Hyde Park in summer
Hyde Park

Welcome to Hyde Park

For hundreds of years, visitors have flocked here to party, protest and play. 

Key information

Opening times (pedestrian gate)
5am - 12am

Food & drink available

Shop open 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week

Hyde Park – having fun on the water

The Serpentine Lido is home to Britain’s oldest open water swimming club, but you don’t have to join the club to swim here. From May to September, anyone can take a dip on a warm day at this gorgeous lido location – plus you can get a fantastic hot chocolate afterwards at the Serpentine Lido Café

Hiring a Serpentine pedalo or rowing boat is a family favourite; you can take a boat out all year round, weather permitting. Just walk up on the day. 

Enjoying sport in the park

If you’ve got the time, Hyde Park’s got the space. It’s big and it’s busy, but you’ll always find somewhere to play your favourite sport or relax at your leisure. Whether you want to have a knockaround on the tennis court after work, play a game of padel with friends or find a summer camp for the kids, Park Sports Hyde Park is a first class, dedicated sports facility on the south side of the park.

Hyde Park’s facilities are open to everyone, at any level, and it’s pay and play. We recommend booking ahead as they are a popular destination.

Ready to play? Make a booking with Park Sports here

Riding in Hyde Park

There are two specialised riding arenas in Hyde Park, on the North and South Carriage Drive, and also two riding routes, North and South, one of which is the world-renowned Rotten Row. You’ll need to be a member of either Ross Nye or Hyde Park Stables. Book a ride or hack directly with them. 

Need to hire space for a special event? You can do that too in Hyde Park. Find out more here

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  • Boating in Hyde Park

    Boating on The Serpentine

    Experience boating serenity in Hyde Park. Grab a pedalo or a row boat on the idyllic Serpentine.

  • The Royal Parks shop


    With seasonally curated collections for home, garden and gifting, our shop offers the best in sustainable and unique items – perfect mementos of your visit

  • Park Sports Hyde Park Tennis Coaching

    Park Sports in Hyde Park

    Park Sports Hyde Park provides high quality pay and play tennis, padel, football, netball, and lawn bowling facilities. There is also a café.

  • The Princess of Wales Memorial plaque

    The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk

    Find out more about the seven-mile-long Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk and download the map to plan your route through the central parks.

  • The Serpentine Lido in spring

    Serpentine Lido

    The Serpentine Lido in Hyde Park London is an iconic spot to enjoy a swim during the warmest days of the year - from May to early September.

  • South Carriage Drive playground in Hyde Park

    Hyde Park playground

    Hyde Park playground is an exciting and adventurous play space that sits on the southern boundary of Hyde Park.