Smack dab in the heart of London is the iconic and world famous Hyde Park. First opened in 1637, Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in London. Over the years Hyde Park has become synonymous with public speaking and demonstrations in London. In fact, these demonstrations have become so popular that Hyde Park has a designated area known as the Speakers' Corner that allows for open debate, protest, and discussion.
Stretching more than 600 acres, Hyde Park has been the site for many famous rock concerts and musical performances. In 1969, it is estimated that nearly 200,000 people flocked to Hyde Park to listen to a concert by the Rolling Stones. In addition to the Stones, artists like Bon Jovi, U2, and Queen have all made appearances in Hyde Park.
Hyde Park is known for having a 40-acre lake known as the Serpentine. This area of Hyde Park is open to the public for swimming and boating. In addition, Hyde Park has numerous areas that are set aside for all types of activities ranging from baseball, soccer, or tennis to horseback riding.
No matter the time of day you visit, expect to see beautiful foliage, kids screaming with laughter, and couples enjoying romantic picnics on the ground.
Visiting Hyde Park
Hyde Park is open daily from 5 a.m. to midnight. The park can be easily accessed by taking the Tube to one of the five London Underground stations in the vicinity. Alternatively, you can drive to Hyde Park—however, there is a limited supply of parking.
Because of the numerous walking trails it is easy to spend an entire day in the park. Although there are no cafes or restaurants within Hyde Park, there are many places to eat just within walking distance. There are also many hotels in the area, accommodating all visitors wanting to stay within view of the beautiful grounds.
This stylish boutique hotel overlooks a garden only seconds from Paddington Station. A short walk takes you to the beautiful Hyde Park and Kensington Palace Gardens as well as Oxford Street and the West End, full of London's best theatres and restaurants. The traditional exterior leads into an inspirational modern lobby with a glass staircase spiraling up into the indulgent, colorful bedrooms.
Upgrade to a Club room or lavish Suite at Crowne Plaza London-Kensington and enjoy exclusive entry to our Club Lounge. You can meet colleagues informally here, or invite up to 120 people to banquets or events in our 5 sleek meeting rooms, flanked by comfortable breakout spaces.
Combine your stay at the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum with a night in London's nearby West End. Our helpful Concierge can suggest popular plays and musicals and make reservations for you. Hotel is ideal for retail therapy with Westfield Shopping Centre and Harrod's in easy reach from the hotel.
In a quiet Edwardian terrace in Marylebone, Holiday Inn Oxford Circus is a 2-minute walk from London's famous Oxford Street. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, a mini-gym and a restaurant. The bright and airy bedrooms have air conditioning and Wi-Fi access. All rooms feature a work desk and a satellite TV with on-demand movies, and each has a private modern bathroom.
InterContinental London Park Lane is situated in Mayfair and occupies one of the city’s most prestigious locations – Number One Park Lane. Nestled between the famous shopping districts of Knightsbridge and London’s theatre land, InterContinental London Park Lane overlooks two Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace and is close to the fashionable shopping areas of Bond Street and Piccadilly.
We’re located just 150m from Earl’s Court tube station, which makes all of London within easy reach. You can enjoy spacious bedrooms, warm service and all modern facilities, including invigorating spa-inspired rain fall shower, iPod docking station and free Wi-Fi.
Enjoy convenient Underground links & a relaxed setting at the Holiday Inn Express London-Earls Court hotel, 35 minutes by taxi or tube ride from Heathrow Airport. West Kensington & West Brompton is the closest tube station within 5 to 7 minutes walk from the hotel. Hot breakfast is available each morning in the hotel’ Great Room. Free wireless Internet is available in the lobby only!
Ask our Concierge at Holiday Inn London-Regent's Park to book taxis and help you plan days out in the capital. We keep tickets for some of the city's biggest attractions behind the desk, like Madame Tussauds and popular West End musicals.
Getting to Holiday Inn Express London-Victoria is easy, thanks to its location near the transport hub of Victoria train station and Pimlico Undergound. Hotel is only 4 minutes walk from Pimlico station and 15 minutes from Victoria Railway Station. Gatwick Airport is just 30 minutes by express train, Heathrow Airport is accessible by London Underground, and buses serve the city centre and beyond.