The Royal Parks run a varied programme of activities and events to encourage outdoor recreation and public access. If you would like to run an activity in the park, it will need to meet these broad objectives.

Commercial activity is tightly controlled, but we're keen to work in partnership to develop activities and events that encourage new groups and communities into the parks.

Filming in the Royal Parks

If you would like to film, take photos or record audio in the Royal Parks you must complete a filming and photography application.

Holding events in the Royal Parks

All events held in the parks must be approved by The Royal Parks. Events are carefully considered to provide a range of recreational opportunities, which enhance the reputation of the Royal Parks.

Fitness Training Licences

A Fitness Training Licence is required if you are looking to conduct your business of fitness training or sport activity in The Royal Parks.

Professional Dog Walking Licences

If you wish to use the parks for professional dog walking purposes you must be licensed. Being a licensed professional dog walker provides the exciting opportunity to undertake your work in some truly unique and world renowned environments.

Catering

The Royal Parks offers a wide variety of quality refreshments for park visitors by granting licences to suitable companies to run catering outlets in the parks.

Commercial skating instructors

Find out about the plans to review commercial skating instruction in the Royal Parks and register your skate instructing business with us.


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The Royal Parks run a varied programme of activities and events to encourage outdoor recreation and public access. If you would like to run an activity in the park, it will need to meet these broad objectives.

Commercial activity is tightly controlled, but we're keen to work in partnership to develop activities and events that encourage new groups and communities into the parks.

Filming in the Royal Parks

If you would like to film, take photos or record audio in the Royal Parks you must complete a filming and photography application.

Holding events in the Royal Parks

All events held in the parks must be approved by The Royal Parks. Events are carefully considered to provide a range of recreational opportunities, which enhance the reputation of the Royal Parks.

Fitness Training Licences

A Fitness Training Licence is required if you are looking to conduct your business of fitness training or sport activity in The Royal Parks.

Professional Dog Walking Licences

If you wish to use the parks for professional dog walking purposes you must be licensed. Being a licensed professional dog walker provides the exciting opportunity to undertake your work in some truly unique and world renowned environments.

Catering

The Royal Parks offers a wide variety of quality refreshments for park visitors by granting licences to suitable companies to run catering outlets in the parks.

Commercial skating instructors

Find out about the plans to review commercial skating instruction in the Royal Parks and register your skate instructing business with us.

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  • Diana Memorial Fountain

    Diana Memorial Fountain

    This unique Memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales was opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 6th July 2004 and was built with the best materials, talent and technology.

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  • Speakers' Corner

    Speakers' Corner

    Speakers' Corner is a traditional site for public speeches and debates since the mid 1800's when protests and demonstrations took place in Hyde Park.

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  • 7 July Memorial

    7 July Memorial

    A permanent memorial to honour the victims of the 7 July 2005 London Bombings was unveiled in Hyde Park by Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

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  • Royal Gun Salutes

    Royal Gun Salutes

    Royal Gun Salutes mark special royal occasions. On these days salutes are fired from locations in London including Hyde Park and Green Park.

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  • Barclaycard presents British Summer Time  Hyde Park

    Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park

    Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, a 10-day summer extravaganza from Friday 4 July - Sunday 13 July 2014.

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  • Serpentine Lido

    Serpentine Lido

    Daily public swimming in The Serpentine from June - September. Serpentine Swimming Club swims every day, including the famous race on Christmas day.

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  • Boating in Hyde Park

    Boating in Hyde Park

    Rowing and pedal boats are available to hire on the Serpentine in Hyde Park. You can also take a ride on the UK's first Solarshuttle, powered only by the sun.

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  • The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk

    The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk

    The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk is a seven-mile-long walk, charted by 90 plaques set in the ground, that takes you within sight of famous buildings and locations associated with the Princess during her life.

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  • Hyde Park Playground

    Hyde Park Playground

    The Hyde Park Playground is an exciting and adventurous play space that sits on the southern boundary of Hyde Park.

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The Royal Parks run a varied programme of activities and events to encourage outdoor recreation and public access. If you would like to run an activity in the park, it will need to meet these broad objectives.

Commercial activity is tightly controlled, but we're keen to work in partnership to develop activities and events that encourage new groups and communities into the parks.

Filming in the Royal Parks

If you would like to film, take photos or record audio in the Royal Parks you must complete a filming and photography application.

Holding events in the Royal Parks

All events held in the parks must be approved by The Royal Parks. Events are carefully considered to provide a range of recreational opportunities, which enhance the reputation of the Royal Parks.

Fitness Training Licences

A Fitness Training Licence is required if you are looking to conduct your business of fitness training or sport activity in The Royal Parks.

Professional Dog Walking Licences

If you wish to use the parks for professional dog walking purposes you must be licensed. Being a licensed professional dog walker provides the exciting opportunity to undertake your work in some truly unique and world renowned environments.

Catering

The Royal Parks offers a wide variety of quality refreshments for park visitors by granting licences to suitable companies to run catering outlets in the parks.

Commercial skating instructors

Find out about the plans to review commercial skating instruction in the Royal Parks and register your skate instructing business with us.