Hyde Park in Central London
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
Lake Eola Park in
Orlando Florida and the
Place de la Concorde
in the city of