Hyde Park

About Hyde Park

Hyde Park, the second largest of four Royal Parks, is a major park in the south of Central London. It is composed of four Grass courtyards surrounded by parkland. Serpentine and Long Water lakes are located at the centre. The east side is delimited by a border formerly defined by North Terrace. Hyde Park Corner is not part of Hyde Park but a major pedestrian-only intersection within it.

It extends from Kensington Gardens in the north to Kensington Palace in the south. Hyde Park Corner is the location of the Royal Academy of Music.

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History of Hyde Park


Henry VIII created the first public garden in his park in 1536. The park became known for its royal hunting grounds. Its popularity as a public park, however, did not take off until Charles II opened the Green Park to the public. The park was quickly remade by Queen Caroline, among the biggest improvements. They included real tennis, bowls, croquet, and a copy of The Crystal Palace. Much of the sports and pastimes that now characterise the park were added during this time. Large public gatherings, such as the Exhibition, took place in the park. 

Hyde Park is a major venue for numerous jubilees and public festivities. It's the location where King George V, the Queen, and their younger daughter, Princess Elizabeth, prefer to stay and get some fresh air. The prince and princess were close to the mother because she was a well-educated middle-class Victorian who taught him about science and reading. When he was away from his parents, he was at the uprising. He was tutored at home by his nanny and grew up away from the servants in Cadogan House. Even when he was a prince, Diana didn't sit at the dining table in the Royal Enclosure, because he and her parents shared the meal. They didn't have a maid on royal visits, nor did they have a direct telephone number for her mother. The princess and a continuous ballet

One of the most important events in Hyde Park was the Great Exhibition of 1851. When the Crystal Palace was moved to London to the park in 1851, people didn’t want to put the building in their gardens after the exhibition was over. The modern architectural centrepiece was demolished and, in a larger gesture, relocated to Switzerland. Another significant event was the Victoria Cross investiture, held on June 26th 1857 in Hyde Park. The Revered Prince Albert and the future crowned Prince Consort and Kaiser Friedrich William II both attended and decorated 62 Sikh soldiers.Hyde Park is known for the annual Winter Wonderland event which attracts millions of visitors every year with Christmas-themed markets, among other things.There are also rides and attractions, as well as bars and restaurants. The event spans several weeks in the late December to early January, and is attended by millions of people.


Speakers' Corner


Perhaps the most famous place for people to talk about their thoughts and feelings in London is Hyde Park. Speakers' Corner from the 19th century up to the present day has provided a place for long reformists, print radicals, Naziphiles and Irish nationalists. Many fragments of history converge here over the years. For example, in 1832, one of the most significant 19th-century momentum demonstrations began in Hyde Park. In the 19th century, the park was the scene of hundreds of protests for educational reform, while the Chartists gathered here for conferences and political rallies.


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