London area of Hyde Park guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Hyde Park neighbourhood

Hyde Park is among the best city centre parks in the world, all the more awe-inspiring because it creates a virtually unbroken line of green space with Kensington Gardens, Green Park and St James's Park across the capital. Being slap-bang in the middle of town, it's surrounded by a vibrant collection of areas from plush Kensington on its south-western tip to the end of Oxford Street in the northeastern corner; with many luxury hotels dotted around the perimeter. Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical and historical terms one huge, merging expanse. Almost every kind of outdoor pursuit takes place within its 625 acres all year round. Horse-riding, rollerblading, swimming, boating, tennis, cycling, bowling and putting are just some of the formal activities catered for, while informal games of cricket, football, rugby and rounders regularly sprout up in the ‘Sports Field’ on the south side of the park. A number of famous London attractions are also housed within this central space. Hyde Park boasts Speaker's Corner and the Serpentine Lake, Lido and Gallery, while Kensington Palace, the Italian Gardens, Peter Pan statue, Albert Memorial and Diana Memorial Playground characterise Kensington Gardens. A full complement of events including free guided walks, concerts, workshops and entertainments complete the picture.

See our recommended nearby Hyde Park Hotels, Events, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Hyde Park Hotels

in or near Hyde Park
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
66 Knightsbridge, SW1X
Overlooking Hyde Park, the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge is a wonderfully appointed luxury hotel well known worldwide for its top quality accommodation. Award winning restaurants, a ... More
Bulgari Hotel & Residences
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
171 Knightsbridge, SW7
Following the same - very stylish - lines as the original Bulgari hotel in Milan, the 78-room London hotel is a luxury affair, complete with private ... More
Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living
London > Apartment > Apartment
Park Lane, W1K
The Grosvenor House Apartments provide central London accommodation that fuses together the luxury of an exclusive residence with the convenience and services of a five-star hotel. ... More

Hyde Park Events

in or near Hyde Park
London To Brighton Veteran Car Run
London > Events > Kids Events
Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2
Beautifully maintained and restored vehicles from a bygone era follow a 60-mile route.... More
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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
London > Events > Seasonal
Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2
Throughout late November and December a large area of Hyde Park near Hyde Park Corner is transformed into a Winter Wonderland, complete with fairground ... More
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Winter Wonderland Open Air Ice Rink
London > Events > Seasonal
Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2
Don your skates and glide around the glittering ice rink set within the hugely popular Hyde Park Winter Wonderland which seems to get bigger and ... More

Hyde Park Entertainment

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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, Hyde Park, London SW7
Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's ... More
Pizza on the Park
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
11 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X
Excellent, simple Italian cuisine, and a consistently high standard of jazz and cabaret acts. ... More
Odeon Marble Arch
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
10 Edgware Road, Bayswater, Hyde Park, London W2
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Hyde Park Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Hyde Park
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Serpentine Boating Lake
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
The Boat House, Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, London W2
Fed by a pure underground spring, and set in the heart of London's gorgeous Hyde Park, the Serpentine Boating Lake is one of the most pleasant ... More
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Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2
A year in the construction, this 3.6 million attraction opened in a blaze of farcical incompetence, as the architects discovered two shocking things: kids play in ... More
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Speakers' Corner
London > Attractions > Sights
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2
Not strictly classed "entertainment", this bastion of British free public speech and free assembly can prove one of the most absorbingly unique, theatrical activities the city ... More

Hyde Park Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Hyde Park
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Cutler and Gross
London > Shopping > Eyewear
16 Knightsbridge Green, Hyde Park, London SW1X
If you're feeling flush and flashy then Cutler & Gross in Knightsbridge is a very exclusive place to invest in eyewear. They stock a selection of ... More
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Harvey Nichols
London > Shopping > Department Stores
109-125 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X
The younger, more fashionable cousin of Harrods, 'Harvey Nicks' started out life in 1831 as a simple linen shop. With both department stores being located in ... More
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Anya Hindmarch
London > Shopping > Bags and Accessories
Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X
Beautifully designed fashionable bags from dainty evening concoctions to nylon modernism, all made with a loving touch. A small range of shoes from Hindmarch are available, ... More

Hyde Park Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Hyde Park London?
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Serpentine Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2
Formerly the Dell Cafe, the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen on the eastern edge of the Serpentine in Hyde Park has been given a facelift and is ... More
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The Lido Cafe Bar
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South side of The Serpentine, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2
On the south side of the Serpentine, near the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, The Lido Cafe Bar is entirely civilised and, as the restaurant ... More
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Mari Vanna
London > Restaurants > Russian restaurants
116 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X
Following the success of sister restaurants in St Petersburg, Moscow and New York, upmarket Russian restaurant Mari Vanna opened in London in December 2011. Dmitry Sergeyev ... More

Hyde Park Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Hyde Park.
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Victoria
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10a Strathearn Place, Hyde Park, London W2
High up on a wall, behind the counter of this opulent, smart Victorian pub is a clock dated 1864. A framed copy of the Sun newspaper ... More
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The Pantechnicon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
10 Motcomb Street, Hyde Park, London SW1X
From the people who brought us The Thomas Cubitt gastropub comes this Motcomb Street venture with a ground floor bar and two ... More
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Punch Bowl
London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, Hyde Park, London W1J
Famous for its famous owner, the Punch Bowl became a celebrity hang-out when Guy Ritchie split up with Madonna. The director of 'Lock, Stock & Two ... More

Hyde Park Nightlife

Hyde Park clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Blue Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Hyde Park, London SW1X
Having a cocktail in the Blue Bar is akin to sipping on gin and tonic in a very posh - and possibly eccentric - grand dame's ... More
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The Met Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Metropolitan Hotel, 19 Old Park Lane, Hyde Park, London W1K
The Met Bar was synonymous with celebrities in the nineties - Kate Moss and her clan were among the A-list regulars - and it still gets ... More
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The Coburg Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Connaught Hotel, Hyde Park, London W1K
Beyond the doormen in top hats and white gloves outside The Connaught hotel there are two outstanding bars, the second of which is the swish Coburg ... More

Hyde Park Leisure

Hyde Park gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Hyde Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical terms one huge, merging expanse. The 'split' dates back to 1728 when Queen Caroline, ... More
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Pensioners' Playground
London > Leisure > Activities
Hyde Park Pavilion Tennis and Bowls Centre, Hyde Park, London W2
It's not just kids who get a playground all to themselves. The over-60s can enjoy their own dedicated space in Hyde Park where London's first ever ... More
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The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X
The vitality plunge pool, amethyst crystal steam room and zen colour therapy relaxation area are all part of the experience at The Spa at the Mandarin ... More

Hyde Park Education

in or near Hyde Park
Accademia Club
London > Education > Arts and Drama
59 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X
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SKOLA International Community School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
12 Porchester Place, Marble Arch, Hyde Park, London W2
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Hyde Park Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Hyde Park.
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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X
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The Dorchester Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
54 Park Lane, Hyde Park, London W1K
One of the most famous hotels in England, The Dorchester is a stunning Art Deco curve, overlooking the expanses of the Royal Parks. This is the ... More
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The Lanesborough a St. Regis Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hyde Park Corner, Westminster, Hyde Park, London SW1X
Capturing the style of an exquisite early 19th-century residence, this esteemed establishment is wonderfully elegant and upmarket. Offering an exclusive personalised service, every guest is ... More
 
 
 
 
 
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