Hide away in Hyde Park
The stunning royal Hyde Park is one of London’s landmarks and a major attraction for millions of locals and tourists each year. Its colourful history and amazing landscapes make this captivating haven a relaxing, entertaining and beautiful location to visit. By staying at Fraser Suites Queens Gate all of this is just a short 15-minute walk away.
Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in the capital, as well as being labelled as one of the eight Royal Parks of London, and has almost 400 years of history since being founded in 1634. Encompassing an area that stretches over 65 tranquil acres, with over 4,000 trees, a lake, and exquisite flower arrangements, Hyde Park is the perfect place to relax this summer, and you may very well forget that you’re in the heart of one of the world’s busiest cities.
Many are surprised to learn that the royal park covers an impressive 350 acres and proud to also be home to a number of famous landmarks including the Serpentine Lake, Speakers' Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. Visitors can partake in countless recreational activities including open water swimming, boating, cycling, tennis and horse riding.
Things to explore around Hyde Park London
Those with mobility issues can also find a free mobility service at the park (from May to October) - Liberty Drives provides free mobility for anyone who finds it difficult to see all 760 acres of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. There are 7 pick-up locations around the parks which allow you to marvel at the stunning gardens and explore the park. Electric buggies with wheelchair facilities, each seating five people glide around the parks providing half-hour rides. Or, if you want to spend some time in a favourite place ask to be dropped off and arrange to be picked up later to allow you to enjoy your time there.
So, where to start? There is so much to see and do and events take place weekly in the park – it may be worth checking out this handy what’s on guide before you visit. Otherwise, you can escape the noise and bustling city streets by leisurely strolling through the gardens and enjoying the calming surroundings.
Crowds flock to numerous concerts and festivals during the warmer summer months such as the renowned British Summertime Festival – the park is the perfect location for a lovely summer’s day out. You can enjoy a leisurely game of tennis, a spot of rowing or pedal boating on the famous Serpentine River which borders the grounds. If you have younger children with you on your visit, there are plenty of exciting play-parks to keep them amused and entertained.
Forthcoming events for 2017 include charity sports runs, guided nature walks, horticultural and wildlife events, bird watching classes and walking tours around the park.
Monuments to discover and explore
Hype Park is probably best known for its remarkable fountains, memorials and statues dedicated to the history of the British people, remembering those involved in war and conflict, Princess Diana and the late Queen Mother. Each one is unique and fitting to their location, well worth spending a few minutes to reflect on their bespoke designs.
It’s also worthwhile taking time to stop by Speaker’s Corner – a traditional spot where anyone can voice their opinions. Public speaking has been happening at this site since the mid-1800s when protests took place in Hyde Park. Former speakers here include figures such as George Orwell, Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin.
Relax and refill with a refreshing beverage and snack
Hyde Park has a variety of cafes, restaurants and kiosks to choose from offering everything from ice creams and sandwiches to three-course meals. Look out for the Serpentine Bar and Kitchen with its large alfresco dining area. Plan your visit by downloading the map via the official website.
Hotels near Hyde Park London - staying at Fraser Suites
Our perfect central London location, only a 15-minute walk from the famous park, makes us the ideal location to stay if you’re visiting Hyde Park this summer. Alternatively, take a taxi from our serviced apartments and you will reach the park in around 6 minutes – our reception staff will be delighted to help arrange this for you.
We’ve got the location, quality and comfort
Stay in luxury award-winning apartments near Hyde Park with Fraser Suites Queens Gate. If you’re in the city and visiting with your family, we recommend staying in one of our two bedroom apartments which are designed to suit the needs of those travelling with families, with each suite coming with two double bedrooms, a spacious living area, as well as a modern and well-furnished kitchenette. Set in the heart of the Kensington area of the city, Fraser Suites Queens Gate comprises stunning Victorian architecture with a timeless classic charm reminiscent of the 19th-century heritage and ambience. Having recently undergone a major refurbishment, the Gold-Standard serviced residence stands elegant and regal with exquisite tall pillars and soaring ceilings.
Every aspect of your stay has been considered from the home entertainment system in each suite to complimentary Wi-Fi, personal safe – we’ve created a home from home for you to enjoy in the heart to the capital – keep your fitness up to speed in our exclusive guest-only gymnasium. Start your day in the best possible way with a delicious breakfast from The Dining Room. Choose from the breakfast buffet or continental breakfast or opt for fresh pastries with delicious coffee.
Make your reservation with us now to enjoy our stunning serviced apartments near Hyde Park, London and explore all that this beautiful area has to offer.