Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in London and one of the Royal Parks. 350 acres of beautiful green space right in the heart of London. Many people head to Hyde Park to relax and enjoy the green spaces. You can visit a number of famous memorials including the most recent one, Diana’s memorial, an oval stone ring of moving water.
The park was created in 1536 by Henry VIII for hunting. He had acquired the park from the monks of Westminster Abbey. It was opend to the public 100 years later in 1637 by King Charles I. The parks current layout was planned by architect Decimus Burton in 1825 and now houses over 4,000 trees, a large lake, a meadow and a number of ornamental flower gardens.
Over the years it became a venue for national celebration. Prince Regent organised fireworks to mark the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1814. The Great Exhibition was held there and in 1977 a Silver Jubilee Exhibition was held in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s 25 years on the throne.
Today there is always plenty of events going on. If you want to see whats happening today or in the next few days or weeks, click here.
Those looking for hotels near Hyde Park might like to consider us. Chiswick Rooms is a boutique hotel which is just 20 minutes by bus or 30 minutes on the tube. Many people book with us when visiting London because of our location and cost. We are affordable meaning you have more money to enjoy the city with.
Originally Chiswick Rooms was 2 Georgian townhouses. They have been converted into 33 bedrooms for guests. We are a 4-star guest accommodation accredited by the London Tourist Board in a great location. You can find us on Goldhawk Road in-between Chiswick High Road and Kings Street. Our guests are both business and leisure travelers with many. Guests will find our friendly 24-hour reception team always at hand offering great customer service. The rooms to choose from are either a single, compact double, normal double or twin. All our en-suite guest rooms offer free wi-fi, mini-fridge, iPod docking station, flat LCD TV, European sockets and free local and national calls to UK numbers. Complimentary tea and coffee facilities, and the use of handy Smartphone.
As well as being close to Hyde Park we are also close to many of London’s great tourist attractions such as the Natural History Museum, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Also, both airports (Gatwick and Heathrow) are also in close proximity.
So if you are looking for hotels near Hyde Park why not consider us in your search. Those wanting a home away from home feel then Chiswick Rooms is a great choice for you.