Please see important notice below
Anyone wishing to hold organised leagues, matches and events on the Old Football Pitches must book in advance to secure a suitable area in which to play. The pitches are free to use but you must book in advance.
For those who wish to carry out a trade or business (commercial users) within the Royal Parks you must pay for a licence to do so. If you wish to use the football pitches for commercial purposes please contact the Hyde Park team for details, including costs.
In April, the Commonwealth Heads of Government will be meeting in London. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is leading on this event and it requires the Old Football Pitches in Hyde Park as part of its arrangements. As a result the area will be unavailable for recreation use throughout April, and also while we undertake reinstatement.
The speed of reinstatement is dependent on several factors beyond our control including the weather, however we hope that the area will be fully reopened for use by mid-June.
While the event is outside of The Royal Parks’ direct control, we are working closely with the FCO and others to mitigate the impact wherever possible. We will ensure that this page is kept fully updated as plans progress.