Hyde Park

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Hyde Park featuring a city, a pond and a garden

Once the private hunting grounds of a king, London's most famous park is today a place where everyone can enjoy gardens, monuments and music performances. 

Hyde Park is one of London’s largest and most well-known parks. The park connects with Kensington Gardens and the two combined cover 630 acres (253 hectares). Together they form the centrepiece of a network of parks known as “London’s Green Lung.” Once the private hunting grounds of King Henry VIII, today the park is filled with heritage sites, monuments and events to attend all year-round.

Stop by Speaker’s Corner to hear orators debate and discuss the issues of the day. This is the site where public executions used to take place. Saddle up for a guided horse ride along Rotten Row, where London’s upper class once gathered to see and be seen. Rent horses and book tours at the nearby stables.

From March through October, rent a rowboat and glide across the expansive Serpentine Lake, which separates Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. During warmer months, take a dip in the Serpentine’s special swimming area.

Explore the numerous memorials within the park. Of particular note are the Diana Memorial Fountain, the Holocaust Memorial and the 7 July Memorial. The park is also home to some whimsical statues such as Broom Broom, the Drinking Horse and a family of Jelly Babies.

Hyde Park offers something for all ages and interests. Take part in sports ranging from tennis to football or enjoy a relaxing drink and meal at one of the park’s restaurants and bars. Deck chairs and bicycles are available for rent and there is a free driving service offering park tours for those unable to walk. In summer, the park hosts a variety of concerts and festivals, while in winter the park features a Winter Wonderland of carnival rides, an ice rink and Christmas markets.

While Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens function as one unified park during daylight hours, Kensington Gardens closes at dusk and Hyde Park remains open until midnight. Centrally located, Hyde Park is close to five Tube stations and offers limited parking for a fee.

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Caesar Hotel
Caesar Hotel
4 out of 5
26-33 Queens Gardens, Hyde Park, London, England
The price is CA $120 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hyde Park, Natural History Museum, and Queen Mary's Gardens. Oxford Circus and National Gallery ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (831 reviews)
"Excellent hotel, brilliant staff who were all friendly and helpful. Fantastic breakfast, just absolutely beautiful place to stay and I will definitely be returning."

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2021

Caesar Hotel
Assembly House Hotel
Assembly House Hotel
3.5 out of 5
27 - 31 Charing Cross Road, London, England
The price is CA $158 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The British Museum, London Eye, and Big Ben. Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,309 reviews)
"The location is superb! The room was very clean and quaintly. However, sparse on amenities such as tv & direct phone to hotel - I guess they figured everyone has a phone so watch tv on it too! I would definitely recommend this hotel, very affordable and it gives you the basics: bed & bath 😁 what ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 25, 2021

Assembly House Hotel
Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.
Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.
4 out of 5
Wrights Lane, Kensington, London, England
The price is CA $152 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kensington Palace, Olympia Conference and Exhibition Centre, and Royal Albert Hall. Buckingham ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (871 reviews)
"Lack of man power ! Bathroom’s shower and water output is amazing"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2021

Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.
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Athena
Athena
3 out of 5
110/114 Sussex Gardens, Hyde Park, London, England
The price is CA $107 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
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Caesar Hotel
Caesar Hotel
4 out of 5
26-33 Queens Gardens, Hyde Park, London, England
The price is CA $120 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
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Assembly House Hotel
Assembly House Hotel
3.5 out of 5
27 - 31 Charing Cross Road, London, England
The price is CA $158 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Assembly House Hotel
Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.
Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.
4 out of 5
Wrights Lane, Kensington, London, England
The price is CA $152 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is CA $285 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge
Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge
4 out of 5
17 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London, England
The price is CA $221 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge
The Resident Kensington
The Resident Kensington
4 out of 5
25 Courtfield Gardens, London, England
The price is CA $164 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
The Resident Kensington
Hard Rock Hotel London
Hard Rock Hotel London
4.5 out of 5
Great Cumberland Pl, Marylebone, London, England
The price is CA $319 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
Hard Rock Hotel London
Corus Hyde Park Hotel
Corus Hyde Park Hotel
4 out of 5
1 Lancaster Gate, 1-7, London, England
The price is CA $153 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
Corus Hyde Park Hotel
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