Of all of the London parks I’d imagine Hyde Park is the most popular. I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite. With Regents park being more colourfully planted and preened and Holland Park with its exotic Kyoto Gardens, I think it’s because of how central the park is. Just a stones throw from Oxford Street, if you dare brave the shops on a sunny Saturday or Piccadilly circus for some intense sightseeing – the park 350 acres of open space.
One of my favorite places to sit on a sunny afternoon would be the Serpentine bar and kitchen. Run by Benugo (an upscale sandwich chain) the interior is bright and airy due to its glass front and sides so even if it’s chilly outside you can still enjoy a good view of the park and boating lake. If it is sunny however I’d definitely recommend sitting outside with a glass of wine. The wine list is decent considering it is essentially a park café and the menu varies from sandwiches to yellow fin tuna salad or a more substantial duck ragu lasagna. A great place to keep in mind for the upcoming summer months if you’re caught feeling slightly claustrophobic in the capital, and if you have time I’d recommend hiring a boat on the lake too!