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Hyde Park

A Royal Park since 1536 and used by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I as a deer hunting ground. It was first opened to the public by James I.

The Serpentine lake, formed in 1730 is a centre for leisure activities with pleasure boats for hire and lido open for swimming in Summer months.

This park covers 341 acres, and together with Kensington Gardens forms an oasis of green tranquillity. On Sundays the park is crowded, and it is then that the famous 'tub-thumping' public orators on rostrums and soap boxes air their views to groups of listeners at Speaker's Corner, near Marble Arch; near here is the site of the Tyburn Gallows where public executions took place until 1783. The Serpentine bridge by Rennie dates from 1826, the imposing three arched entrance screen at Hyde Park Corner from 1828 is by Decimus Burton. The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain is located near the Serpentine Bridge.

See Also: Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner - W1, Kensington Gardens

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