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Hyde Park - Speakers' Corner

One of the Royal Parks. Hyde Park borders Mayfair and Park Lane, with the Wellington Arch and Hyde Park Corner in the south and Marble Arch, close to where the Tyburn Tree once stood, to the north. Hyde Park often plays hosts to concerts and is famous for Speakers’ Corner – a traditional place where anyone can spout about anything they like (provided it’s legal); Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and George Orwell are all known to have used the area to demonstrate free speech. At its southern end, you’ll find the Diana Princess of Wales Fountain. You can go horse riding in Hyde Park – and you’ll sometimes see the Household Cavalry exercising its horses there.

Post code is approximate.

Location/Address: Belgravia-ish
County: London
Post Code: W2 2UH
Main Historic Period: Victorian
Useful Website Address: Website of the Royal Parks
Tip/Nearby: Marble Arch, Apsley House, Harrods
Primary Management: Royal Parks
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