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, Sights and Attractions, Restaurants, Pubs, Leisure, and Education.

Hyde Park Hotels

in or near Hyde Park
The Park Tower Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel, London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
101 Knightsbridge, SW1X
As the name suggests, this hotel is a tower block and with that you get a great view over Hyde Park from the upper floors. On ... More
Amba Hotel Marble Arch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Bryanston Street, W1H
One of the few hotels overlooking Oxford Street, the new Amba Hotel Marble Arch is just steps away from Hyde Park and the West End, making ... More
The Levin Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
22-24 Basil Street, SW3
Occupying the perfect location in Knightsbridge - just a few yards from Harrods and Sloane Street - The Levin Hotel is the younger, more contemporary sister ... More

Hyde Park Events

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Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park
London > Events > Concerts
Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2
British Summer Time Hyde Park is back for a fourth year in 2016 with another impressive line-up. This year will see Florence & the Machine, Kendrick ... More
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BBC Proms in the Park
London > Events > Concerts
Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2
Held on the same night as the Last Night of the Proms, Proms in the Park is Britain's largest classical music event and offers a rousing ... More
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Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park
London > Events > Concerts
Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2
The last of the big outdoor concerts played at Hyde Park, BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Parkshowcases the kind of music you'd expect to find ... More

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

Hyde Park Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Hyde Park London?
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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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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
The Dell
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
East of the Serpentine, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2
Idyllically located in sprawling Hyde Park, perched on the edge of the Serpentine River, The Dell offers extremely pleasant park-side dining. Tables inside and out and ... 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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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
Paxton's Head
London > Nightlife > Pubs
153 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X
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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
Hyde Park Bowls
London > Leisure > Games
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2
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Hyde Park Education

in or near Hyde Park
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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
 
 
 
 
 
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