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Mar212012

Hyde Park Guide 2012

Hyde Park is already one of the most prestigious of UK parks, but during the London 2012 Olympic Games, the open space is sure to see its popularity grow as it will be hosting the final leg of the Triathlon as well as the Marathon Swimming. Many thousands of people will able to watch athletes compete for the gold medal as they swim, cycle and run to the finishing line.

Events taking place at Hyde Park

Hyde Park during the 2012 London Olympic Games will be hosting four events for two sports:

Venue Address

Hyde Park

30 Baker Street,

London,

W1U 3ER

Telephone Number: 020 7298 2100

Travel (http://www.tfl.gov.uk)

One of the greatest advantages of having an Olympic event taking place at Hyde Park is having so many London Tube Stations to choose from. They are scattered across the perimeter of the park and include: Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line), Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line), Queensway (Central Line). Lancaster Gate (Central Line) and Marble Arch (Central Line). Paddington Station would be your point of call if you will be choosing to take the train across London.

However, if you’ll be jumping onto a bus to see the athletes, we suggest you use the numbers: 10,73, 74, 137, 148, 414, 436, 452 or 9.

About Hyde Park

Hyde Park is the largest of London’s Royal Parks, covering 350 acres and boasts a mass of history for visitors to absorb. The park dates back to King Henry VIII’s reign and has been open to the public since 1637.

There is a great range of activities to get involved in, whether you want to participate in horse rides or take a dip in the Serpentine Lake or other grassroots sports clubs. The park also caters for art lovers with the Serpentine Gallery open to all to take in the sights of their many exhibitions. 

Hyde Park is also hoping to become the home to the music, theatre, film and cultural events that will take place throughout the summer of 2012.

Accommodation

If you’re travelling into the capital to catch the athletes in action running across Hyde Park, then you’re sure to be looking for accommodation that is close in proximity and boasts all the luxuries of home, away from home. At Refresh Accommodation, this is what we pride ourselves in providing you. We have an extraordinary array of apartments for you to choose from, all located close to the glorious Hyde Park.

Grand Plaza, Bayswater (nearest underground: Bayswater)

Astons Apartments, South Kensington (nearest underground: Gloucester Road)

High Street Kensington Apartments, High street Kensington (nearest underground: High Street Kensington)

What else is in the area?

There is much to do and explore in the Hyde Park area including many museums and galleries. The Science Museum is an excellent venue to take young children as well as the Natural History Museum. They’re sure to be amazed at what used to reside on Earth. For art lovers, South Kensington offers you the Victoria and Albert Museum and National Art Library. However, if shopping is more your idea of a sport, then you won’t be disappointed when you walk down High Street Kensington and Oxford Street or step through the doors of Harrods.

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