Hyde Park is one of the most famous Royal Parks and the Serpentine Boating Lake in the park. It is one of Mayfair’s most visited outside facilities. The Serpentine is a popular destination for both Londoners and tourists alike for boating and swimming. It has also been a venue for many film sets and television locations.
The world famous Serpentine Lake.
Did you know that the Serpentine was created by Queen Caroline, wife of George II. In 1730s when she merged the existing fishponds along the flow of the river Westbourne and the Tyburn Brook. The world famous Serpentine Lake has witnessed a major ecological enhancement programme in the recent past. The programme included ground-breaking treatments of the water, new plantings along the banks. With detailed research into the lake and how it functions as water body.
The Serpentine Boating Lake.
Come spring and summer the Serpentine Boating Lake. It is the perfect starting point to visit the great outdoors in such a central location. It is close to other wonderful Mayfair attractions, retailers and restaurants in the area. The Boating Lake is open from Easter until October 31. Times are from 10.00am until sundown which is around 4.00pm in the winter and 8.00pm in the summer. In the summer concerts take place to an intimate crowd. In the beautiful environment of Hyde Park on a midsummer’s night.
Arrive at Hyde Park Corner.
Getting to Hyde Park is easy. You can arrive at Hyde Park Corner station on the Piccadilly Line. Or walk from Marble Arch station on the Central Line. There are also numerous buses from all directions that serve Hyde Park. Why not plan to visit as soon as the weather warms up.