Property available in Hyde Park
Hyde Park is characterised by large town houses and period apartments in an array of building styles including Grade II listed white stucco fronted buildings, on the sought-after family friendly garden squares.
Many properties border Hyde Park itself, offering stunning views and are convenient for the transport and shopping amenities of Oxford Street, the West End and Whitleys in Queensway. There are also great parking facilities in the area.
Modern apartments can be found in the new Paddington Basin redevelopment area and on the Hyde Park Estate.
Hyde Park was obtained by Henry VIII in 1536 from the canons of Westminster Abbey, who had owned it since before the Norman Conquest. It remained enclosed as a deer park and private hunting grounds for 101 years until Charles I opened it to the general public in 1637.
Until the 18th Century the farmland north of Hyde Park was occupied by the infamous Tyburn Gallows, where many met their fate at the hands of the executioner.
The last hanging to take place was on 3rd November 1783, when John Austin, a highwayman, was hanged.
After the Gallows were removed the developers moved in, with Connaught Square being the first large scale property development in Hyde Park's vicinity.
The first coherent landscaping was completed in 1733 when The Serpentine was formed by damming the little Westbourne that flowed through the park at a cost to the public purse of £20,000.
One of the most important events to take place in the park was the Great Exhibition of 1851. The Crystal Palace was constructed on the south side of the park, however, the public in general did not want the building to remain after the closure of the exhibition, and it was moved to Sydenham Hill in South London.
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