Local area guide

Living in Hyde Park

Thinking about moving to Hyde Park? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Hyde Park

Why Hyde Park is a good place to live

Hyde Park is a prime spot for enjoying the bustling city of London.

One of the capital's most sought-after (and expensive) areas, with Hyde Park itself and Kensington Gardens right on its doorstep, it can be found at the west end of Oxford Street by Marble Arch and is surrounded by Marylebone, Kensington, Mayfair and Holland Park.

With huge stucco buildings, purpose built mansion blocks and rows of mews houses, Hyde Park attracts overseas buyers as well as UK residents.

Look out for Connaught Village, which has a strong community vibe, as demonstrated by its regular fetes, attended by some rather infamous residents including Claudia Winkleman, the Beckhams and the Blairs.

What's Hyde Park famous for?

One of the largest parks in central London, and a Royal Park at that, Hyde Park boasts a rich history and distinguished landmarks such as the Serpentine Lake, Speakers' Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.

An iconic part of London, the park plays hosts to various music concerts and festivals throughout the year, while the Winter Wonderland festival at Christmas is a top drawer for families.

It merges into Kensington Gardens, home to the illustrious Kensington Palace and a fabulous adventure playground for kids.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Within Hyde Park itself, you can enjoy running, cycling, skating, horse riding, or a spot of boating or swimming on the Serpentine.

Enjoy a music concert in summer, Winter Wonderland in winter, or simply stroll through the beautiful grounds and have a picnic or coffee from one of the many coffee shacks or cafes.

The Serpentine Gallery can be found here, and for a light bite the Serpentine Bar and Kitchen has excellent views out across the lake.

For more formal dining, The Magazine serves fabulous modern European fare.

Exhibition Row leads from Hyde Park down to the Science, Natural History and V&A Museums, while Kensington and Marylebone High Streets, alongside Oxford Street, are all right on its doorstep.

Mayfair, with its Michelin starred restaurants and pretty narrow streets, runs alongside the park, while Knightsbridge, with Harvey Nics, Harrods and a range of designer boutiques can be found to the south.

In short, Hyde Park boasts stunning green open spaces surrounded by some of the most prestigious areas in London.

The perfect spot for those who love city living with an opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle.

Properties currently for sale in Hyde Park

Whether you're looking to buy a family home or a beautiful apartment, we've got you covered.

Transport in Hyde Park

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Hyde Park.

Local connections

0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Marble Arch
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Hyde Park Corner
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Lancaster Gate
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Bond Street
National Rail
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Bond Street
0.7 miles / 1.1 km

Schools in Hyde Park

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Hyde Park.

Education in Hyde Park

Connaught House School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Caelum House School
Ages: 4 - 5 years old
St George's Hanover Square CofE Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Halcyon London International School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2020)
Hampden Gurney CofE Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Sylvia Young Theatre School
Ages: 10 - 16 years old

Local pubs in Hyde Park

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  • Serpentine Bar & Kitchen

    London W2

    Serpentine Bar & Kitchen Serpentine Bar & Kitchen is in the green heart of London, grand old Hyde Park. First laid out in 1536 as a pleasure garden for King Henry VIII, today it is enjoyed by many hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

  • Duke Of Kendal

    London W2

    The Duke Of Kendal is close to Marble Arch Station, a superb place for a relaxing drink and/or meal. It’s a friendly local pub with a great atmosphere where you can have a drink, enjoy the food, sing during the music evenings, or support your fav team!