Serpentine Boating Lake

 
 
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The Boat House, Hyde Park, Serpentine Road, London W2 2UH 
 
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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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Knightsbridge Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Lancaster Gate Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Paddington Railway Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
Marylebone Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Mayfair Car Park
 
8 minutes walk
 
Knightsbridge Green NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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December in London 2012

Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race Serpentine Boating Lake, W2 2UH 25th December 2012 This lot are a hardy bunch but tradition is tradition and members of the Serpentine Swimming Club...

 
 
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December 2011

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Serpentine Bar & Kitchen Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, W2 2UH Rustic charm and an affordable Italian menu on the edge of the Serpentine boating lake Formerly the Dell Cafe, the Serpentine...

 
 
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Serpentine Sackler Gallery Opening summer 2012 Art gallery The Serpentine Gallery is making a significant expansion in the summer of 2012, restoring a former gunpowder depot...

 
 
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Bulgari Hotel & Residences
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £440  37% off
171 Knightsbridge, SW7 | 8 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
Following the same - very stylish - lines as the original Bulgari hotel in Milan, the 78-room London hotel is a luxury affair, complete with private ... More
 
 
 
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £326  24% off
66 Knightsbridge, SW1X | 8 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
Overlooking Hyde Park, the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge is a wonderfully appointed luxury hotel well known worldwide for its top quality accommodation. Award winning restaurants, a ... More
 
 
 
Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £436  23% off
Park Lane, W1K | 9 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
The Grosvenor House Apartments provide central London accommodation that fuses together the luxury of an exclusive residence with the convenience and services of a five-star hotel. ... More
 
 
 
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Primrose Hill
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Primrose Hill Road, Primrose Hill, London NW3 | 2.2 miles from Serpentine Boating Lake
This small, grassy, hilly park, boasting fantastic views over London, has become increasingly popular with the young, the trendy and the famous – particularly from the ... More
 
 
 
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Camley Street Natural Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
12 Camley Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 2.6 miles from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Holland Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Holland Park Avenue / Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 32 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | Same location as Serpentine Boating Lake
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
 
 
 
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Diana, Princess Of Wales Memorial Playground
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Nr Black Lion Gate Broad Walk, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, London W2 | 1 minute from Serpentine Boating Lake
This truly magical place is a kiddie's wonderland and the ideal jaunt for family fun. The focal point of the commemorative Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial ... More
 
 
 
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Serpentine Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 8 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
The Serpentine Gallery is closed for refurbishment and will reopen on Saturday 8th June 2013 with the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, designed by Sou Fujimoto. Found in ... More
 
 
 
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Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 3rd to 13th July 2014
Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 | 1 minute from Serpentine Boating Lake
Following its successful debut last year, British Summer Time Hyde Park returns in July 2014 with Arcade Fire, Black Sabbath, super boy band group McBusted and ...More
 
 
 
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The British 10K London Run
London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: Sunday 13th July 2014
Hyde Park Corner Tube, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, London SW1X | 12 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
Now in its 14th year, this huge annual fundraiser - which is expected to attract 30,000 runners - has made the second Sunday in July all ...More
 
 
 
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Classical Coffee Morning - Giverny Duo
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 13th July 2014 - 11am-12noon
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 12 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
The outfit performs a variety of classical works, including well-loved pieces by Debussy and Bizet....More
 
 
 
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 12 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 14 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
 
 
 
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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 16 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
 
 
 
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Cutler and Gross
London > Shopping > Eyewear
16 Knightsbridge Green, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 8 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Knightsbridge
London > Shopping > Street or Area
Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Harvey Nichols
London > Shopping > Department Stores
109-125 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 9 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Serpentine Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 1 minute from Serpentine Boating Lake
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
 
 
 
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The Lido Cafe Bar
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South side of The Serpentine, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 1 minute from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Prince Gardens Restaurant
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
48 Knightsbridge, SW1X | 7 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 17 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 19 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 20 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Hyde Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 | 1 minute from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Pensioners' Playground
London > Leisure > Activities
Hyde Park Pavilion Tennis and Bowls Centre, Hyde Park, London W2 | 1 minute from Serpentine Boating Lake
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The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | 8 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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 Mandarin ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10a Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2 | 10 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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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The Pantechnicon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
10 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 12 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Punch Bowl
London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 14 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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
 
 
 
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Blue Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 10 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
Having a cocktail in the Blue Bar is akin to sipping on gin and tonic in a very posh - and possibly eccentric - grand dame's ... More
 
 
 
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The Met Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Metropolitan Hotel, 19 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 13 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
The Met Bar was synonymous with celebrities in the nineties - Kate Moss and her clan were among the A-list regulars - and it still gets ... More
 
 
 
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The Coburg Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Connaught Hotel, Carlos Place, Mayfair, London W1K | 14 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
Beyond the doormen in top hats and white gloves outside the Connaught Hotel there are two outstanding bars, the second of which is the swish Coburg ... More
 
 
 
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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | 8 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1034 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Dorchester Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
54 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 11 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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
 
 
 
 
 

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British Summer Time 2014: Tom Jones
British Summer Time 2014: Tom Jones
Concerts | On 13th July 2014 

Hyde Park 1 minute walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

Enduringly popular Welsh singer Sir Tom Jones, who has gained a new fan base as a judge on the BBC ...More

 
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park
Concerts | Until 13th July 2014 

Hyde Park 1 minute walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

Following its successful debut last year, British Summer Time Hyde Park returns in July 2014 with Arcade Fire, Black Sabbath, ...More

 
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014: Smiljan Radic
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014: Smiljan Radic
Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2014 

Serpentine Gallery 8 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

A squashed moon, translucent shell, or alien space pod? See what you think of Chilean architect Smiljan Radic's ...More

 
The Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Tours | Until 31st December 2014 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 8 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

The Zaha Hadid-designed gallery acts as the Serpentine's second space, and will feature a new gallery, restaurant and social space. ...More

The British 10K London Run
The British 10K London Run
Sporting Events | On 13th July 2014 

Hyde Park Corner Tube 12 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

Now in its 14th year, this huge annual fundraiser - which is expected to attract 30,000 runners - has made ...More

 
Classical Coffee Morning - Giverny Duo
Concerts | On 13th July 2014 

Royal Albert Hall 12 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

The outfit performs a variety of classical works, including well-loved pieces by Debussy and Bizet....More

Faure's Requiem
Concerts | On 13th July 2014 

Royal Albert Hall 12 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

The Really Big Chorus and English Festival Orchestra performs Faure's Requiem....More

Sunday Brunch - Tango Volcano
Concerts | On 13th July 2014 

Royal Albert Hall 12 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

The London-based collective performs Tango and funk-infused jazz....More

The Glamour of Italian Fashion
The Glamour of Italian Fashion
Exhibitions | Until 27th July 2014 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 15 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

Since the Second World War, Italian designers have become synonymous with glamour: Prada, Gucci, Armani, Versace... the names alone scream ...More

 
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 15 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

The V&A turns its attentions, and not inconsiderable costume collection, to the subject of marriage, and in particular the evolution ...More

 
 
 
 
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