The Very Best of Hyde Park for 2017
More than 350 million people – locals and tourists – flock to Hyde Park each year and it’s easy to understand why. Whether you plan visit the famous landmarks from the Rose Garden, Serpentine Lake or the Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Fountain, or for one of the many recreational activities including open water swimming, boating, cycling or tennis, there’s something for everyone.
If that’s not enough, Hyde Park also plays host to a series of international events across the summer months. The expert concierge team at our five star hotel in Chelsea, just a short walk from Hyde Park itself, has shared some of their ‘must see’ events.
Renowned as one of the world’s greatest classical music events, BBC Proms in the Park brings in visitors from across the globe. Frequented by famous faces and a firm favourite event with members of the Royal Family, Proms in the Park provides a classical music experience to remember in one of London’s most iconic locations.
Various dates between March – September
Throughout the summer months Hyde Park invites visitors in to meet the creatures that inhabit its royal space. One of the property’s newest walks will take you on a journey through the park’s unique flora and fauna as you discover the animals of Hyde Park, both past and present. If you are lucky, you might even get the chance to take a peek inside the horses’ stables.
If you are a royalist at heart, why not celebrate the Queen’s birthday in Hyde Park? When is this? Can we time reference it? Gun salutes run throughout the year, however, the one taking place on her majesty’s big day is set to be a special affair and is not to be missed. Where would they go for this bit?
Rowing along the Serpentine on a glorious summer’s day is hard to beat. Grab an oar – and perhaps a summer hat, depending on the weather – and while away the afternoon, meandering along the idyllic lake. Perhaps, once you’ve worked up an appetite, you can relax and indulge in a luxury afternoon tea experience at the Draycott Hotel in Chelsea, just a short walk from the Royal Park.
30th June – 8th July
Hyde Park will open its gates to host another weekend of show stopping performances from some music greats. With a strong line up of old favourites and contemporary artists alike, Hyde Park will come alive this summer with the sounds of Stevie Nicks, The Lumineers, Phil Collins and Tom Petty, plus many, many more. You will need to book tickets soon, however, as these events are very popular.
If you would like to spend an afternoon or two exploring the delights of Hyde Park in the summer, then you might want to stay close by. Our 5 star hotel in Chelsea is a quintessentially British establishment, located in the heart of the Royal Borough’s Sloane Square.
Our 5 star hotel in Chelsea is a quintessentially British establishment, located in the heart of the Royal Borough’s Sloane Square and a great place to explore Hyde Park. If you want to experience more of Chelsea you can wander around the Farmers’ Market on Duke of York Square, indulging in strawberries and cream along one of the boutiques along Pavilion Road or sip on a cool glass of Pimm’s outside one of the many boutique bars dotted along the King’s Road.