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Hyde Park

Hyde Park is a huge green lung in central London covering 142 hectares (350 acres). With children's play areas, cafes, tennis courts and extensively wooded landscaped grounds, there is always something to do here. Hire a boat on the Serpentine, or visit the acclaimed Serpentine Gallery. Open air film screenings are sometimes held on summer evenings.
 
Hyde Park Facilities
Hyde Park has a wide range of facilities, including a playground, The Lookout (this former police observation point is now an education centre, where children learn about nature and wildlife) and toilets, including those for disabled people.
 
Hyde Park also has a range of catering outlets, with offerings from simple ice creams and sandwiches to 3 course meals.
 
Deckchairs are available from April to September during daylight hours, weather permitting.

The Dell
The Dell has a large outdoor seating area (terrace and garden) and a wide selection of food and drink, including alcohol. Facilities include baby change, high chairs, and a payphone.
Location: Eastern side of the Serpentine
T  +44 (0)20 7706 0464
Opening Times: 9.00 am - 8.00 pm in the summer, 9.00 am - 4.00 pm in the winter.
 
The Lido Café
With stunning views along The Serpentine and a large alfresco dining area, the Lido is a great place to get refreshed and watch the world go by. The restaurant is licensed for alcohol; facilities include toilets, baby change, high chairs, newspapers, and outdoor seating.
Location: South side of the Serpentine, near the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.
T  +44 (0)20 7706 7098
Opening Times: 9.00 am - 8.00 pm in the summer, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm in the winter

The Hyde Park Tennis Centre Café
Located in the Tennis and Sports Centre, the café offers welcome refreshments for players and spectators alike. There are toilets, and a garden with seating.
Location: Off South Carriage Drive
T  +44 (0)20 7262 3474
Opening Times: 9.00 am - 9.00 pm in the summer, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm in the winter
 
Refreshment Points
Bean to cup coffee, ice cream, snacks & freshly made sandwiches.
Location: Serpentine Road, playground, Hyde Park Corner
T  +44 (0)7940 510 530
Opening Times: 9.00 am - 8.00 pm in the summer, 10.00 am-4.00 pm in the winter. 
Hyde Park Address:               
The Park Office
Rangers Lodge
Hyde Park
London
W2 2UH
England, UK

Hyde Park Opening Times:      
The park is open from 5.00 am until midnight all year round

Hyde Park Admission:            
Free

T  +44 (0)20 7298 2100

+44 (0)20 7402 3298

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