Once used as the hunting ground for Henry VIII is now a peaceful Royal park of London. This Park has gone through many historical events like against war protest, revolution, grand parades and then a rock concert ground. Hyde Park has many facets. It's ideal for playing golf, jogging, cycling or just spending some time in tranquility. The Speaker's Corner added another dimension to this ground. A beautiful Serpentine Lake divides the park. Just swim or enjoy boating there to unwind. There is a waterside café, from which you can enjoy the lush green view of the Park. On Sunny days people visit the park for horse-riding and playing tennis as well. The park is full of beautiful statues, fountains and memorials like the Diana Fountain, Serenity, & July Memorial, The Statue of the Trojan Hero Achilles, Hudson Memorial, The Huntress Fountain, Animals in War Memorial and many more. Those are beautifully built, enhancing the beauty of the park. In the South-East corner of Hyde Park, there is a beautiful Rose Garden. The best time to see the Roses is early summer. The Rose plants were planted in a unique design. There is a grand pergola in the Rose Garden. The fountain statue Diana the Huntress and The Boy and Dolphin is also in the Rose Garden area.
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1. Rose Garden
During the plantation of the rose saplings, a special design was followed. To add another dimension herbaceous was also planted. The garden looks beautiful in early summer with full bloomed roses. The majestic fountains made this garden more picturesque.
The excellent maintenance and the eco-system of the park attract many different species and become their home. Lovely butterflies or bees around the full-bloomed flowers are a common sight here. Water-loving Geese, Black Swan or the singing birds like Robin, Dunnocks live here and enhance the beauty of this park.
3. Serpentine Lake
Watch lovely birds soak into the water of Serpentine Lake, you can spend your time as per your wish. You can join the Serpentine Swimmer's Club. Boating or Rowing is also allowed in this lake.
4. Kenningston Garden and Palace
Queen Victoria was born in this palace, and the last king who resided here was George II. People are allowed inside the State Apartments to see the Coronation Robs and Royal Portraits. Once upon a time, the palace garden was private, but then it was opened for all. There is an Orangery or a tea-spot beside the Garden.
Hyde Park's lush green territory is ideal for playing golf, tennis and horse riding. You can join the Serpentine swimming club as well. If you are not into any sports, then you can rent a bike and enjoy the greenery on a Sunny Day. You can join the Horseback riding course as well.
How to Get Tickets?
You don't need to purchase any tickets, the entry is free for all.
How To Get Around?
You can jog around or rent a cycle and enjoy cycling. In Serpentine Lake, you can do rowing as well.
What Should I Wear?
Best Time to Visit
You can visit this place any time. This park's beauty changes with the season. Sunny days can be well spent in Hyde Park. It opens at 5 am and closes at 11:59 pm.
Will I Need a Guide?
If you are interested in the history of the park, the memorials, palace or Speaker's Corner then you can hire a guide.
How To Get There?
You can reach the park by Car. There is a parking area. But tube trains and Buses are also available.
Try to avail of public transport as the parking area is not very big.