Course overview

Part of the WEA Art and About Festival! This is a walking tour of Hyde Park's statues and monuments. Hyde Park is 140 hectares in area. It is an historic Grade I-listed urban park in Westminster, Greater London. A Royal Park, it is the largest of the parks and green spaces that form a chain from Kensington Palace through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, via Hyde Park Corner and Green Park, past Buckingham Palace to St James's Park. Hyde Park is divided by the Serpentine and the Long Water lakes. For several centuries Hyde Park has been enriched by the installation of many statues and monuments. Enjoy this leisurely stroll around the park and learn about its fascinating history. Meet 10.30 am on Friday 14 June 2024 in front of Apsley House - 149 Piccadilly, London W1J 7NT. NOTE The house is on the west side of Park Lane, at the south end, by Hyde Park underground station.

Course description

The Tour will include a selection from this list

1. Diana Memorial Fountain Near Serpentine Bridge

2. Diana Statue In sunken garden at Kensington Palace

3. Diana Memorial Playground N E Corner of Kensington Gardens

4. Serenity Near Serpentine Bridge

5. The memorial to the victims of the 7/7/05 bombings. S E Corner of Hyde Park

6. The statue of Achilles S E corner Hyde Park

7. The Joy of Life East Side of Hyde Park

8. Holocaust Memorial East end of Serpentine

9. The Cavalry Memorial S E corner of Hyde Park

10. The Norwegian Navy Near Serpentine north side

11. The Boy and Dolphin Fountain S E corner of Hyde Park

12. The Animals in War Memorial Near Speakers Corner, east side

13. The Pan Statue South of Hyde Park, near Mandarin Oriental hotel

14. The Queen Caroline Memorial East end of Serpentine

15. The bandstand in Hyde Park Near east end of Serpentine

16. The Reformers' Tree Central Hyde Park

17. The Huntress Fountain S E Corner of Hyde Park

18. The Apsley Gateway Hyde Park Corner

19. Queen Elizabeth gates S E corner of Hyde Park

20. The Hudson Memorial Bird Sanctuary Near Serpentine North Gallery

21. Peter Pan statue West side of Serpentine near north end

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