When King Henry VIII and his court were thundering across Hyde Park in 1536 in pursuit of deer and wild boar, it would have been difficult to visualise that years later the noble art of tai chi would be peacefully performed among the trees in the early morning, and the Italianate tenor of Pavarotti would echo across the park, applauded by vast audiences.

History and Architecture

Find out about the history and architecture of London's Hyde Park.

Landscape History

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. Find out more about Hyde Park's landscape history.

The Park is the star

Find out about the films that Hyde Park has starred in.

Park Management Plans

The Management Plans are the principle strategic documents for the management of the Royal Parks. They are used in combination with other policy and strategy documents to assist Park Managers in the management of these Grade 1 listed landscapes.


About Hyde Park

When King Henry VIII and his court were thundering across Hyde Park in 1536 in pursuit of deer and wild boar, it would have been difficult to visualise that years later the noble art of tai chi would be peacefully performed among the trees in the early morning, and the Italianate tenor of Pavarotti would echo across the park, applauded by vast audiences.

History and Architecture

Find out about the history and architecture of London's Hyde Park.

Landscape History

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. Find out more about Hyde Park's landscape history.

The Park is the star

Find out about the films that Hyde Park has starred in.

Park Management Plans

The Management Plans are the principle strategic documents for the management of the Royal Parks. They are used in combination with other policy and strategy documents to assist Park Managers in the management of these Grade 1 listed landscapes.

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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

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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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When King Henry VIII and his court were thundering across Hyde Park in 1536 in pursuit of deer and wild boar, it would have been difficult to visualise that years later the noble art of tai chi would be peacefully performed among the trees in the early morning, and the Italianate tenor of Pavarotti would echo across the park, applauded by vast audiences.

History and Architecture

Find out about the history and architecture of London's Hyde Park.

Landscape History

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. Find out more about Hyde Park's landscape history.

The Park is the star

Find out about the films that Hyde Park has starred in.

Park Management Plans

The Management Plans are the principle strategic documents for the management of the Royal Parks. They are used in combination with other policy and strategy documents to assist Park Managers in the management of these Grade 1 listed landscapes.