Visitors to London are often surprised to find such a sprawling, green space right in the middle of the city when they see Hyde Park, which is one of central London’s largest parks. Come summertime, locals and tourists can be found lounging on the grass and it is used as the venue for several open air events.
By far the quickest way to get around London is to hop onto an underground train. Guests staying at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London looking to get to Hyde Park should head for Marble Arch underground station near the hotel and get off at the Hyde Park Corner station, right by Hyde Park.
Concerts in Hyde Park
Hyde Park is famous for being home to the Speakers Corner, where opinionated Londoners hold forth on a variety of topics and is the catalyst for many a lively debate.
Hyde Park has always been a popular concert venue. Live8 took place here and it is the regular venue for the outdoor classical concert Proms in the Park. Acts like the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Queen and Sir Paul McCartney have entertained crowds here.
Formally owned by the monarchy, Hyde Park is one of four parks that sit side by side and lead up to Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s London residence.
Staying at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London
After a day spent exploring London’s parks, return to the Radisson Blu Portland Hotel’s sumptuous surroundings. For the perfect way to wind up the day, relax with a refreshment at the Portman & Lounge before dining at the hotel’s Corner Restaurant.