hyde park (london)

From the V&A South Kensington (see my post here), we walked through Hyde Park to Marble Arch and then to Oxford Circus for some late afternoon shopping. Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in London, and dates back to 1536, when Henry VIII acquired the manor of Hyde from the canons of Westminster Abbey – the grounds were used a deer park and a private hunting ground. Today, it is a wonderfully green oasis in the middle of London, and because of the size of the park (253 hectares or 625 acres, which is larger than the Principality of Monaco which is 196 ha or 484 acres), you really forgot that you’re in the middle of this busy city.

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