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News

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.

  • Royal Parks Visitor Satisfaction Research

    Every four years, Royal Parks commission a piece of research which looks at visitor satisfaction levels across the parks. Conducted by leading research company, Ipsos MORI, the most recent round took place between August 2017 and September 2018, when 2,787 randomly-selected park visitors were interviewed in the parks.

  • Following a series of successful events, The Royal Parks is undertaking works to return the Parade Ground to its previous condition. These works have begun and, weather depending, will be completed before Easter.

    Also, The Royal Parks and Transport for London are working in partnership to make improvements to the transport network within Hyde Park.

  • New Kiosks Update

    One of the new kiosks

    The new kiosks at Green Park’s Canada Gate and Queens Walk have been completed, and we are delighted with the results. The range of food they offer has been extended and now includes delicious cookies and banana bread which are proving to be very popular.

  • The new servery in the gardens of Serpentine Bar and Kitchen has been completed.

  • The Royal Parks have shared with us the 2019 closing closing times for Kensington Gardens and Princess Diana Memorial Playground

  • Winter Wonderland: Key Information

    Winter Wonderland is Coming!

    Further to the mailshot the Royal Parks sent earlier this year, they have written to us to ensure we have all the information we need ahead of this year’s Winter Wonderland.

    The Royal Parks is working hard with the event organisers to minimise disruption to park visitors and the local community.

  • Refurbishment of the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen

    An artist impression of the finished project

    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.

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