What’s going on at Hyde Park this summer?


    Out of the many fine open spaces London has to offer, Hyde Park has to be one of the most popular. This vast area of greenery has long been the focal point for Londoners to gather in when the sun is shining, and with summer well on its way, you can rest assured the park’s fine fields will be filled with people, relaxing in the warm weather.

    As well as being a fantastic place to just chill out in the sunshine, Hyde Park is also a venue in its own right with many great events taking place here throughout 2015. There will be sporting events, music festivals and much more besides, so why not see what’s happening down at Hyde Park this summer?

    CLAPA Hyde Park Sponsored Walk – 9th May

    A great day out in London for an excellent cause. Suitable for all ages, this family walk is ideal for people who want to get out and enjoy the surroundings of Hyde Park all in aid of the Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA). Registration is a mere £5 and the walk sets of from the Bandstand at 11am on the morning of the 9th.

    Vitality World Triathlon London – 31st May

    Fancy watching people put themselves to the test in a grueling triple threat of events? If the answer is yes then the Vitality World Triathlon London is the ideal event for you.

    Some of the world’s best athletes take part in this fantastic sporting event, which sees them tackle a 15km bike ride, 400m swim in the Serpentine and a 2.5km run – added together, this takes its toll on even the fittest of bodies.

    It’s a great event to watch and it’s completely free, so you’ve got no excuse not to head down this May!

    Steps for Jo’s: The London 5 and 10 – 14th June

    To celebrate Cervical Screening Awareness Week (CSAW), Hyde Park will once again be transformed into a sporting area as runners of all levels tackle 5km and 10km runs. A great day out whether you’re running yourself or just cheering on a loved one.

    Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park – 18th June onwards

    This festival is set to take place over the course of of two weekends, seeing some of the very biggest stars grace the stage in the heart of London. This is by far the biggest event of the summer for Hyde Park and the line up is as amazing as ever.

    Thursday June 18th, will see iconic indie band The Strokes fire through their impressive back catalogue from Someday to Machu Picchu. Then, on Saturday June 20th, Blur will return for an epic gig that’s sure to reignite the Britpop era in London. On Sunday June 21th, Kylie Minogue will be Spinning Around on stage working her way through a host of incredible classic hits.

    The following weekend (Friday June 26th), rock fanatics will be queueing up to see The Who smash their way through another high energy set and then, one of the hottest acts in the world of music right now, Taylor Swift will be bringing her brand of sugar-sweet pop-country to London on Saturday June 27th – this is set to be one of the biggest music events of the summer.

    Getting to Hyde Park

    For those of you thinking “but how on earth do I get to this verdant paradise?”, locating Hyde Park could not be easier. Dotted around the park’s perimeter, you will find a number of Underground Stations. This means you can pretty much get to the park from most parts of central London with ease – perfect for fitting other parts of the city into your itinerary.

    However, if you are merely interested in getting from your glorious Park Grand Kensington hotel to the hallowed turf of Hyde Park then just follow these easy steps.

    On foot: Walk north-east on Hogarth Road until you reach Knaresborough Place. Turn right here and continue until you reach Cromwell Rd/A4. Turn right here and continue along the same path until you reach the Natural History Museum on your left. Take the left immediately after the museum named Exhibition Road and continue all the way up into the park. This road takes you right into the very heart of Hyde Park where you will find the Serpentine Lake.

    By London Underground: Turn right out of your hotel and walk straight down Hogarth Road until you reach Earl’s Court Underground Station. Here, take the Piccadilly Line eastbound to Knightsbridge. Once you get of the Tube, you can walk directly up to the park.