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IS HYDE PARK IN LONDON REALLY WORTH VISITING?

A nice green space in London, but watch out for the Deck-Chair Police!

Hyde Park does have some nice walking paths

A much-needed oasis for some amongst the hustle and bustle of London, Hyde Park is spread over 145 acres. It is sometimes used as a concert venue and has hosted numerous events over the years, the most famous being The Great Exhibition of 1851.

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A very pretty European-style sculpture – basically anything which involves nakedness!

During a visit to London, I decided to see what all the fuss was about and go and explore. I have to admit, I was really underwhelmed. Hyde Park is simply just that – a park! There isn’t too much that is regal or special about it. It’s just a large green space where the locals and tourists go to sit on the grass and eat their lunch or catch up with friends.

This is a really cool statue of Achilles from ancient Greek myths. The person on the bike stood at the base, really shows off its scale.

After walking around all day, I was pretty tired, so after finding some comfy-looking deck chairs near the lake, I decided to sit for a short rest. You would have thought that I had been sitting on a sun lounger at a popular beach on the Costa Del Sol, in Spain as some authoritative looking men came over and tried to charge an exuberant fee, just to sit on

Be warned of the ‘Deck-Chair Police’ if you want to sit here…

them. I honestly thought that they were free for the public to enjoy. So make sure you only sit on the grass unless you are willing to part with a month’s salary because the “Deck-Chair-Police” (as I call them) will be straight over to charge you if you make the same mistake I did!

Anyway, I didn’t want to pay, so instead, I went for a wander around to check out the sights. It’s no Central Park in New York, where you’re spoilt for things to see and do. I managed to locate a couple of nice paths lined with plants and a lake which has a memorial to the late Princess Diana, but other than this, I can’t write much more about it as there isn’t much else to say, unfortunately.

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Thanks for reading my post on my adventures in Hyde Park, London. Despite having a little break from the crowds, I was so disappointed with this space. It could be so much more. Having visited other beautiful gardens around the world, I would have thought there would be different sections like a formal garden or Japanese gardens, etc. But for London’s main garden, it was very dull. Then the ‘deck-chair’ police wanted to charge me for sitting down on a chair? Erm… no thanks! Is there something I’m missing about Hyde Park? Are there other nice areas to explore here that I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments below.

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2 thoughts on “IS HYDE PARK IN LONDON REALLY WORTH VISITING?

  1. Thanks for the tip on the lawn chairs. Never knew that this would be so strictly monitored. LOL!! 🙂

    1. It’s quite funny now when I look back on it, but I wasn’t impressed at the time as I was on a tight budget. They really are so strict LOL it’s crazy! Thanks so much for reading 🙂

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