Hyde Park

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Hyde Park London Reviews

Bojasem Bojasem
216 reviews
famous but not beautiful Sep 24, 2013
Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in central London, and one of the Royal Parks of London, famous for its Speakers' Corner for people who speak & argue.The park was the site of the Great Exhibition of 1851, for which the Crystal Palace was designed by Joseph Paxton. The park has become a traditional location for mass demonstrations

It big park it nice but not beautiful or amazing like central park or princess garden or Tiergarten , I think this garden need multicolor flowers , more tress & full the naked area by grass or flowers . when i walk in Hyde park i fell uncomfortable especially marble arch for speaks area i

fell negative energy in spite of i like lake area it cool especially with ducks,pigeon & goose.

They hire boat , i like drink & eat in this area.

Also the bridge nice i love the flower & the grass in the bridge.

you can also rent a horse for jogging .

i do not like this park.
me close the lake
lake view
flowers close to the bridge
strange tree
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mezi mezi
16 reviews
Hyde Park Jul 17, 2012
Hyde Park is a nice place to chill out with friends. Great on summer days for a picnic, kick around of a football, throwing of a frisbee, and having a go on the pedal boats on the Serpentine.

During winter, Hyde Park is host to "Winter Wonderland".


It has a nice atmosphere in the evening with all the lights and has an older crowd compared to the day time. The rides are rather expensive (in the range of between £3-6 for most I think, and you have to buy tokens for these at token booths around the place), and so going to an amusement park such as Thorpe Park can be more advisable if that's what you have primarily gone for, though these are fair ground rides and Thorpe Park has more roller-coasters etc. They also have an ice rink, circus, Christmas market and lots of food stalls.

If you are in Hyde Park and see people dressed in army uniform shouting at a group of other people...it is most likely the British Military Fitness organisation. They provide fitness training sessions outdoors, and Hyde Park is one of their venues - don't be alarmed!


After shopping on Oxford Street, go and relax in Hyde Park :)
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bhush2006 says:
Nicely written.
Posted on: Jul 17, 2012
sarahelaine sarahela…
651 reviews
Hyde Park May 04, 2011
Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in central London.  It has several small lakes, a modern art gallery, a lido (outdoor pool), flower walks and beautiful trees.  It is also very popular with joggers and people with dogs.  

Its southern boundary is Kensington, and the Royal Albert Hall.  It lies to the immediate West of Oxford Street, and below Notting Hill.  This makes it a central location for looking for a bit of relaxation after a hard day’s shopping or visiting a museum.  Travellers who are worried about their health can jog, swim, or rent a Boris Bike (now open to tourists- public hire bikes named after the mayor) and ride around the park.  Those of you who aren’t interested can grab a picnic and watch other people swim, jog and cycle, which is arguably more amusing.  

The flower walks are beautiful.  

Regular readers of my reviews will be waiting for my ill-informed witterings about art.  I haven’t been to the Serpentine gallery yet, but there is plenty to see in the gardens.  There is the famous statue of Peter Pan (unimpressive), the Diana memorial Fountain, and some lovelier, less known statues like the bird on the Serpentine lake and the two small bears hugging near the fountains at Lancaster Gate.  I’m also fond of the giant jelly babies at Marble Arch.  There are occasional special exhibitions in Kensington Gardens, including a recent Anish Kapoor display.

This is a lovely place.
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Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
Royal, calm Mar 16, 2011
Hyde Park has been around for quite some time and is perhaps the best royal park in London. Initially serving as the hunting grounds for Henry VIII in Tudor England, the grounds have been tweaked and adapted by subsequent royals. The park is most famous for serving as the grounds for the Great Exhibition in 1851 and for the Speakers' Corner area. More recently, the Memorial Fountain dedicated to Diana Princess of Wales has become another prominent feature.

I just love the acres of green that are in central London. Hyde Park is an inch away from the busy environment of London, but serves as a great place to relax and escape the noise. The Serpentine Lake dominates the area, and is a great place to stroll. I admire how the park serves as a great site for wildlife too - you see many birds, including Herons there.

This is a great park to visit in London and you'd be mad to miss it!
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dqfn1 dqfn1
74 reviews
A huge park in the city Oct 16, 2009
When you're in London and you need some time off, to recharge your energy for all the museums, shops, subway rides and more... take your time in Hyde Park.

Hyde Park is quite famous, not just only for the Speakers Corner (on Sundays only), but also because of the Albert Memorial.

I've been through this park at least three times... twice on the Friday and at least one more time because of a short d-tour.

The park is quite big, so just a walk around the park will take you severall hours. Near the park are severall museums (Victoria and Albert, Natural History Museum and more), nice restaurants and severall subway stops. I've written about a few of them allready.

Hyde Park is a landscape park, so not all natural.
Albert Memorial, this is the tower…
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stevenguyen stevengu…
81 reviews
Sep 02, 2006
I remember the last time I visited London, there was so much to do... but so little time!

If you must find a place to chill away from all those big tourist attractions, you gotta go see Hyde Park. It's London's most famous park, and it's an awesome place to just catch a break. I wish I could say more, but it was two years ago... and I hardly remember the details anymore. Make sure to visit all of the obvious sites though, because there's way too much to see in London that I couldn't even visit the places I wanted!

There's a lot of markets and places to eat around Harrod's, but that's the most obvious place you should visit.
sdbleve says:
If you are near Hyde Park on a Sunday, make sure to check out Speakers Corner. Very interesting to observe everybody spouting off their opinions.
Posted on: Nov 19, 2006

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