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 £137  23% off
Bryanston Street, W1H | 3 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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 Cumberland Hotel - a Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £102  22% 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 £152  24% off
28-30 Seymour St, W1H | 4 minutes from Speakers' Corner
The 6 storey 24 bedroom Georgian townhouse hotel has interiors by Russell Sage Studios, a spectacular suite on the top floor and a destination cocktail bar. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Marble Arch
London > Attractions > Sights
Oxford Street, Hyde Park, London W1C | 1 minute from Speakers' Corner
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Michael Werner Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
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63-79 Seymour Street, Bayswater, London W2 | 3 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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10 Lees Place, Mayfair, London W1K | 4 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Odeon Marble Arch
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10 Edgware Road, Bayswater, Marylebone, London W2 | 3 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Bliss Chemist
London > Shopping > Chemists
5 Marble Arch, Bayswater, London W1H | 2 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Philip Kingsley Trichological Clinic
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54 Green Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 4 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Sharon Cunningham
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23 New Quebec Street, Marylebone, London W1H | 4 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Marriott Hotel, 140 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 2 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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The Brasserie @ The Cumberland
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
The Cumberland Hotel, Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone, London W1H7AL | 2 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Prezzo
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7-9 Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone, London W1H | 3 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Parliament Home, 35 North Row, Mayfair, London W1K | 6 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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12 Porchester Place, Marble Arch, Bayswater, London W2 | 6 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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18 Baldertin Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 6 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Grosvenor House Health Club
London > Leisure > Fitness
Le Meridien Hotel, Grosvenor House, Parl Lane, Mayfair, London W1A | 4 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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21 Seymour Place, Marylebone, London W1H | 4 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
33b North Row, Mayfair, London W1K | 5 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Punch Bowl
London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 9 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Victoria
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10a Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2 | 10 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Duke of Wellington
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94a Crawford Street, Marylebone, London W1H | 10 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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The Red Bar
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86-90 Park Lane, Marble Arch, Hyde Park, London W1K | 3 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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Bourbon Bar at JW Steakhouse
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86-90 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 5 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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London Marriott Hotel Park Lane
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140 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 2 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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17 Connaught Place, Bayswater, London W2 | 3 minutes from Speakers' Corner
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