Hyde Park is London’s best known Park. Located right in the heart of town and can be accessed from various locations. It also sits right on the Queen’s doorstep. It s fairly easy to describe Hyde Parks’ greenery-it has it all; densely packed trees, open areas, lakes, streams, gardens and pagodas. It is a park to rival any in the world’s major cities and definitely deserves a look in at least once in your life.
Add-Ons (“Beyond The Greenery”)
A park of this magnitude will of course have plenty to offer. As well as having a great lakeside café and restaurant, there’s a very nice gallery in the middle called ‘The Serpentine’. An amazing large statue of Prince Albert called The Albert Memorial sits opposite the Royal Albert Hall. The Princess Diana Memorial Fountain is popular too, especially with kids in the summer. Hyde Park also plays host to major events including one of the summers big festivals ‘T In The Park’.
Although it is a huge park I feel it has a special atmosphere- a sense of London at its ‘old school’ finest. It is one of 9 official Royal Parks and perhaps the grandest.
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