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Hyde Park, London UK
By:James Griffiths

One of the best ways to relax and unwind is to spend a few hours unwinding in a park. The Hyde Park, in London, is one of the largest parks in the area and has many points of interest, making it a great place to visit for locals and vacationers alike. The park has 625 acres of usable space, which also means that it is a great place for events such as large outdoor concerts or fairs.

One of the most notable locations within the park is the "Speaker's Corner", a place where public speaking is allowed on any subject, assuming that it is legal and is free from profanity. People speak here on a regular basis about subjects ranging from politics to religion. Anyone is free to speak, and no sort of prior license or permission is required. In many cases, the Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park has been used as a place of protest - and on several occasions, riots have even broken out. For the most part, however, all activities here are purely peaceful.

Another noteworthy place within Hyde Park is the Princess Diana memorial. It is a large, oval fountain, which opened in 2004. Originally, the fountain was going to be a place of meditation where people would be allowed to wade in the water. However, after several injuries, the fountain is now surrounded by a fence to prevent people from entering.

Events such as the Christmas Market- which is set up similar to a city fair- or large rock concerts (including the famous Live8 charity concerts) are common in the park. Whether you are looking for peaceful relaxation or an energetic way to spend your energy, you are sure to find something to suit your taste at Hyde Park.

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