South Kensington has plenty of great attractions for you to visit outside from boating on the Serpentine, walking tours around Albertopolis, Queen Caroline's temple, the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, ice cream in Kensington Gardens, a trip to Princess Diana's Memorial Playground and so much more....
Explore nature in the flourishing Wildlife Garden, a tranquil haven for plants and animals in the heart of the city. The garden is home to thousands of British flora and fauna.
Located in Kensington Gardens, it is one of London's most ornate ornaments. Public tours are available between March and December.
Every Tuesday, the market is open to all, providing great-tasting locally-sourced provisions on the Queen's lawn.
Hyde Park has a fleet of rowing and pedal boats on the Serpentine and the UK's first Solarshuttle, a magnificent vessel which glides across the lake powered only by the sun. The Solarshuttle carries up to 40 passengers and the pedal and row boats hold up to 6 persons each.
The Broadwalk Cafe and Playcafe serves a great range of pizza, salads, wraps and sweet treats as well as a children's menu.
Get out and about this summer with the Mayor’s new London Curriculum Family Explorer Trails which includes the 'Creative Quarter' in South Kensington. Taking you on a circular trail starting at the V&A, up Exhibition Road and through the Royal Parks.
The beautiful Sunken Garden was planted in 1908, transforming part of the gardens previously occupied by potting sheds into a tranquil ornamental garden. Today, the garden continues the tradition of rotational flower displays in the spring and summer.
Explore and adventure in the playground with a huge wooden pirate ship which is the centrepiece of the Diana, Princess of Wales' Memorial Playground.
The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk takes visitors through four of the most beautiful parks in the world, including Hyde Park and Kensington Palace.
A suggested route where you can enjoy a ride through some of London's hidden gardens and get a glimpse of some of the Parks including Hyde Park along your way.
Why not hop on a Santander bike and explore South Kensington - take a ride through the Parks, pass Kensington Palace, around the Serpentine and arrive at the Museums.
Take a self-guided tour and explore how London’s quarter for the arts and sciences was created. Discover more about it's great institutions and magnificent buildings.
Explore Queen Caroline's Temple which is a classical style summer house overlooking the Long Water, east of Lancaster Walk, Hyde Park.
A unique fountain memorial to Princess Diana designed to reflect her spirit of life and love of children.
The Italian Gardens is a 150-year-old ornamental water garden located on the north side of Kensington Gardens near Lancaster Gate. It is believed to have been created as a gift from Prince Albert to his beloved Queen Victoria.
Take part in a 10k run in a special habitat: beautiful Hyde Park. Race for Nature and raise money for the Museum's vital work in tackling our world's biggest environmental challenges. Runners of all abilities are welcome to join. Dressing up as something inspired by the natural world is all part of the fun.
Building on the Radical Kitchen: Recipes for Building Community and Creating Change programme launched in 2017, the Serpentine is hosting a second season of its lunchtime gatherings in the Serpentine Pavilion, this year designed by the award-winning architect Frida Escobedo.
There’s a nature trail to follow and plenty of arts and crafts to keep your little ones entertained including pond dipping, creating a water creature and trying their artistic hand with a massive pond mural.
There’s a nature trail to follow and plenty of arts and crafts to keep your little ones entertained including a sweep netting session, trying their artistic hand with a massive meadow mural and making their own seed animal to take home.
Hyde Park is hosting free music at the bandstand this August. From big band to brass band there is something for everyone, and a free deckchair to relax in.
The Nomad Cinema returns to The Lido in Hyde Park this September. This is a rare chance to experience the sumptuous watery fable and this year's Oscar winning best film at London's most famous Lido - Pans Labyrinth and The Shape of Water.
Artist Christo has created a temporary sculpture in Hyde Park, titled The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake), which will float on the Serpentine Lake this summer. It is an opportunity for visitors to experience the work of one of the most pioneering artists working today.
Artist Lee Ufan brings new public sculpture to Kensington Gardens. Comprised of two, angled, mirrored, steel sheets and two different-sized stones, Relatum – Stage will merge the natural and industrial in an installation that reflects the surrounding environment of the Park.
Architect Frida Escobedo, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2018. Harnessing a subtle interplay of light, water and geometry, her atmospheric courtyard-based design draws on both the domestic architecture of Mexico and British materials and history.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude are celebrated for their ambitious sculptural works that intervene in urban and natural landscapes and temporarily alter both the physical form and visual appearances of sites. This summer, Christo will present The Mastaba, a temporary floating sculpture on The Serpentine lake.
See hundreds of live butterflies and moths up-close in the tropical butterfly house. This technicolour exhibition features a huge variety of these beautiful insects, ethically sourced from Africa, Asia and the Americas.
These FREE tours will allow you to get up close and personal to the magnificent statue of Queen Victoria, admire the iconic Gold Gates and pause and reflect by the enchanting Sunken Garden, the planting of which takes inspiration from the dresses of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Hyde Park's expert education team run a range of free and exciting nature-inspired activities for families. You could be pond dipping, helping your children discover an underwater world, sweep netting in the meadow or bug hunting at the minibeast hotel.
Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm to take part in a host of free and exciting Halloween themed activities, exploring a hair-raising nature trail, creating a magical potion using herbs and plants from the garden and making your own bat mask or drawing your very own mini monster