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Hyde Park, London

Royal Park in London, United Kingdom
Hyde Park: Rotten Row

Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in central London, England and one of the Royal Parks of London, famous for its Speakers' Corner. It is the largest of the four Royal Parks.

The park is divided in two by the Serpentine Lake. Hyde Park is 350 acres (1.4 km²), together with Kensington Gardens (275 acres, 1.1 km²) that is in the immediate neighbourhood the parks have an overall area of 625 acres (2.5 km²).

The park was the site of The Great Exhibition of 1851, for which the Crystal Palace was designed.

The park has become a traditional place for mass demonstrations.

In 1982, four soldiers were killed in a PIRA bombing.

The Serpentine, viewed from the eastern end

ReferencesEdit

  • Room, Adrian. Brewer's Names, Cassell, London, 1992. ISBN 0-304-34077-4

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