Hyde Park situated in London, England is one of four Royal Parks in the capital city. Hyde Park is the largest of the four royal parks and it is also a ‘Grade I’ listed park. The park was created by Henry VIII in 1536, for personal use as a hunting ground. The park was opened to the public in 1637 and soon became popular because of its large open green spaces, many parades were held there. In the 18th century, the landscape of the park was improved. Since the 19th century, the park has become a spot for free speech and demonstrations to be held. More recently it has become a venue for open-air concerts and other large events. The park today is a peaceful escape from the bustling city life that surrounds it when it is not being used to host events. It is a popular spot for joggers, walkers and families enjoying the outdoors.
The park covers a large area, so has four tube stations that are in close proximity. On the Central line you can get off at either ‘Lancaster Gate’ or ‘Marble Arch’ and on the Piccadilly line you can get off at either ‘Hyde Park Corner’ or ‘Knightsbridge’. Buses travel from all parts of London and pass the park. From the north of London use the C2, 6, 7, 10, 16, 19, 23, 36, 52, 73, 82, 98, 113, 274, 390 or 414 buses. From the south of London use the 2, 36, 137, 148, 159 or 436 buses. From the west use the 9, 10, 14, 19, 22, 52, 74, 94, 148 or 414 buses and from the east use the 8,15, 23, 30, 38 or 274 buses.
Opening Times and Admission
The park is open every day throughout the year, the park opens at 5 am and closes at 12 pm. The park is a public park so it free to enter.