Speakers' Corner  

 
 
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Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 2UH
 
 
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Speakers' CornerNot 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 has to offer. Located on the corner of Park Lane and Cumberland Gate, opposite Marble Arch tube, Speakers' Corner is the spiritual home of the British democratic tradition of soapbox oratory. Every Sunday since the right of free assembly was recognised in 1872 in the Royal Parks and Garden's Act, people from all walks of life have gathered to listen to speeches about anything and everything... and to heckle. From Socialism to Sunday trading, sausages to space invaders, the opinions aired here are varied and fascinating. While Karl Marx, Lenin, George Orwell, and William Morris have all used this spot to express their ideals and beliefs, your average speaker isn't quite as high profile. The coherence of the speakers also varies greatly, but as a whole it makes for great street theatre. Come and watch, come and heckle, or, if you have a burning desire to share your opinions with the world, come and spout - take something to stand on and start pontificating. Although Sunday morning is the best time to visit, speakers can now be found on the corner throughout the week.

Best for: Marxism, Socialism, Capitalism, public protestations and pontifications, rants and ramblings.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Marble Arch Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Bond Street Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Marylebone Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Paddington Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Marble Arch Car Parks
 
3 minutes walk
 
Mayfair Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Amba Hotel Marble Arch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £120  21% off
Bryanston Street, W1H | 3 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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The Cumberland Hotel - a Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  42% off
Great Cumberland Place, W1H | 3 minutes from Speakers' Corner
The cutting edge design of this modern central London hotel boasts a striking first impression. Its grand, spacious lobby has been beautifully filled with contemporary art ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £149  27% off
28-30 Seymour St, W1H | 4 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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5 Marble Arch, Bayswater, London W1H | 2 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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23 New Quebec Street, Marylebone, London W1H | 4 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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The Cumberland Hotel, Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone, London W1H7AL | 2 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Notch
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535 Oxford Street, W1C | 2 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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86-90 Park Lane, Marble Arch, Hyde Park, London W1K | 3 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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