Hyde Park Attractions
Kensington Palace and Gardens
Kensington Palace is a royal residence in Kensington Gardens in London. The official residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century. Some of the highlights include the impressive Queen’s staircase by Sir Christopher Wren and the quarters of Queen Victoria to name a few.
Albert Memorial is a 180ft Victorian bronze gilt statue which is situated in Kensington Gardens. It is a tribute to Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband. The memorial captures a love story that stood the test of time. At the time of its completion, Albert Memorial was considered one of the costliest works in granite of the era.
Visitors can walk around the memorial for free. They can also join one of the guided tours.
If you like to shop, this is the place for you. With more than 300 shops, 5 million square feet of space and more than 200 million visitors every year, Oxford Street is undoubtedly London’s busiest street. Oxford Street brings to you an excellent selection of international designers and high street shops. Also, there are numerous great cafes and restaurants to chill out. When it comes to high street fashion, Oxford Street it the ideal choice. Some of the shops include Zara, Mango, Topman and French Connection. Most of the shops open from 10am to between 6 and 9pm.
Natural History Museum
Home to over 70 million specimens from all around the world, the Natural History Museum is a very popular attraction. One of the most popular exhibits in the museum is the Dinosaur Gallery. Children can enjoy interesting activities through educational tools and art galleries.
The Victoria and Albert Museum
Founded in 1852, V&A museum houses over 4 million items spanning numerous centuries and cultures. The collection covers Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Islamic art and artifacts like ceramics, glass, costume, and weaponry. The building is a mix of Edwardian and Victorian design.
Located in South Kensington, the extremely interactive and engaging Science Museum is home to an excellent collection in the area of Science. With over 15,000 objects on display including objects like Stephenson’s Rocket, the museum is a must-visit. The King George III Collection of scientific instruments shows 18th century science.