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April 6, 2004
If you do this, buy the sweatshirt. They provide helmets if one is needed, so there’s no need for you to carry along on the trip. They do require boots, so I recommend packing those. It was a memorable experience and I would go back in a heartbeat.
For those who have grown up riding horses, it’s different to be on a strange horse in an even STRANGER city. Large cities have a rhythm and each is different. London's is like no other. So dealing with that and being on a horse I had never ridden before made for an interesting experience. For the experienced rider, it’s a skill sharpening opportunity. So pack your riding gloves and boots, and have a blast.
From journal Honeymoon to Merry Ol' London
July 1, 2003
This park’s acreage was once owned by monasteries, and was appropriated by Henry VIII who liked to hunt within it. Charles II decided to spiff it up and make it into a socially "in" spot for aristocrats to show off their "stuff," --apparel, horses, carriages. Thus, the King’s Road, "route du roi," evolved into "Rotten Row," in the marvelous way many British place names have of sounding extraordinarily common. Hyde’s neighborhood is certainly royal and rarefied, near THE Palace Buckingham, and Kensington Palace, and just west away from the likes of commercial Piccadilly and off beat Soho that our son later explored in a quest for Sunday sushi.
A lover of alternative byways, he liked Soho’s varied ethnic scene and found a reasonably priced sushi bar where he chatted with some locals. Yo! Sushi at 52 Poland Street is one of a chain with a techno twist: food comes to you on a conveyor belt on plates color-coded to indicate price, from 1.5 pounds to 3.5 pounds. When finished, the customer pushes a button for a "waiter" who tallies the bill. Our picky-about-sushi son liked the tech atmosphere and mingling with locals, but rated the food as nothing special. Soho has become associated for some time with alternative lifestyles and night life, just as Hyde Park’s Speakers’ Corner has become synonymous with individual freedom of speech; both areas offer visitors glimpses of the immense variety of peoples that are the Londoners of today.
Much of the varied ethnic scene in this great big city can be explored just by walking through this famed park, especially when the weather is fine. London’s Soho has special appeal for those who enjoy Asian cuisine. This cosmopolitan city treasures the old, venerating its powerful history, but moves forward to embrace global influences.
From journal First Time London - Mostly Free
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
April 17, 2001
From journal London Pubs
by Sue Carr
September 2, 2000
Along the perimeter of the park are artists selling paintings, drawings, etc. It's a great place to pick up a souvenir of your trip.
From journal Whirlwind London Tour
Vancouver, British Columbia
From journal Cool Britannia