Video:Profile of Hyde Park in Londonwith Milo De Prieto
In this video, learn about Hyde Park in London, one of the most iconic parks in the world, with highlights and ideas for your visit.See Transcript
Transcript:Profile of Hyde Park in London
Hello, I'm Milo for About dot com and today in GoLondon we're talking about Hyde Park. Another of Henry the Eighth's hunting grounds, like Regent's Park, it was opened to the public in 1637 by Charles the First.Various members of royalty have left their mark on the space over the years making it what it is today.
Information About Hyde Park
Paths crisscross the park and there are many nice walks. And also some places for those who wish to take a more relaxed view on the park. The Serpentine runs trough the southern part of of the park and you can rent boats or buy souvenirs at the boat house.
Facts About Hyde Park
On one side of the Serpentine, towards the eastern end is the Serpentine Bar and Kitchen a restaurant with panoramic views of the lake and park. Diana's Memorial Fountain opened in 2006 to commemorate Diana's life, with two streams flowing downhill to a still pool at the bottom. It's a very symbolic and beautiful memorial to an iconic figure.
More Facts About Hyde Park
People have been orating on causes dear to their heart for over a century on Speaker's Corner at the north eastern end of the park. Stop by to hear what the buzz of the day.The park draws crowds year round for sport or leisure. And has numerous seasonal events, such as the Winter Wonderland with an amusement park and Christmas fair as well as an ice rink. Check online for current events and to help plan your visit royalparks.gov.uk. Don't forget to visit Kensington Gardens nextdoor.
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