Hyde Park continues to be among the list of London’s most popular outdoor attractions, with 350 acres of beautiful green space in the heart of one of the most built-up and busy environments in the world.
A sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the capital, Hyde Park offers a welcome break from the concrete and traffic, with plenty of greenery and other outside attractions to keep nature-loving travellers in the best of spirits.
Some of the wonderful local amenities include Speakers’ Corner; the Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Fountain; the Serpentine Galleries; Serpentine Lake, and Kensington Palace.
The park can easily be reached by many local transport links, with Paddington Railway Station just a short walk from its entrance at Marble Arch.
Paddington is one of London’s busiest transport hubs and offers connections to the Bayswater area and the City of Westminster for travellers from across the capital and beyond.
Mainline rail services to the rest of the UK can be reached here, while links to the extensive Underground Tube network can also be accessed, with connections to the Bakerloo, Circle and District lines.
Dating back to the mid-19th century and the industrial revolution in Great Britain, Paddington Station was the original London terminus for the Great Western Railway and in more recent years has acted as an important hub for major rail franchises including First Great Western, Chiltern Railways and Heathrow Connect.
The station is fronted onto Praed Street and at the rear leads onto Bishop’s Bridge Road. It welcomes more than 35 millions through its doors every year and also provides access to Docklands Light Rail services.
With 14 platforms for rail users, the most common destinations for travellers to and from Paddington include Reading, Swindon, Bath Spa, Chippenham, Bristol and Cardiff, while popular local rail links include Slough, Maidenhead, Oxford and Ealing Broadway.
Paddington Station is open around the clock and provides the perfect choice for individuals planning a visit to the City of Westminster, and Hyde Park in particular.