Looking for hotels near Hyde Park? Here at thhe Queens Park Hotel we are located across the road from London’s Hyde Park in Bayswater. Our position in the North of Hyde Park means we are close to Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace and the Diana Memorial Playground. Other attractions inside Hyde Park include the Serpentine, Speakers Corner and The Princess Diana Memorial Fountain.
Few Hotels can boast such a prime position this close to Hyde Park other than oursleves here at Queens Park Hotel.
The History of Hyde Park
In 1536 King Henry VIII acquired Hyde Park from the monks of Westminster Abbey. Its primary use was for hunting deer. The park was opened to the public in 1637 by King Charles I. The current layout of the park was designed by architect Decimus Burton in 1825.
Why visit Hyde Park?
Hyde Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks attracting millions of Londoners and tourists each year. Consisting of 350 acres, Hyde Park is home to a number of famous landmarks including the Serpentine Lake, Speakers’ Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.
Sports and Leisure
Hyde Park was created to satisfy a royal passion for hunting. But over the years it became a place where people have pursued many other pleasures. Hyde Park is home to a number of leisure activities from swimming on the Sepentine Lake to informal games of frisbee and horse riding. Cycling is also very popular in Hyde Park and is allowed on all roads and specially designated cycle tracks. The paths and grass areas in Hyde Park are very popular for walking, jogging and running.
For more information on the range of activities and attractions available in Hyde Park visit the official site.