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.
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.
16 responses to “Short tips on activities near Hyde Park London”
I want to go back to Hyde Park. It’s so amazing there and the last time I was there, it was a safe place to walk at night. Compared to places here in America, that’s amazing. I remember fondly the evening I walked entirely through the park and walking over a bridge with the aromoa of lilacs in the air. I loved my time in Knightsbridge too. Just wish I had been able to visit Notting Hill. Thanks for the memories.
I visited Hyde park today. It’s a beautiful place to visit especially in a sunny weather. To have boating on serpentine river is really a fun.
A dream come true to visit London especially the London Tower. Can’t wait for that day.
Love Hyde Park.. used to roller blade there and have lunch, as a student:)
@ciki, lucky you 🙂 I have been once there, but will come back 🙂
I’ve never been to Hyde Park! Now at least I know where to go when I visit here. Thank you for this!
ohhh.. I envy you.. I haven’t been in Paris and its on of my top list places that I want to visit, hopefully this year.
I can,t wait to visit this place. I and my family is going to London this July and I would add this place to my list. Thanks for the tips..
Thanks! I am off to London with the with and kids in September so will take note of this.
My aunt is really recommending Hyde park as the must see in London aside from its historical background.All i want is to take some good shots if ever i get to visit it.
Beautiful post on Hyde Park London. Nice picture too.
These were some great ideas! Thanks for sharing. With so much to do in London it is great to narrow down on one spot and plan a lot to do in one area instead of trying to be everywhere at once. Thanks again!
Never visited London. Is a dream to visit the country.
was in hyde park sometimes in 2008.
wish to to go back there again! nice post!
I love london and it’s beautiful historical places. Hyde park and serpentine are beautiful places to travel. Thanks for the share.