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Here you’ll find all of our news stories dating back to when we first started entering them to this website.

  • The Royal Parks have informed the FriendsHPKG of the extensive works planned at Hyde Park’s Serpentine Bar & Kitchen.

    A complete refurbishment of the café will take place, including the re-design of the seating area and serving counters, as well as a new outdoor kiosk for the summer months.

  • Members Photographs

    Member's Photo: Autumn in Hyde Park

    In our recent newsletter we said that we would love more members to contribute their photos. We were delighted to subsequently receive some from member Rosa Davies.

  • Kiosk installation - Ritz Corner

    Kiosk Installation at Ritz Corner

    The first of 8 bespoke central kiosks is being installed at Ritz Corner (November 1st), ready for opening mid November.

  • 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 …

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is taking place in London from 16-20 April. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is leading on this event and it requires the Old Football Pitches in Hyde Park as part of its arrangements.

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