Spread over 350 acres, Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in London and is also one of the Royal Parks of London along with Kensington Gardens. It was opened to the public in 1635. Some of the key attractions at Hyde Park are the Serpentine, a lake that is popular for boating and swimming, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial, the Speaker’s Corner, a traditional forum for free speech and the Hyde Park Riding Stables, which is England’s most famous equestrian centre for over 300 years.
Hyde Park Corner, London’s busiest junction, leads to the Buckingham Palace, The Royal Albert Hall, The Victoria and Albert Museum as well as the shopping areas of Marble Arch and Oxford Street. Hyde Park also hosts many music concerts during the year.