Hyde Park Walks and Cycle Route
Enjoy a walk or cycle around this famous London Park. There is a cycle path running up from Hyde Park Corner through the park and along the Serpentine Lake. You can cross the Serpentine Bridge and return on the other side of the lake for a nice easy circular cycle ride. The cycle path also extends to Kensington Gardens, passing the Serpentine Gallery and Kensington Palace before finishing at the Diana Memorial Garden near Queensway tube station.
Cycle Superhighway 3 can also be used to extend your ride. The popular trail runs from nearby Lancaster Gate to Greatfields Park in Barking, passing several of the city's highlights on the way.
Walkers can enjoy miles of footpaths taking you through Hyde Park to Kensington gardens where you can visit the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain and Kensington Palace. There's 350 acres to explore with a rose garden, Italian garden, statues, fountains and the Round Pond. Other features include Speakers' Corner where you can listen to public debates and the ornate Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens.
To extend your walking in the area you can head east along the The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk and visit Green Park and the splendid St James's Park. The waymarked 60km Jubilee Greenway also passes through the park. The he circular trail takes you on a tour of London, visiting several of the capital's best parks. Cyclists could head south along London Cycle Route 5 to Belgravia and the River Thames where you will find Battersea Park on the other side of Chelsea Bridge.
You can virtually explore the park using the google street view link below!
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Hyde Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Hyde Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Hyde Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Hyde Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Walks near Hyde Park
- Kensington Gardens - This fine London park has a series of well laid out footpaths to follow
- Battersea Park - Enjoy a walk or cycle through this riverside park in London
- St James's Park - This park in central London is one of the finest and most popular parks in the capital
- Jubilee Greenway - This 37 mile (60km) circular walk was created to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee in 2012
- Holland Park - This walk takes you around the attractive Holland Park in Kensington, London.
- Cycle Superhighway 3 - The CS3 / Cycleway 3 cycle route runs from East London based Barking to to Lancaster Gate in central London
- Cycle Superhighway 7 - The CS7 cycle route runs from Cannon Street in the City of London to Colliers Wood in South London
The Lido Cafe is a great place to enjoy some refreshments after your excercise. There's a nice outdoor seating area where you can relax and enjoy a snack while enjoying views over the lovely Serpentine Lake. The cafe is located on the south side of the Serpentine, near the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.
The park is a great place for dog walking although there are some places where they are not allowed or should be kept on a lead. These are clearly indicated within each park and are usually ecologically sensitive sites, children's play areas, restaurants, cafes and some sports areas.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just west of Kensington Gardens there's Holland Park to explore. The historic park was formerly the grounds of a Jacobean mansion called Holland House. It's well worth a visit with beautiful gardens, wildlife rich woodland, a stunning Japanese garden with waterfalls and a nice cafe for refreshments.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Greater London Walks page.