54 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5JW

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Boutique hotel near Hyde Park 

Looking for a hotel near Hyde Park? Then 54 Queen’s Gate is the ideal choice. Hyde Park is a Royal Park of London, one of the capital’s largest parks and is steeped in history. It was confiscated in 1536 by King Henry VIII from Westminster Abbey monks so it could be used for hunting. The park was first opened to the public in 1637, with its current layout having been designed by Demicus Burton in 1825. Home to more than 4,000 trees, flower gardens, a vast lake and a meadow, it plays host to a large number of high-profile events each year. 

Hyde Park landmarks

The park has a number of world-famous landmarks. These include the Serpentine Lake and Bridge, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain and Speaker’s Corner. Public speeches and debates have been taking place at Speaker’s Corner since the mid-1800s. Other notable landmarks include the Marble Arch, the statue of Achilles and the Joy of Life fountain. The park also has a large number of strange and distinctive statues, such as the Vroom Vroom, Drinking Horse and the family of Jellie Babies. 

More facts about the park

Hyde Park also has one of the country’s oldest bandstands. This bandstand was first built in 1869 and was moved to Hyde Park from Kensington Gardens in 1886. The park’s Rose Garden was first opened in 1994 and is known for its colourful flower beds and powerful aromas. The bridle path Rotten Row is four miles long and is used for jogging and horse riding. During the colder months of the year, the park plays host to a circus, Ferris wheel, and ice palace and ice skating facilities. The Great Exhibition of 1851 was held at Hyde Park. The park was also the venue for the 2012 Olympics triathlon. 

Legendary events

The park has been the venue for a large number of legendary pop and rock concerts, including Live 8, an iconic 1976 performance by Queen and the 1969 Rolling Stones concert, which some claim attracted up to 500,000 people. The Beatles were based just a stone’s throw away from Hyde Park in late 1963 when they wrote songs and rehearsed in a nearby flat. Popular music events that take place each year include Barclaycard BST Hyde Park, Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park and many more. 

A picturesque landmark

The park is also home of the Weeping Beech, the “crying tree” which appears to be grown upside down. Hyde Park has also been used as a final resting place for deceased pets. Its pet cemetery is not open to the public except during occasional tours, but it has been housing deceased pets since 1881. It’s thought that there are now more than 300 pet graves in the park. The park is located in central London, which means it is within easy reach of a host of world-class landmarks and attractions.

Why not book today?  

If you are interested in staying in a hotel near Hyde Park, take a look at 54 Queen’s Gate. Our prestigious hotel is located a short distance from the Hyde Park borders in South Kensington and has 24 luxurious bedrooms, a vibrant bar and a private terrace. To find out more or place a booking today, call +44 020 7761 4000 or send an email to reservations@54queensgate.com