If forced to choose between a visit to any of London’s parks, head to Hyde Park. Perhaps it’s not the most beautiful, but it’s a huge wild green space—a former Royal hunting ground, like many London parks. Here also is the genteel-looking Serpentine Gallery, which belies its mild-mannered appearance with contemporary art exhibitions and has a new architectural pavilion outside every year. You can also swim in the nearby Serpentine Lido on summer days, or go boating on the river. In Kensington Gardens there is the magical Princess Diana Memorial Playground, complete with pirate ship, and the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, laid out like a stream and where crowds of people dabble their toes in the summertime.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 05:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries
- Nearest Train: Hyde Park Corner