A number of attractions are interwoven by a series of formal avenues, lined with trees and ornamental flowerbeds. A beautiful statue in tribute of Prince Albert (husband of Queen Victoria) takes center stage at the Albert Memorial, a six-meter tall Roman sculpture known as ‘The Arch’ stands proud on the north bank of the pond and the 150-year-old Italian Gardens feature a striking white marble Tazza Fountain.
One of the most popular recent additions is the Princess Diana memorial playground, a fitting tribute to the late ‘people’s Princess’ and one of the best children’s playgrounds in the country with its giant pirate ship, teepees and hide-and-seek forests inspired by the tales of Peter Pan. Fans of Diana can also undertake the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk, a seven-mile walk detailing the Princess’ legacy and taking in many of her favorite locations.
Review by Anonymous, September 2009
Doing what: London Royal Parks Bike Tour including Hyde Park