Hyde Park, with its 350 acres of natural beauty, is the largest of four Royal Parks in the City of Westminster. A favorite amongst locals, no matter what the season, this park is a must visit during your trip to London. Whether you visit the park for just an afternoon or spend the entire day, you’ll be taking home some amazing memories. Wondering what is there to see and do in this gorgeous park that’s located in the heart of London? Here’s how to best experience it:
- Getting to Hyde Park
If you stay in one of the numerous hotels in Queensway then you can quite easily get to the park by taking a short walk. However, if you’re slightly further away then riding the tube is your best bet. Hyde Park is well serviced by a number of tube stations that have exits within a few steps of the park. There’s Hyde Park Corner on Piccadilly Line, Lancaster Gate & Marble Arch on Central Line and Bayswater on Circle & District Lines. Paddington Station on Bakerloo Line is also just a short walk away.
- Enjoy a Romantic Date
Looking for a romantic date idea but on a tight budget? Hyde Park is your answer! The versatility of Hyde Park is what makes it truly beautiful. Parks are generally associated with kids and families but this gorgeous Royal Park has lots of offerings for a lovely date. Take a romantic stroll through the Rose Garden to soak in the beautiful scents of roses mixed with herbaceous planting, and use the peace & quiet to have a deep conversation with your partner.
Lovers of water can also rent a boat and get sailing on the Serpentine! Feeling more adventures, perhaps instead of sailing the waters, you’d like to take a dip? A swimming date is an absolute possibility from May to early September!
- Gear up for Family Fun Day
A day spent at Hyde Park really can easily be the best outing with family! For sports enthusiasts in the family there’s football pitches, horse riding, tennis & sports hub, boating and swimming. For the kiddos, there are large green spaces for games on the go as well as a children’s playground.
The LookOut – a unique, eco-friendly building nestled in an acre of enclosed grounds in the heart of the park features purpose built gardens and indoor spaces where you can take part in family and wellbeing activities. You can also hire The LookOut for private events!!
Hyde Park is also a great venue to explore the wildlife with your kids!
- Keep an Eye Out for Events
Hyde Park is a popular venue for events – from high profile music concerts to public speaking corners. From seasonal events (Winter Wonderland!) to local community events. Always make a point of checking out the official website to see what’s going on at Hyde Park!
- Stay Close to Hyde Park
For those who simply can’t get enough of Hyde Park, staying close by is probably a good idea so you can keep coming back. Hotels near Hyde Park are aplenty and there’s something for every budget and need. Central Park Collection has 4 boutique properties that are all within walking or a short tube ride away from Hyde Park. Royal Eagle Hotel and Prince William Hotel are the closest to the park, at a quick 10 minute walking distance.