Estate Agents in Hyde Park
Properties for Sale & Properties to Let in Hyde Park
It goes without saying that the greatest landmark in Hyde Park is the park itself which was opened to the public in 1635. It is a large, public park in west-central London consisting of 615 acres of land with a perimeter of 4 miles. In 1730, Queen Caroline had an artificial lake, the Serpentine, constructed. The Serpentine Lake is popular for boating, sailing and even bathing while, to the south of the lake, runs the Rotten Row - - the bridlepath connecting Kensington Palace with St James' Palace. Other popular attractions include St John's Church and the Hyde Park Stables where horse riding is available. As one of the most popular open spaces in London, it seemed only fitting that the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain be opened here as a public tribute to the national figure.
A hidden treasure which epitomises the fact London is a city of contrasts, Hyde Park was originally part of Henry VIII's stretch of land which was intended to create an almost continuous stretch of open space for hunting, mock battles and tournaments. It is this monarch's decision that has led largely to a green belt of land running right the way through Central London for the enjoyment of the public today.
James I then opened Hyde Park to the public so that by the 18th century it had become an extremely fashionable place in which to drive, ride or promenade.
Famous for its Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park also often transforms to become a site of demonstrations as controversial topics of religion and politics are addressed. As such, you are guaranteed to be captivated and enthused by the peaceful assemblies at Speaker's Corner. The charming Grand Entrance to the park was erected from the designs of Decimus Burton and the frieze, representing a naval and military triumphal procession, was designed by John Henning Junior.
The park itself is contiguous with Kensington Gardens and is essentially divided by the Serpentine Lake although the two are technically different parks. Kensington Gardens is a magnificent backdrop for Kensington Palace, the home of Queen Victoria before she was crowned in 1837. Queen Victoria then sought to improve the gardens by commissioning the Italian Gardens and the Albert Memorial. Attractions within the park include the bronze statue of Peter Pam and a seven-mile Memorial Walk in commemoration for the Princess of Wales which also goes through Hyde Park, Green Park and St James's Park. The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground is also a much-visited site since its opening in 2000 and is a popular feature designed specifically for creating a wonderland which will stimulate the imagination of children. Visitors can skate, cycle or kite-fly here during the summer and will pass Elfin Oak and the Victorian drinking fountain.
Hyde Park also has memorials at Marble Arch and Kensington Palace at the West. As a beautiful and impressive royal park, Hyde Park has often been the site for many concerts such as Live 8 in 2005 and an array of musicians such as The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton have performed there.
Furthermore, transport routes are never too far in this part of London so that mobility and accessibility are never a problem. Whatever your location within W2, you are never more than 20-25 minutes walk from a bus or train station. Seven tube stations are especially prominent within the area; Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park Corner, Marble Arch, Paddington, Bayswater, Queensway and Royal Oak. There are also numerous bus stations dispersed within the area so travelling to other parts of Central London is not difficult.
Due to the popularity of the park, locals in the surrounding area benefit from excellent services and facilities such as a variety of transport links, schools, spas and several shopping options. In addition, a plethora of accommodation options can be found in this area. Properties that have private gardens, views of Hyde Park or are situated close to the shopping district are naturally highly sought after. To find the right type of property for sale in Hyde Park to suit your needs, enlist the services of a specialist estate agent.
If you have set your heart on buying property in Hyde Park, speak to Cavendish Rowe Estate Agents, an independent firm established as central Londonís leading agent. Cavendish offers a Rolls Royce, personalised service to those interested in property for sale in Hyde Park.
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