The City of London has a perhaps surprising amount of open space available to locals and visitors to get away from the busy city life to relax and take some time in a slower paced lifestyle.
Hyde Park is the largest of the Royal Parks. Famed for historically being a place of political debate, being home to Speaker's Corner where anyone has the right to speak about any topic they wish to discuss. With figures such as Karl Marx, Vladamir Lenin and George Orwell having spoken here amongst countless others, you may well find it worth a visit.
More recently, Hyde Park has become known for it's staging of music concerts, having had such massive acts as the Rolling Stones, Queen, Blur and Paul McCartney play there over the years. The park also plays host to London's "Winter Wonderland" festival, an annual event where the park is filled with Christmas themed attractions and trade stalls on the banks of the Serpentine, one of the two beautiful lakes found within the park.
Follow the Map link below to see all parks on an easy to use map of London. Do check their web site before you visit as you may find that they are having a special event or exhibition. You can find a link to their web site on our detailed information page.