Hidden Hyde Park: a FREE walking tour in London’s Hyde Park

Posted on March 19th, 2012 by Charles Boot
May ’12
19
2:30 pm

Chelsea fringe

Hidden Hyde Park:
a walking tour in London’s Hyde Park

in association with the Chelsea Fringe
2.30pm, Saturday May 19

Free Event

Hyde Park holds many secrets. Chris Sumner will be sharing some of them and guiding you round this fascinating London park that has been at the centre of London life for so long and is of such huge historical interest. There will be so much to hear about that we anticipate this walk will last at least two hours; it is likely to run to about 3.5 miles including a brief detour into Kensington Gardens.

We are meeting at The Wellington Arch, Apsley Way, Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7JZ (near Hyde Park Tube (Piccadilly Line)). Feel free to turn up on the day, though it would be nice to know if you are coming in advance, if possible.

The Queen Caroline memorial. Photo by Charles Boot

The Queen Caroline memorial. Photo by Charles Boot

Chris Sumner is an architect and garden historian and a founder member of the London Parks & Gardens Trust, and he chairs their Planning and Conservation working group. He was formerly an historic buildings inspector and parks and gardens adviser in the London Region of English Heritage, and worked in the Historic Buildings Division of the GLC.

The Diana memorial. Photo by Charles Boot

The Diana memorial. Photo by Charles Boot

The walk will be FREE except the cost of tea, if taken. Just bring appropriate clothing/footwear and, perhaps, a drink with you!
For further information or to let us know that you would like to come, please contact Lucy Kilborn or: 020 7609 8822.

The recently restored fountains at the 'source' of the Serpentine, Kensington Gardens. Photo by Charles boot

The recently restored fountains at the 'source' of the Serpentine, Kensington Gardens. Photo by Charles Boot


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