Please note that following an update to legislation, all roads within the Royal Parks now have a 20mph speed limit with immediate effect.
Forthcoming Road Closures - London Marathon weekend
Roads around St James's Park will be closed from Friday 2 October until Monday 5 October 2020 to enable the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon elite races to take place. On race day (Sunday 4 October) there will still be public access to the park, but only via Queen Anne's gate. There will be no spectator viewing of the race in St. James’s Park. Please see the information leaflet for full details.
Please note that due to current circumstances, our catering outlets may be operating slightly different opening times and a reduced menu offer. Updated opening times for most of our cafes can be found here or please contact the outlet you are planning to visit directly. Telephone numbers are available on the outlet web pages.
We have implemented all necessary measures to protect our visitors’ safety and to provide a safe working environment for our attendants. During periods when the toilets are cleaned, we will temporarily close access to the facilities until cleaning is safely completed. We will keep our toilet provision under constant review.
From Monday 21st September public toilets within The Royal Parks will be open at newly updated times, listed on our updates page.
Please note that we are reintroducing charges for using these facilities from this date.
Diana Memorial Fountain
In line with other precautions taken across the park the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain has been switched off and closed to the public. It will return to operation once it is deemed safe and the rules about social distancing are revoked.
Please ensure you regularly check our updates page for the very latest information about park closures and access to facilities.
Set right in the heart of London, Hyde Park offers both world-class events and concerts together with plenty of quiet places to relax and unwind.
Dip your toes in the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, brave an open water swim in the Serpentine, or just admire the views across the lake from a waterside café.
Have a go at boating, tennis, horse riding, or join the many joggers, walkers and cyclists enjoying the open air.
Did you know?
Hyde Park has a long history as a site of protest, and still hosts rallies and marches today. Visit Speakers’ Corner on a Sunday morning to hear people from all walks of life share their views.
Hyde Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 350 acres.