Boating in Hyde Park
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Boating in Hyde Park

It’s summer in London. And if you find yourself up around Hyde Park, you really should go boating on the Serpentine Lake, a much-loved London summer-pastime since the days of Queen Victoria.

There are lots of rowing and pedal boats to take out onto the lake and you don’t have to be an expert with an oar to enjoy a relaxed hour or two of exploring the park and its wildlife from the water.

Row out into the lake and let your boat drift lazily past the swans, ducks and fishes, or climb about the Solar Shuttle, the UK’s first solar-powered pleasure boat, and glide silently across the Serpentine. The Solar Shuttle holds up to 40 people while the rowing and pedal boats will take six, as long as at least two of you are prepared to do the hard work! 

Boating on the Serpentine starts at 10am and closes at 4pm in the winter, 8pm in the summer.

See details here on pricing etc.

And you can plunge deeper into the historic Serpentine by going for a swim at the Lido, another much-loved London landmark that is home, every December 25th, to the chilly Peter Pan Christmas Day Race.

The Lido is full of life and colour, a great place to hang out with friends and family and is open seven days a week from 1 June to 12 September.

After all that activity, you will have earned yourself a delicious meal! Head into the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen to have one of our famous wood –fired pizzas or grab an ice-cream or coffee!