Hyde Park in Central London

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Hyde Park

 

Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in central London and one of London’s Royal Parks. This park, which is famous for its Speakers' Corner, is divided in two by Serpentine and is neighbor with Kensington Gardens. The Kensington Gardens was once a part of the park until 1728 when it was formally separated by Queen Caroline. The Hyde Park is open throughout the year until 5 AM in the morning.

The Hyde Park is popular as a setting for mass demonstrations and has been a nest for The Chartists, Reform League, the Suffragettes, Liberty and Livelihood March and the Stop the War Coalition’ protests. However, the Hyde Park had experienced bombings on 1982, which led to the death of eight members of the Household Cavalry and the Royal Green Jackets.

There is also a grand entrance to the park - the Hyde Park Corner - designed by Decimus Burton and was constructed in 1824-25. Another highlight is the rose garden, added in 1994. Other sites of interest are the Speakers' Corner, Rotten Taw, Diana Princess of Wales Memorial, the Upside-down Tree, Holocaust Memorial and more.

Trivia: The Beatles album cover for Beatles for Sale was taken at Hyde Park in 1964. Some other popular parks around the world are Lake Eola Park in Orlando Florida and the Place de la Concorde

in the city of Paris.