Cheap Hotels near Hyde Park London Hyde Park is one of the largest and most celebrated parks in London. Once a royal hunting ground, it opened to the public in the late 17th century. As well as the huge grassy fields and shady corners where Londoners come to picnic, or enjoy a game of football or cricket, it also contains the Serpentine, a large recreational lake for swimming and boating. Nearby, you'll find the The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, and the striking and poignant memorial to the victims of the 7/7 London bombings. One of the park's most famous landmarks is Speaker's Corner, where the speakers talk passionately about anything and everything under the sun. Check out our great range of cheap hotels near Hyde Park, London!