Covering over 350 acres, Hyde Park was once a hunting ground for the monarch until it opened to the public in 1637. It has long been associated with celebrations, from fireworks marking the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the modern day Last Night of the Proms. Gigs are also held throughout the year, from rock events like the Kings of Leon to classical concerts and operas. At other times there are plenty of activities to do in Hyde Park, such as boating on the Serpentine Lake, visiting the cafes and bars or just sitting in the sunshine on some deck chairs. Hyde Park is also the location of Speakers' Corner, where anyone can talk about anything and past speakers include Karl Marx and George Orwell. Close to Speakers' Corner is Marble Arch, which marks the entrance to Hyde Park and is also where the high street shops of Oxford Street begin.
Hotels near Hyde Park
Hyde Park is near Bayswater, which is a very popular area for tourists. This means that there are plenty of cheap London hotels situated right on the edge of Hyde Park. TravelStay.com has a selection of London bed and breakfasts in Bayswater and London hostels in Bayswater. Offering unbelievable value and an enviable location is the Royal Bayswater Hostel, while the Crown Hyde Park Hotel has comfortable three-star rooms from great rates. The Piccolino Hotel is a good example of the affordable London B&Bs available in Central London. Or, for luxury private apartments, Hyde Park Superior Apartments are located close to the park and give you the privacy of living at home. So book your hotels near Hyde Park with TravelStay.com now!