Short tips on activities near Hyde Park London

Hyde Park is one of the most famous and oldest city parks in the world. It is a green haven in an area of posh town houses, regal buildings – Buckingham Palace is a close neighbour – and busy shopping streets. It is surrounded by transport links, including at least five tube stations, dozens of bus stops, London Paddington mainline railway station and main roads offering access in and out of the capital and hotels near Hyde Park are some of the city’s finest. It is for these reasons that it is such a popular place to stay.

 If you are looking for hotels near Hyde Park London check out Millennium Hotels. The Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge is on Sloane Street which is literally moments from Hyde Park.

This summer there is much going on in this area. Here are our top tips on activities and attractions in or near Hyde Park.

London Tower

London Tower

There are several music concerts and festivals taking place in Hyde Parl this summer including Wireless Festival with headliners Deadmau5, Drake and Rihanna, Hit Factory Live which will function as a kind of time machine as acts from the eighties and nineties such as Steps, Jason Donovan, Bananarama, Rick Astley and Dead or Alive are all expected to take to the stage and Hard Rock Calling which will feature nineties grunge band Soundgarden and all-American rocker Bruce Springsteen. Furthermore, to coincide with the London Olympics Hyde Park will host the free festival BT London Live running from 28 July to 11 August to celebrate the games.

Around Hyde Park there is much to see and do. Of course you have the capitals best shopping: high street fashion can be found on Oxford Street, designer goodies can be found in Harvey Nichols, Harrods and Selfridges and Notting Hill Market has everything from retro vintage garb to kitsch trinkets and ornaments.

For art buffs Apsley House boasts a small but unique collection of paintings, sculpture, porcelain and silver. The London Townhouse of the Dukes of Wellington – still partly used today by the current Duke, has been maintained in its original style and the building itself is a work of architectural art.

The Royal College of Art has produced some of Britain’s finest artists. The College puts on various events and exhibitions in its galleries including talks from leading artists and the opportunity to see previously unseen works.