Get Sporty in Hyde Park


    For many, staying fit and healthy is a massive part of day-to-day life, even when they are away on holiday. A morning jog or an early session in the gym can be the perfect way to set yourself up for a day of sightseeing; it keeps you fresh and gets you energised for the day ahead.

    But there’s no need to seek out a sweaty gym when you have a whole host of exercise options right on your doorstep. If you are staying at our Park Grand Kensington hotel, you are perfectly placed to enjoy the many facilities of Hyde Park.

    Here’s what you can get up to in the great outdoors of Hyde Park.


    The simplest way to enjoy Hyde Park and stay fit is to run through or around it. Its circumference is almost six miles around – 10 km – making it the ideal distance for a morning jog. Adding on the run from the Park Grand Kensington hotel, the run would be more like eight miles. Of course, you don’t have to do a full circuit if you don’t want to!


    During the warmer months, the Serpentine Lake in the heart of Hyde Park opens its Lido section so that it’s possible to go for a swim in the famous city centre body of water.

    From May until September you can swim a few lengths in one of the world’s greatest parks – it’s open between 10am until 6pm and if you are thinking of bringing the little ones along, there’s also a safe paddling pool area.

    The prices are as follows:

    Adult – £4.60 (£4.10 after 4pm) – concession is £3.60

    Child – £1.60 (£1.10 after 4pm)

    Family Ticket – two adults and up to four children – £10.50 or £9 after 4pm

    Getting there

    To get to Hyde Park from the hotel, all you need to do is take the Piccadilly line from Earl’s Court Underground station to Knightsbridge Underground station. From here, the park is a short walk away (walk north until you see the park).