for hotels near the Hyde Park Olympic Venue
One of the most beautiful and well-known parks in London right alongside Kensington Gardens and covering a huge area. You have got to check out Speakers Corner (located in the northeast corner near Marble Arch), the Diana, Princess of Wales memorial, an oval stone ring fountain opened on 6 July 2004, the Holocaust Memorial and the steel pillars to commemorate recent terrorist attacks. Another popular attraction is the botanical curiosity that is the Weeping Beech, which is cherished as the upside-down tree.
There are many facilities in Hyde Park, cafes, restaurants, playgrounds, an education centre for children to learn about the surrounding wildlife. You can rent out one of the rowing and pedal boats which operate on the famous Serpentine and watch out for the Solarshuttle, which glides silently across the lake powered only by the sun.
Hyde Park is also renowned for some amazing concerts which have featured Queen, Blur and Madonna is scheduled to perform in July 2012. The park will also host the triathlon and the some open water swimming events. Hyde Park is in London's West End
, and will be the grandstand area for both the Triathlon and Marathon Swimming events.
How to get there:
National Rail - London Paddington and London Victoria are within walking distance of Hyde Park.
London Underground - Stations located within 10 minutes of Hyde Park - Hyde Park Corner on the Piccadilly line; Marble Arch on the Central line; Green Park on the Victoria, Piccadilly and Jubilee lines; Knightsbridge on the Piccadilly line; and Paddington on the Bakerloo, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines.
Hyde Park is one of London's most popular destinations so make sure you don't miss out on that Gold Medal accommodation by booking into one of our hotels - The Leonard, Hazlitts Hotel, The Beaufort Hotel, The Langham Hotel, Abbey Court Hotel, Hilton Park Lane, Egerton House Hotel, or Hilton London Hyde Park.