Speakers Corner, Hyde Park

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xxwishnonstarzz xxwishno…
33 reviews
Good for a laugh or an arguement Jun 09, 2008
Come here on Sunday to be thoroughly entertained or mentally stimulated, whichever you decide. In order to speak, there are rules about how far off the ground you must be, but there are lots of mini "discussions" (or arguements) going on all over the place. Topics range from freedom of speech, US foreign policy, religion and lots and lots of other things. Really, people can speak about whatever they feel like! Great way to spend a bit of time.
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cabotguardgirl cabotgua…
4 reviews
Jun 02, 2007
This had to be one of the most entertaining experiences of my visit. My teenage daughters loved it also! There was a bit of slamming of the US, but the day that we were there...it was all in fun. I heard quite a bit of jesting about the Queen and Prince Charles also. I read that this "speaking" at the park started in the 1800's. It is very interesting and well worth stopping by. But keep an open mind!!!
Speakers Corner 2005
sdbleve sdbleve
22 reviews
Feb 27, 2007
On one trip to London, I went for a nice walk in Hyde Park. I ended up at Speaker's Corner (it was a Sunday). It was an interesting experience. People litterly set up "soap boxes", got on them and started to speak about just about anything you could think of. A lot of it was slammming American policy or the American way of life (our freedom represents the greatest evil in the world I guess). I am a bit opinionated so it was hard to keep my comments to myself (but I was with somebody and I did not want to cause a scene). But it was a very interesting afternoon. But it was a beautiful day, and the walk thru Hyde Park was incredible. I hear there are groups that "skate" the park and the area around it. I think I am going to try that the next time I am there.

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