Sports and leisure

Hyde Park offers a range of leisure activities from informal games of frisbee through to swimming on The Serpentine and horse riding. Cycling in the park is allowed on all roads and specially designated cycle tracks. This also includes roller-blading, skateboarding, etc. The paths and grass areas in Hyde Park are also used extensively for walking, jogging and running.

Boating on the Serpentine

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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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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Hyde Park Tennis and Sports Centre

The Hyde Park Tennis and Sports Centre has tennis, lawn bowls and putting facilities available to hire. There is also a cafe for players and spectators.

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Hyde Park Senior Playground

The Hyde Park Senior Playground includes six pieces of exercise equipment to help users improve core strength, flexibility and balance.

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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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Football pitches in Hyde Park

The Old Football Pitches located on the south side of Hyde Park are available to hire through the Will to Win Tennis and Sports Centre.

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Horse Riding

Hyde Park has a specialist horse riding arena, or manege, as well as two designated routes for horse riding (North Ride and South Ride).

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Park Deck Chairs

Deck chairs are available for hire within the Royal Parks from March through to October. Find out about prices and book online.

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