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Hyde Park

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Free plants from Hyde Park for local charities
Free plants from Hyde Park for local charities

Free plants from Hyde Park for local charities

There's a large garden nursery inside Hyde Park that grows more plants than it needs, and if the weather allows a surplus, the plants are given away to the local community.

Apr
02
Whimsical Warnings: The Royal Parks asks Sir Quentin Blake to help improve park etiquette
Whimsical Warnings: The Royal Parks asks Sir Quentin Blake to help improve park etiquette

Whimsical Warnings: The Royal Parks asks Sir Quentin Blake to help improve park etiquette

Cartoons drawn by the world-famous illustrator Sir Quentin Blake will be popping up across the Royal Parks in London this year as public information signs.

Feb
22
London’s 2024 ceremonial gun salutes
London’s 2024 ceremonial gun salutes

London’s 2024 ceremonial gun salutes

Ceremonial military guns will go bang bang several times in London during 2024, at the Tower of London and in the Royal Parks.

Feb
21
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Albert Memorial’s hidden undercroft
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Albert Memorial’s hidden undercroft

Tickets Alert: Tours of the Albert Memorial’s hidden undercroft

The Albert Memorial in Hyde Park* is a remarkable confection of Victorian design, but few people realise it sits on top of a large brick undercroft.

Feb
12
A tale of two stags: Tracing the origins of the Albert Gate’s sculptures
A tale of two stags: Tracing the origins of the Albert Gate’s sculptures

A tale of two stags: Tracing the origins of the Albert Gate’s sculptures

A curiosity has struck me about two fine sculptures of stags that can be found on Albert Gate, a short road next to Hyde Park.

Oct
03
2023
Winter Wonderland returning to Hyde Park
Winter Wonderland returning to Hyde Park

Winter Wonderland returning to Hyde Park

Now in its 16th year, the annual Winter Wonderland funfair is returning to Hyde Park for festive fun, and yes, tickets are already on sale.

Aug
04
2023

London’s 2023 ceremonial gun salutes

Ceremonial military guns will go bang bang several times in London during 2023, at the Tower of London and in the Royal Parks.

Jan
04
2023
Winter Wonderland returns to Hyde Park
Winter Wonderland returns to Hyde Park

Winter Wonderland returns to Hyde Park

Now in its 15th year, the annual Winter Wonderland funfair is returning to Hyde Park for festive fun.

Aug
22
2022
Go for a swim in Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake
Go for a swim in Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake

Go for a swim in Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake

You can't usually swim in Hyde Park's Serpentine Lake, but for one day next month you can, as around 5,000 people are invited for a swim.

Aug
06
2022
London’s Alleys: Hyde Park Gardens Mews, W2
London’s Alleys: Hyde Park Gardens Mews, W2

London’s Alleys: Hyde Park Gardens Mews, W2

This is one a classic of the posh mews style prevalent in parts of London as former cheap stables near Hyde Park were turned into expensive homes.

May
30
2022

London’s ceremonial gun salutes during 2022

Ceremonial military guns will go bang bang several times in London during 2022, at the Tower of London and in the Royal Parks.

Feb
04
2022
Go swimming in Hyde Park’s Serpentine lake
Go swimming in Hyde Park’s Serpentine lake

Go swimming in Hyde Park’s Serpentine lake

Next month there is to be a mass swimming event in the open chilly waters of Hyde Park's Serpentine lake.

Aug
16
2021
Winter Wonderland returning to Hyde Park
Winter Wonderland returning to Hyde Park

Winter Wonderland returning to Hyde Park

It's a sign that times are returning to normality in the Summer that it's confirmed that a gigantic fairground event will fill a large chunk of Hyde Park once again this winter.

Aug
03
2021
London to Brighton car rally aiming for 500 vintage cars this year
London to Brighton car rally aiming for 500 vintage cars this year

London to Brighton car rally aiming for 500 vintage cars this year

The London to Brighton veteran car run is hoping to see 500 participants in this its 125th anniversary year.

Jun
22
2021
Tickets Alert: Van Gough Alive
Tickets Alert: Van Gough Alive

Tickets Alert: Van Gough Alive

This summer, Kensington Gardens will host Van Gogh Alive, an immersive "experience" based around the life and work of the Dutch artist.

Mar
31
2021

London’s ceremonial gun salutes during 2021

Ceremonial military guns will go bang bang several times in London during 2021, at the Tower of London and in the Royal Parks.

Jan
27
2021
Take a virtual tour around the Great Exhibition of 1851
Take a virtual tour around the Great Exhibition of 1851

Take a virtual tour around the Great Exhibition of 1851

A virtual tour has been released to while away the lockdown hours that lets you wander around the Hyde Park’s Crystal Palace -- home to the Great Exhibition of 1851.

May
04
2020

Gun Salutes in London during 2020

Ceremonial military guns will go bang bang several times in London during 2020, at the Tower of London and in the Royal Parks.

Jan
08
2020
London Underground shows off the story of Marble Arch
London Underground shows off the story of Marble Arch

London Underground shows off the story of Marble Arch

A new display inside the subway at Marble Arch tube station has been created to show off history of the Marble Arch that sits above it.

Nov
18
2019
Gun Salutes in London during 2019
Gun Salutes in London during 2019

Gun Salutes in London during 2019

Ceremonial military guns will go bang bang several times in London during 2019, at the Tower of London and in the Royal Parks.

Jan
05
2019
Gun Salutes in London during 2018
Gun Salutes in London during 2018

Gun Salutes in London during 2018

Ceremonial military guns go bang bang several times each year in London, at the Tower of London and in the Royal Parks.

Jan
05
2018
Gun Salutes in London during 2017
Gun Salutes in London during 2017

Gun Salutes in London during 2017

Big guns go bang bang several times each year in London, at the Tower of London and in the Royal Parks.

Jan
04
2017
Go swimming in the Serpentine
Go swimming in the Serpentine

Go swimming in the Serpentine

Next month there is to be a mass swimming event in the open chilly waters of the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park.

Aug
13
2016
Builders discover the original “spend a penny” toilet
Builders discover the original “spend a penny” toilet

Builders discover the original “spend a penny” toilet

The remains of a 165-year-old toilet from the Great Exhibition which helped coin the phrase 'spend a penny' have been uncovered in London's Hyde Park.

Jun
07
2016