Hyde Park is one of the largest and most famous parks in London. Hyde Park is connected to Kensington Gardens which is located west of Hyde Park.
Serpentine Lake, an elongated lake, is located in the middle of Hyde Park. Here you can swim in the summer and sail with boats (which can be rented). Hyde Park is a wonderful place to relax from the bustle of the city.
The Serpentine Road runs along the lake, which is used for walking, cycling and skaters. Hyde Park is also home to large playing fields that are regularly used for pop concerts and sporting events.
South of Serpentine Lake is the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, a memorial to the late Princess of Wales. From here it is a short walk to the Albert Memorial, a beautiful monument in honor of King Albert in 1861. The Royal Albert Hall, the world-famous concert hall, can also be seen from here.
Marble Arch and Speakers Corner
Marble Arch is located in the northeast of Hyde Park. this monument was designed in 1828 by John Nash as the gateway to Buckingham Palace. It was later moved to Hyde Park. Marble Arch was inspired by the Arch of Constantine in Rome and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Near Marble Arch is Speakers Corner. Here, speakers can publicly express their views on politics, culture and religion. There are 2 topics forbidden: the royal family and overthrowing the government.
how do you get there?
Underground stations Marble Arch (north of the park), Knightsbridge (south of the park), Notting Hill Gate (west of the park)