Why live in Hyde Park, W2?

The Hyde Park area of London, which is mostly dominated by the park itself, is one of the most sought after locations in the capital to live in. With a wealth of parkland, culture, stunning architecture, schools, transport options, sports and leisure activities and more, Hyde Park is perfectly suited to families as well as the young and adventurous. Here are four reasons to choose to live in Hyde Park.

Relaxing surroundings and cultural significance: Hyde Park is one of London’s largest, finest and best-loved historic landscapes, covering 350 acres of parkland. The park – a peaceful place to relax with plenty to look at – is home to fascinating monuments and buildings such as The Serpentine Bridge, Speaker’s Corner, the Joy of Life fountain, the Diana Memorial Fountain and the Achilles Statue. You will find space for peaceful reflection, beautiful walks and a spot to enjoy the world go by here.

Great architecture amidst stylish shopping areas: The houses surrounding Hyde Park are rich in stunning architecture, and are divided into apartments or still remain as one property. With excellent town planning, there is a perfect balance between quiet residential streets and stylish bustling shopping areas here. Residents will enjoy shopping and dining at Connaught Village, located at the heart of the area, as well as visiting small boutiques and one off shops.

Great schools and transport: Hyde Park has great access to several outstanding education facilities, from nurseries to universities, making it one of the most desirable areas to live in. In addition, the area is highly accessible with several transport routes linking Hyde Park to the rest of London.

Sports and entertainment activities: Local residents will benefit from the wide range of sporting and leisure activities available at Hyde Park to suit all ages. The focal point here is the Serpentine Lake, which offers a range of boating activities and swimming, with an outdoor swimming club that has a sun terrace for sun bathing, children’s play area, snack kiosks and more. The rest of the park is perfect for cycling and jogging, with horse riding, tennis courts, football pitches, and even a senior’s playground. The park has hosted a number of open air summer concerts, featuring the likes of Madonna Pink and the Rolling Stones in the past, with Taylor Swift and Kylie Minogue set to perform in June 2015, as well as Winter Wonderland during November – Jan.

If you are looking to buy or rent property in the Hyde Park area, please view our current listings or contact Cavendish Rowe W2 estate agents for more information.