Hyde Park Lido

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If you want history, it comes in abundance within the grounds of Hyde Park. Henry VIII first took ownership of the ‘manor of Hyde’ in 1536, and in 1730 George II’s wife, Queen Caroline, decided an ornamental lake was needed, and so the Serpentine was built. It wasn’t until 1637 that James I allowed access to ‘gentlefolk’ by opening the grounds as a Park to the general public. Around 1830 the Serpentine Swimming Club was set up, the oldest swimming club in the UK, and it’s along the banks of the Serpentine we invite you to enjoy some cinema under the stars, alongside some fellow ‘gentlefolk’...

The screening site is at The Lido Garden, next to Lido Cafe Bar, not far from the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.

Please note that for public safety and environmental reasons, glass is not permitted anywhere in the Royal Parks. 

The Lido Garden, Hyde Park
Serpentine Road
W2 2UH


Full disabled access available

Hot and cold drinks available [including alcohol]

Hot and cold food available

No glass/ glassware permitted

Picnics [with alcohol] permitted

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