Swan on the Serpentine in winter
Hyde Park

Things to Do in Hyde Park

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

Try something different each time you visit

As the largest Royal Park in central London, we’ve got plenty of space for everyone and everything. Whatever you enjoy – from a high energy rock concert, to a ride down Rotten Row, browsing in The Royal Parks' first ever Shop, to relaxing in a deck chair – you can do it in Hyde Park.

Whether you’re visiting for the first time, or live locally, Hyde Park has a fascinating and colourful past to discover. There is a wealth of historical monuments and memorials. You’ll discover the passion and politics that led to the birth of Speakers’ Corner – where Karl Marx and Emmeline Pankhurst once inspired Londoners to join their cause. Or step back in time with our Virtual Tour of The Great Exhibition in 1851, the world's fair attended by a third of Britain's population. 

A mini adventure, any day of the year

From pond dipping or mini beast hunting to ice creams and pedalos, the whole of Hyde Park is a playground for adventurous minds. Bring the children here to learn and discover the natural world right on their doorstep through one of our Discovery Days at the Hyde Park Learning Centre or hire a boat on the Serpentine Lake. Play a game of tennis or just lie on the grass with a picnic. And they’ll have lots of mini adventures and make new friends at the Hyde Park Playground

If you're over 12, you can have your own fun on one of our playgrounds – try out our Senior Playground, designed to keep you fit and active after 50.

Major events in the park

Hyde Park is famous for hosting some of London’s biggest live events – from the world famous bands and artists headlining at BST, to the hugely popular Winter Wonderland. Join tens of thousands of other Londoners and visitors for unmissable live events in the park. 

Something for everyone

Take a look at some of the most popular activities and events in Hyde Park this winter.

  • 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

    The Shop

    The Royal Parks Shop opened in Hyde Park this July at the Boat House by the Serpentine, offering visitors a range of sustainable and high-quality products.

  • The Rose Garden in Hyde Park

    The Rose Garden in Hyde Park

    A spectacular garden featuring rose planting mixed with herbaceous planting to create rich seasonal flower beds and strong scents.

  • Diana Memorial Fountain in winter

    Diana Memorial Fountain

    This unique Memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 6 July 2004.

  • Crystal Palace interior in Hyde Park

    The Great Exhibition Augmented Reality Experience

    Go back in time in Hyde Park to experience the Great Exhibition using augmented reality