Hyde Park is an expansive, historic park that’s home to stunning botany exhibits and treasures of public statues and sculptures. Located in Central London, Hyde Park has been a hotspot for political debates, demonstrations and concerts featuring prominent bands and musicians.

As one of London's most popular attractions, Hyde Park receives millions of visitors each year, especially during events. On average, visitors spend 2 to 3 hours walking around the park to see the statuary and gardens. In warm seasons, families and couples often come to the park for picnics and sightseeing.

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Highlights of Hyde Park

Hyde Park is filled with historic sites and beautiful works of art, starting with the Grand Entrance. The Wellington Arch features iconic columns, bronze and iron features and a frieze of naval and military triumphal processions that create a majestic transition into the park.

You’ll find many other notable statues and gardens in the park, including the Crystal Palace, the Diana, Princess of Wales memorial, the Holocaust Memorial and a formal rose garden. You’ll find an assortment of other unusual sculptures throughout the park, including Still Water, a massive horse head drinking water, and Jelly Baby Family, a collection of Jelly Babies on top of a black cube.

Good to know for visiting Hyde Park

Hyde Park is a vast park with a lot of notable landmarks and attractions, so you could stretch your visit into a few days. If you only have one day to see the park, however, plan your itinerary to ensure you see all the highlights. If there's an event scheduled, plan on more visitors and arrive early.

With its location in Central London, you'll have plenty of other attractions to see after your visit to the park. Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the British Museum and the Natural History Museum are all nearby.

Hyde Park in London

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