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, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Hyde Park Hotels

in or near Hyde Park
Corus Hyde Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
1-7 Lancaster Gate, W2
The glorious expanses of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens form the backdrop for this tastefully decorated, modern, comfortable hotel. Located just down the road from Paddington ... More
Athenaeum Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
116 Piccadilly, W1J
Situated opposite Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace, and just down the road from national museums and galleries, The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences is an independent, award-winning ... More
Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
35 Charles Street, W1J
Typically for this aristocratic part of town, a discreet entrance leads to a thoroughly luxurious interior. Muted colours and marble floors give the sense of an ... More

Hyde Park Entertainment

in or near Hyde Park
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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Dorchester Bar
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
54 Park Lane, Hyde Park, London W1K
Dining accompanied by live jazz and soul music. ... More

Hyde Park Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Hyde Park
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
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
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
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
Luxury Living
London > Shopping > House and Garden
20 Brompton Road, Hyde Park, London SW1X
Luxury Living is just what you get at this Brompton Road store where furniture and home furnishings by Bentley and Trussardi are beautifully presented against a ... More
London > Shopping > Clothing
Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X
Clothing ... More

Hyde Park Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Hyde Park London?
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
The Red Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
86-90 Park Lane, Marble Arch, Hyde Park, London W1K
With its vibrant red interior, the Red Bar at Grosvenor House Hotel is a distinctive destination and has become one of Mayfair's most iconic destinations. Open ... More
Bourbon Bar at JW Steakhouse
London > Nightlife > Bars
86-90 Park Lane, Hyde Park, London W1K
Part of the JW Steakhouse at the Grosvenor House Hotel, the Bourbon Bar has the largest and most varied selection of bourbons in London. Guests can ... More
Harvey Nichols, Fifth Floor Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Harvey Nichols, Hyde Park, London SW1X
The Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Bar is a London institution, a place to have a ... More

Hyde Park Leisure

Hyde Park gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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
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
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 ... More

Hyde Park Education

in or near Hyde Park
The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
Accademia Club
London > Education > Arts and Drama
59 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X
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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.
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
The Lanesborough London
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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