A Definite London Must See: Hyde Park

One of the things that I am looking forward to doing in London is seeing its world-renowned parks. There is a feeling of amusement and relaxation that comes from being in a park. These big green spaces can bring out the child in anyone.

I, for one, get the sudden urge to curl my toes on the ground while staring at the sky or reading a book, or just feel like running out into the open. The childhood association of parks with playtime has definitely been carried on to our adult life as one of the simplest yet most lovely ways to spend our downtime.


It’s no wonder that people flock to the Royal Parks of London. Hyde Park in particular seems to be a favorite among many. It is undoubtedly one of the greatest city parks in the world, with its vast size of 350 acres featuring a large lake, a meadow, flower garden, and immense greenery that can make you feel like it is a scene straight out of a story book.

Whether you are looking to have a picnic with your loved one or a have a fun game with your friends and family, there is something for everyone in Hyde Park. There are tennis courts, tracks for horse riding, a playground, and a couple of lakeside restaurants.


It is also situated between Notting Hill and Kensington, two fancy parts of London, which makes the properties around it a grand sight to behold. There are even 4 star hotels in Hyde Park that can make you feel quite fancy if you want to indulge in the atmosphere that this opulent venue gives off.


Depending on the season, a variety of concerts and other open air events are held in this park throughout the year. You’ll find something to enjoy here – whether you are a music fan looking to see it all – from up and coming bands to prominent musical acts like the Rolling Stones, or one to simply sit and listen to some of London’s most vocal orators at the Speaker’s Corner every Sunday.


During the colder months, I was told that simply admiring its important landmarks and statues can be a treat.  You can see the beautiful Diana Memorial Fountain or the 18ft bronze statue of Achilles, the Greek hero of the Trojan War, and many more.  There is even ice-skating late in the year!

That being said, this is definitely a place that I am putting in my to-do list for London. With life passing by in such a rush because of the responsibilities of everyday life, I think it is healthy to every once in a while rekindle the wonder and amusement of your inner child, even if it’s just as simple as lying on the grass in a beautiful park.


Have you been to a park lately? What have you done to unwind recently? Write it in the comments below or tweet us @mscareergirl!

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