Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens

Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens

Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens

       Hyde Park (together with Kensington Gardens, whose land was originally part of the park) was bought by King Henry VIII in 1536 and covers an area of 250 hectares. The park and gardens are popular with Londoners and tourists alike, who love the wide open spaces and atmosphere of the countryside very near some of the city's most famous shopping areas.
Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens

       The park's recreation facilities include bowling greens. tennis courts, a children's playground and cycle paths. The Serpentine, an 11-hectare lake, offers rowing, canoeing, swimming and fishing. Rotten Row. a wide track still used for horse-riding, is over 500 years old and was the first road in Britain to have street lights at night. At Speakers' Corner, crowds gather to listen to people giving speeches about all sorts of (often eccentric) subjects.
Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens

       Kensington Gardens, with its quiet gardens and two playgrounds, is a popular place to take children, who can also sail model boats on the Round Pond and watch puppet shows in the summer.
Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens

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