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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.

Hyde Park in film

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

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