Hyde Park is London’s largest royal park, with a nine-curve lake (also known as the Serpentine Lake) in the middle, where you can rent a boat and row on the lake. There are always many people rowing, chatting and sunbathing, which is very pleasant. Before the journal, you need to know Hyde park things to do.
How to get to Hyde Park?
Because Hyde Park is very large, depending on which part you want to go to, you can enter and exit through different entrances. For example, if you want to go to the famous Speaker’s Corner or Marble Arch, you can get off at Bond Street Station and walk for about 5-10 minutes.
If you want to go to the Nine-Curve Lake to take a look, the nearest subway station is Knightbridge, and the second nearest is Hyde Park Corner. Near this station is the Hard Rock Cafe restaurant we eat. Going in the opposite direction of Hyde Park is Green Park and Buckingham Palace.
If you want to go to Kensington Palace, you can get off at High Street Kensington, Notting Hill Gate or Queensway subway station. After passing Kensington Palace and Kensington Park, you can reach Hyde Park (but it takes a long time).
On the Hyde Park Corner side, you can take a picture of the Achilles memorial Statue.
Walking along the road all the way to the Nine-Curve Lake, there are often many swans gathering here waiting for people to throw food to them. Some people will bring bread to feed the swans. It is said that the swans (and the Thames and the riverside) near here belong to the property of the Queen of England. Every year, they will also take the swan census officer to hug the swan to weigh, check the health of the swan, etc. It is really interesting.
Hyde Park Boating
Because there is a large lake in Hyde Park, there is also “boating” entertainment here! Hyde Park’s boating is a bit like the swan boat in Beitou, Taipei. Although the lake looks very clear, you can’t swim in it!
After walking around Hyde Park, cross the bridge along W Carriage Dr towards the Royal Albert Hall.
Before walking from Hyde Park to the Royal Albert Hall, you will pass the Albert Memorial. This memorial was built by Queen Victoria to commemorate her husband, Prince Albert. It is a very Gothic large memorial statue, with a golden statue of Prince Albert inside. It took 10 years to build and cost the equivalent of 10 million pounds in today’s money, which shows its exquisite and magnificent degree.
Facing the Albert Memorial is the Royal Albert Hall, a very famous art landmark in London. The most famous event is the annual Summer Music Concert. It is also a very popular concert venue, and almost all the popular singers in the world have held concerts here. However, when we came, half of the music hall was under renovation, so it covered with white cloth and only half of the music hall was photographed.
I don’t know if it is to match the color of the Royal Albert Hall, but the houses nearby are mainly red-brown walls (or this is the architectural feature of this area, I am not sure). At dusk, when the sun shines, the whole area is red, which is very unreal and beautiful!
There are many interesting sights in London. When you walk around, you will find many fun in this beautiful city!
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