Hyde Park, our playground

Hyde Park, our playground

This week we had to remind ourselves to stop and smell the roses. Metaphorically of course. As you may know, our London office is located on Park Lane and overlooks the beautiful green Hyde Park. It is very easy to walk out from Hyde Park Corner tube or from Marble Arch tube and not even take a second look at the park! If you have ever wondered what actually goes on in Hyde Park, like us, look no further!

Sports – Rowing and pedal boats are available to hire on the Serpentine in Hyde Park. You can also take a ride on the UK’s first Solarshuttle, powered only by the sun. Daily public swimming takes place in The Serpentine from June – September. Serpentine Swimming Club swims every day, including the famous race on Christmas day. The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk is a seven-mile-long walk, charted by 90 plaques set in the ground, that takes you within sight of famous buildings and locations associated with the Princess during her life.

The LookOut – The LookOut, Hyde Park is a unique, eco-friendly building nestled in an acre of enclosed grounds in the heart of the park. The LookOut enables people of all ages, abilities and communities to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and learn about the natural world, take part in family and wellbeing activities or hire the venue for private celebrations and events. Their purpose-built gardens and indoor spaces are practical all year round, whatever the weather, and their two bright and airy ‘discovery’ classrooms can host up to 30 students each. The LookOut is an enclosed and flexible event space set within an acre of beautiful gardens in the heart of Hyde Park. Wooden terraces, natural sculptures, ecological ponds and nature all work in perfect harmony to create a magical event experience. Whether you’re hosting a corporate or private event, The LookOut provides the perfect setting for summer parties, press launches, conferences and more.

Events – Based in a secret garden in the heart of Hyde Park, they run a range of events inspiring children and adults to connect with nature. In 2008 they created the first half marathon in central London. Now a multi-award winning event, the Royal Parks Half has become a ‘must-do’ race for many runners. They host the ever famous winter wonderland! They host the Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park which is a 10-day summer extravaganza featuring live music, themed cafes and pubs and much more.

Finding the right location for your event can be challenging, that’s why we make sure we try out as many as possible, so we can provide you with the right option for you. If you want to find out more about how we do this, contact a member of our events team, they will be happy to tell you all about their experiences. To have a look at some of the other amazing events we have organised click on the link. https://www.sevenevents.co.uk/casestudies/