Hyde Park

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Hyde Park which includes a garden, a city and a pond

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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Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.
Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.
4 out of 5
Wrights Lane, Kensington, London, England
The price is NZ$203 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
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 ...
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"it was close to the high street but not too noisy. It was convenient for the tube and overall in a very good place."

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Caesar Hotel
Caesar Hotel
4 out of 5
26-33 Queens Gardens, Hyde Park, London, England
The price is NZ$240 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
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 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (868 reviews)
"Very clean hotel. Very happy and helpful staff"

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Caesar Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
4 out of 5
100 Cromwell Road, London, England
The price is NZ$271 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Located in London City Centre, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Natural History Museum and Royal Albert Hall. Hyde ...
4.4/5Excellent! (873 reviews)
"The staff here were super helpful, couldn’t do enough for you. We were able to check in slightly early (a godsend for a pregnant woman who had been on her feet all day). The room was really clean and comfortable and we had a lovely view of the garden. My only comment is that when we had a drink in ..."

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
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Athena
Athena
3 out of 5
110/114 Sussex Gardens, Hyde Park, London, England
The price is NZ$132 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
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Caesar Hotel
Caesar Hotel
4 out of 5
26-33 Queens Gardens, Hyde Park, London, England
The price is NZ$240 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
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DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
4 out of 5
100 Cromwell Road, London, England
The price is NZ$271 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.
Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.
4 out of 5
Wrights Lane, Kensington, London, England
The price is NZ$203 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.
Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge
Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge
4 out of 5
17 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London, England
The price is NZ$266 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge
Zedwell Piccadilly
Zedwell Piccadilly
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England
The price is NZ$184 per night from 23 Sep. to 23 Sep.
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Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is NZ$329 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Hard Rock Hotel London
Hard Rock Hotel London
4.5 out of 5
Great Cumberland Pl, Marylebone, London, England
The price is NZ$294 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
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The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, Mayfair London
The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, Mayfair London
5 out of 5
Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, England
The price is NZ$552 per night from 11 Oct. to 11 Oct.
The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, Mayfair London
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