out in the year you willl see a lot of white pasty people trying to get a tan.
Written 6 May 2024
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