Gardens and Parks of London
Royal Parks of London
Hyde Park

Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in London, and one of the Royal Parks of London.
The park is divided in two by the Serpentine and the Long Water.
The park is contiguous with Kensington Gardens; although often still assumed to be part of Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens has been technically separate since 1728, when Queen Caroline made a division between the two.
Hyde Park covers 142 hectares (350 acres) and Kensington Gardens covers 111 hectares (275 acres) giving an overall area of 253 hectares (625 acres).
The park was the site of the Great Exhibition of 1851, for which the Crystal Palace was designed by Joseph Paxton.
The park has become a traditional location for mass demonstrations. The Chartists, the Reform League, the Suffragettes, and the Stop the War Coalition have all held protests in the park. Many protesters on the Liberty and Livelihood March in 2002 started their march from Hyde Park. On 20 July 1982 in the Hyde Park and Regents Park bombings, two bombs linked to the Provisional Irish Republican Army caused the death of eight members of the Household Cavalry and the Royal Green Jackets and seven horses.

Address Hyde Park
  London, W2 2UH
Open 6.00 to midnight
  More Information-Royal Parks Website