While Hyde Park will provide plenty of attractions, fun activities, iconic landmarks and historical sites, you may also want to explore other nearby attractions. Here are some of the choices available.
Oxford Street, located next to Marble Arch, is one of the busiest shopping streets in Europe. It is home to over 300 shops and receives more than half a million visitors annually. The street also hosts the city’s largest display of Christmas festivities lights.
The Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace are adjacent to the Park. Here you can feast your eyes on unique statues, the iconic Palace, and picturesque fountains. The Palace was built in 1680 during the reign of King William III. It has been called home by various royals in British history. It was also the birthplace of the grandmother of Queen Elizabeth, while Queen Victoria was born and ascended to the throne at the Palace. It has recently been home to Princess Margaret, sister to the current queen, and Princess Diana called it home.
Royal Albert Hall and Memorial
Queen Victoria commissioned the Albert Memorial to commemorate her husband, who died aged 42 because of typhoid. Other attractions nearby are the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum near the park, and they are all free to access.
While Hyde Park has plenty to offer, there are also some exciting attractions nearby you may look at.