When King Henry VIII and his court were thundering across Hyde Park in 1536 in pursuit of deer and wild boar, it would have been difficult to visualise that years later the noble art of tai chi would be peacefully performed among the trees in the early morning, and the Italianate tenor of Pavarotti would echo across the park, applauded by vast audiences. Over 7 million visitors visit Hyde Park each year. There's something for everyone in Hyde Park, from swimming and boating in the Serpentine to concerts and exhibitions. Hyde Park is open all year round and is readily accessible by public transport.
Selected reviews for this venue:
Parking question not applicable. Speakers to the left and right of stage were smack bang in the middle of the screens therefore blocking view!? Other than that it was great
Black Sabbath (08/07/14) - Brilliant
This was an excellent event, with some great bands and a brilliant atmosphere. I was really impressed with the smooth organisation but felt that the drink/food element required similar customer focus.
Manuel Corti, 08/07/14
Wolfmother (08/07/14) - wolfmother bst hyde park
Lots of fans couldnt see the band because of the small venue chosen within Hyde Park. That caused frustration and anger for many people that couldnt attend the show.
beverley turney, 16/07/13
The Rolling Stones (16/07/13) - rolling stones hyde park
This event was so well put together the people working on site were wonderful, helpful and happy. We loved the concert, it was a dream come true. There was no trouble at the event even though there were thousands of people. I would recommend all my friends to come to future events at this park especially as now I know how well put together these events are.
Thank you Hyde Park and all involved; great job done.
Address: Hyde Park
If you are using a mobile device, the postcode for the park is W2 2UH, but note this is for guidance only as the park covers a large area.
The tube stations that surround Hyde Park are:
Lancaster Gate (Central Line) Marble Arch (Central Line) Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line) Knightsbridge (Picadilly Line)
North London: 6, 7, 10, 16, 52, 73, 82, 390, 414
South London: 2, 36, 137, 436
West London: 9, 10, 14, 19, 22, 52, 74, 148, 414
East London: 8, 15, 30, 38, 274
Pay and Display
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday - Saturday
£2.40 per hour (60p per 15 minutes, 4 hours maximum stay)
Sunday and Public Holidays
£1.40 per hour (35p per 15 minutes, no maximum stay)
Disabled badge holders and motor cyclists park free of charge but are subject to 4 hours maximum stay Monday to Saturday.
No coaches or commercial vehicles.
Parking on double yellow lines is not permitted at any time. Excess charge: £80; 50% reduction for payment within 14 days
In case of difficulties ring 08433 571 557 Monday - Friday during office hours or 07793 697 584 outside these times
To pay an Excess Charge Notice call 0845 270 4591, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Liberty Drives - a free mobility service in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
Liberty Drives provides free mobility for anyone who finds it difficult to see all 760 acres of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. There are 7 pick up locations around the parks.
Electric buggies with wheelchair facilities, each seating five people glide around the parks providing half hour rides. It is also possible to be dropped off at a favourite place and be picked up later.
This scheme is supported by donations from the community and operated by volunteer drivers. Groups of people can be catered for by arrangement.
Liberty Drives operates May through to October. Due to the London 2012 Games in Hyde Park, Liberty Drives will not be operating from 25 July - 13 August 2012.
Contact Richard Briggs OBE, Chairman of Hyde Park Appeal, Tel. +44 (0)7767 498 096
For further information visit the Liberty Drives website.