Hyde park area guide

Hyde Park is a central London location, and that means most destinations of note can be easily reached on foot.

Hyde Park History

Anyone living in the area would have been faced with a very different scene in times gone by. While the genteel nature that pervades W2 today attracts home buyers and tourists from around the world, back in the 1500s galloping horses mounted by Henry VIII and his entourage would have knocked anyone flying. Hyde Park was prime deer hunting ground and it wasn't until Charles I took over that the park changed completely, with the general public being granted access from 1637.

Hyde Park estate agents Property Guide

Hyde Park as a residential area only begun to flourish in the early 1800s, after the Tyburn Gallows relocated to Newgate Prison. The area's grisly association began to pass and the Building Act of 1795 was introduced, sparking a flurry of house building.

Hyde Park Property

Our Hyde Park estate agents have a large and globe-spanning audience for their properties, with some of the world's richest and most important people jostling for a piece of the W2 real estate action. Connaught Place and Connaught Square - familiar names to many of us - were the first residential enclaves to be built in the Hyde Park area during the early 1800s, and the properties on these residential streets remain popular today.

Hyde Park Property Guide - Sandfords Estate Agents

Many of these historic homes have Grade I or II English Heritage listed status, and houses for sale in Hyde Park near Connaught Village are much sought after. Hyde Park's enduring appeal is very much down to its classic architecture. This is preserved by the Hyde Park Estate Association, which was registered in 1952 to protect the heritage, amenities and overall tranquillity of the local environment.

Bound by Bayswater Road, the north of Praed Street, Westbourne Terrace and Edgware Road, the Estate is home to many of the world's most illustrious flats and houses. For those who prefer more modern styles of living, newly built penthouses and flats can be found at the eponymous One Hyde Park development, which has gained cult status worldwide thanks to its lavish Candy & Candy specification and record-breaking prices.

Top Attractions in Hyde Park

Hyde Park’s 350 acres play host to The Lido, The Serpentine lake and its associated restaurant and art gallery, the Diana Memorial Fountain, summer music concerts, the 7th July memorial and Speakers' Corner. Besides the park life, there are plenty of local attractions to enjoy when living in the area. A melting pot of nationalities have made Hyde Park their home; as a result, you can dine in a restaurant representing every corner of the globe without leaving the neighbourhood. Plus, the whirl of the West End is just across the road; Oxford Street, and the capital’s best theatres, restaurants and music venues are just a stone's throw away.

Hyde Park Transport

Hyde Park is a central London location, and that means most destinations of note can be easily reached on foot. The park itself in encircled by a ring road that takes in part of the A402, the A315 and A4202 - better known as Bayswater Road, Kensington Road and Park Lane, respectively.

The most prevalent mode of transport for Hyde Park residents is the Tube, and the proliferation of stations on the Park's perimeter attracts many buyers to the area. Our clients like the fact they can choose from five underground stations; Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, Queensway, Lancaster Gate and Marble Arch all serve W2 and give access to the Central and Piccadilly lines. Paddington and Victoria are the closest mainline rail stations to Hyde Park.

If you are interested in buying, selling or renting property in Hyde Park, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Sandfords. Our Hyde Park estate agents are ready to assist with more information and advice on the Hyde Park property profile, accurate property valuations and a great selection of property for sale or to rent in the area.

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