One of London’s finest landscapes covering 350 acres, Hyde Park was opened to the general public by Charles I in 1637. Prior to that it was originally acquired by Henry VIII in 1536; he and his court were often to be seen on thundering steeds in the hunt for deer.
Hyde Park is a vast open green space right in the heart of London, where there’s something for everyone. From recreational activities such open water swimming and boating on the Serpentine Lake to concerts and exhibitions in the summer months. It’s also home to a number of famous landmarks including Speakers' Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.
Millions of Londoners and tourists visit Hyde Park every year and as the charity for London’s eight amazing Royal Parks, we’re here to make sure that everyone can enjoy the Park now and in the future.
Find out where your support goes
The Isis Education Centre
Made possible by the support of Halcyon Gallery and many more generous donors, the Isis Education Centre at The LookOut, Hyde Park welcomes children, adults and community groups alike and introduces them to the natural world in the heart of the city.
Designed by artists and local communities, these amazing deckchairs have brought art into the Parks and raised thousands of pounds to support the Royal Parks, thanks to generous support from Bloomberg.
Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon
Raising millions for charities, helping thousands look after their health and wellbeing through exercise, this 13.1 mile run races through four Royal Parks every October.
Isis in Hyde Park
Created by sculptor Simon Gudgeon and donated by Halcyon Gallery, Isis brings art into the Park and through 1,000 dedicated plaques around its base, makes education possible in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.