4 Family Attractions around Hyde Park, London
Paying a visit to London will never be sensible without paying a visit to one of its greatest and largest of several parks which are connected to each other forming one large green lung in the center of the city. This place is known as the Hyde Park. The expectations here can never be disappointing. It is considered to be the greatest city parks in the world with thousands of trees, meadow and ornamental flower gardens characterizing the little heaven. The Hyde Park is always lively, with a frenzy of activities from swimming, ice skating to horse riding which people of all ages enjoy to the fullest. Some great hotels can be found near and around the park and one great example is the attractions near hotel Park Grand London Hyde Park; which makes it even more attractive to its guests. As if that’s not enough, the historical monuments, memorials and other fascinating sights will give you a complete picture of the most important sights in this vast London Park. Here is a look of the most amazing destination that will make a visit to Hyde Park a remarkable one!
This is one of the most recommended places suitable for a family hangout offering all sorts of activities that will keep you dazzled as you interact with hundreds of people from all over the world. This is a large artificial lake located at the south end of the Hyde Park whose construction was under the order of Queen Caroline, wife of King George II. The serpentine lido and the amazing paddling pool is absolutely amazing for both children and adults and the waterside tables is the ideal place to enjoy a snack or even dinner. The lake also boosts of the oldest swimming club-Serpentine Swimming Club- which offer one of the best facilities that will make your day.(image by what was that).
Princess of Wales (Diana) Memorial Fountain
This memorial fountain is composed of the famous Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk which takes the visitors through one of the most beautiful parks in the world featuring. The royal park resembles a stream which was designed by the American landscape famous architect Kathryn Gustafson, by use of advanced design techniques. The design aims to reflect Diana’s life as water flows from the highest point in two directions as it cascades, swirls and bubbles before meeting in a calm pool at the bottom. The Memorial also symbolizes Diana’s quality and openness and visitors will definitely feel at home resting in such a cool place.
This amazing place has a great history behind it and paying a visit to this amazing place will never disappoint you. The legalization of public assembly in the park led to establishment of Speakers’ Corner in 1872 where political and religious parties will have their say. To make it a livelier place, this park is frequented by skaters, bike riders as well as horse riders who make it such an eye catching destination for everyone.(image by DILAFA).
The Rose Garden
This is the most important part of the park where beauty is not enough to describe such an amazing and a heart stopping place. It is characterized by a plenty of flowers, long winding pergola and two fine mountains overlooking the open grassy area dotted with large trees. It is a place you can enjoy short informing hikes substituted with short dinner breaks that will wrap up your day in this amazing garden.
These are some of the features that make a visit to this place such an extra ordinary one. While still exploring London, take a look of the best sites you must not miss!
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