History of Hyde Park
The Hyde Park was acquired by Henry VIII from the monks in 1536 and they then used it as a private hunting area until James I came and limited access to this park. Charles I was the one who made it accessible for the general public in 1637. In 1665, Hyde Park was the main centre of people who were escaping from Great Plague disease and many people were gathered there during that time. Later in the 17th century, William III installed 300 oil lamps in the park to make it the first ever highway that was lit through artificial means, and later in 1815, Hyde park became a place for national celebrations.
The Hyde park itself is a huge park and one of the best attractions in the city, but there are other phenomenal attractions located near it.
Serpentine Gallery, Royal Albert Hall, Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Princess Diana Memorial Fountain & Green Park.
Tickets and Entry Requirements
Entry to the Hyde Park is free, but if you are going there to attend an event then the ticket prices for them vary. To check the event prices, contact the organizing committee of the respective event.
Events at Hyde Park
Hyde Park is famous for gathering a huge audience and this is why it is used for a number of musical and cultural festivals and events.
Hyde Park Operational Hours
Hyde Park opens from 5:00 am to midnight, 7 days a week.
The park organizers can be contacted by giving them a call, sending a fax or emailing them.
Phone: +44 20 7298 2100
Fax: +44 20 7402 3298
The Hyde Park is located at Bayswater Rd, and Park Ln, London W2, W1J 7BS, United Kingdom.
How to get There
Hyde Park can be accessed through 4 tube stations including Lancaster Gate and Marble Arch (Central Line), and Hyde Park Corner & Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line). All of them are located on different corners of the park and the park can be seen from the exit points of all the stations. If you are coming to Hyde Park Corner tube station as you exit from the station, you will find the entrance gate of Hyde Park across the road. View Map
Bus numbers 10, 74, 137, 414, N74 & N137 can be used to get in front of the park by using the bus stop Hyde Park Corner (Stop W).