Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are beautiful places to visit, and steeped with history. While it is nice to just wander by yourself, sometimes it can be interesting to find out more about the place you are visiting. Starting from the 18th January there are a number of 'Ramble in The Park' guided tours that will increase your appreciation of your surroundings.
18th January, 12pm-1.30pm
Kings and Queens
Hyde Park is one of the Royal parks in London and has been around since the time of King Henry VIII. Learn about its history, heritage, and discover what led to its existence. You will also find out how Queen Caroline created the Serpentine lake in 1730, what was so radical, and why King Charles I is partly responsible for how the park is used.
Tickets are £8 for adults, £4 for children over 8, and the walk starts outside the Serpentine bar. Spaces are limited, so be sure to book.
15th February, 12pm-1.30pm
Discover the secrets of Hyde Park's waterways both old and new: as well as the elegant Serpentine river there are also hidden underground rivers and reservoirs to find. The historical ramble will teach you about the different uses water has in the park, including monastic fish ponds, modern boreholes, and the Diana Memorial Fountain. Tickets are £8 for adults, £4 for children over 8, and takes lace at Hyde Park.
15th March, 12pm-1.30pm
Spring in Kensington Gardens
See the beauty of the coming spring as the flowers start to bloom in Kensington Gardens. The walk takes place during Climate Week and will address issues of global warming. Tickets are £8 for adults, £4 for children over 8, and takes lace at Kensington Gardens.