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News items include the latest news from the Friends and news items relating to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, which may be of interest to Friends. The biannual newsletters provides further news on developments within the Parks and Friends events.

  • The FriendsHPKG have been informed that Transport for London are going to carry out much needed drainage and re-surfacing works in Hyde Park.

    To facilitate these works the West Carriage Drive southbound carriageway will close to all traffic from Victoria Gate to Coalbrookdale Gate for 2 weeks from the 24th September 2018.

  • The Mastaba : Some photographic jottings

    Mastaba, Serpentine

    By the end of August 2018 many of you will now be familiar with the installation by Christo and Jean-Claude known as the Mastaba. Installed in the Serpentine, Hyde Park, a couple of months ago, it has proved controversial. Will it contribute to the ambiance and character of the Royal Park; will it generate crowds which can’t be managed; will it upset the ecosystem of the lake?
    Paul Shelley, Accredited Photographer, Friends of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, provides an insight …

  • The Royal Parks has written to inform us that all park roads will be subject to closures during the upcoming BBC Proms in the Park and BBC Radio 2 Live concert series.
    The current terrorist threat level remains at severe. The Royal Parks have been working with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to review their security measures and they have agreed that closing the roads during the concerts is an essential mitigation measure to reduce all possible risk to park visitors and concert goers.

  • Bandstand Concerts

    Bandstand Concert

    The bandstand concerts this summer were a real success. Congratulations are in order to all those who were involved with these concerts. There was a good turnout, excellent music and ice creams on hand.

  • Butterfiles


    Members with butterfly trasects in Hyde Park

  • The Old Football Pitches fully re-opened on Monday 18 June.

  • The Royal Parks have informed the FriendsHPKG that South Carriage Drive and West Carriage Drive will be subject to closures during the upcoming Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park concert series.

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