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Serpentine Boating LakeFed 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 places to experience summer in London. With 110 pedalos and rowboats, and a fantastic swimming area there are few better places to forget the bustle and buzz of the big city and float away and relax. The Serpentine Lake gets its name from its curved shape which snakes around to the west of Hyde Park. It's fed by a pure underground spring which makes it ideal for swimming and has a lido area cornered off for just such activity. It's a superb feature which divides one of London's largest Royal Park's in two. There's also a regular Running Club which takes its name from the Serpentine and which makes use of the park's tracks. It's a great spot to take time out from the city's bustle and has two cafes where you can take respite: the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen to the east and The Lido Cafe to the south of the lake, next to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. The Serpentine is scheduled to be used for the swimming leg of the triathlon at the London 2012 Olympics.

 

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Knightsbridge Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Lancaster Gate Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
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Paddington Railway Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
Marylebone Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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Mayfair Car Park
 
8 minutes walk
 
Knightsbridge Green NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £190  33% off
22-24 Basil Street, SW3 | 10 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Primrose Hill Road, Primrose Hill, London NW3 | 2.2 miles from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Serpentine Boating Lake, Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 | 1 minute from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Serpentine Boating Lake, Rangers Lodge, W2 | 1 minute from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 14 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 16 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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South side of The Serpentine, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 1 minute from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 10 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 15 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

This course explores a thousand years of the city....More

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