Did you know that the center of the bustling city London houses a vast natural oasis? The name of this serene oasis is Hyde Park that covers 142 hectares (350 acres). With a sparkling lake (called the Serpentine), a green meadow and over 4000 trees, the park deserves to be called a natural wonder. Hyde park plays host to a numerous cultural, sports and special events and art shows that attract a huge gathering. Music concerts are also held in the park for the entertainment of locals and visitors. If you also want be a part of these events, it is recommended that you choose to stay at a hotel Hyde Park is close to.
Hyde Park is an easy commute from various parts of the city through bus and tube. The nearest tube stations are Lancaster Gate & Marble Arch (Central Line) and Hyde Park Corner & Knightsbridge (Piccadilly line). Hyde Park is not all about sitting on the grass for hours in a laid-back attitude. You can enjoy numerous activities in the park. Those who love to ride a horse can have the best horse riding experience in the park. Cycling and sailing facilities are also available in the park. Moreover, when you are lodging at a hotel Hyde Park is near by, you can go for jogging in the park and even do exercises or yoga in the fresh air. Hyde Park opens at 5am which is the best time to experience the calm ambience of the park in its entirety.
It is interesting to note that many popular Hollywood films feature scenes shot in Hyde Park. ‘This Happy Breed’ a 1944 classic by David Lean depicts a scene shot at the Speaker’s Corner. Some other films that feature scenes shot in the park are Genevieve (1953), Around the World in Eighty Days (1956), The Ipcress File (1965), Johnny English (2003) and The Mother (2003).
Many visitors also choose to stay at a hotel Hyde Park is close to so that they can go to park every day during their stay in London to ensure that they do not miss any site of interest or attraction that the park features. The most visited are Princess Diana’s memorial and another memorial built in the memory of the victims of the 7 July Bombings.
During your stay at a Hyde Park Hotel is in close proximity to, you can also explore other famous areas of central London. You can visit Kensington Gardens (a royal park), Marble Arch (houses ‘Marble Arch’ historical monument), Edgware Road (famous for its shisha cafes and late-night bars) and Oxford Street (the busiest shopping street of Europe). The Paddington area is served by many bus routes that lead to museums, historical monuments, theaters and galleries. To book a Hotel Hyde Park is near by, log on to grandroyalelondon.co.uk. By booking through this website you can enjoy complimentary English or continental breakfast.