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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 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.

  • Friends Visit to Albert Memorial Undercroft


    You may, like me, have known the Albert Memorial all your life or for some of your life, but I wonder if you know what lies beneath?

    Member, Cathy I’Anson reports on her visit…

  • Parade Ground Restored to Pristine Condition

    Parade Ground Restored

    The Parade ground has been restored to pristine condition by the award winning contractors following Winter Wonderlands January departure.

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