Hyde Park Property
Key facts about living and buying property in Hyde Park,
from Central London estate agents Sandfords
Hyde Park History
Pass through Hyde Park during the summer months
and you may hear a crowd chanting and the thud of
a bass line. Although music concerts are a regular
feature of Hyde Park today, the scene 900 years ago
was altogether different. The landscape was one of
meadows and trees with a stream running through,
while deer, boar and wild bulls roamed free.
The area's wildlife didn't go unnoticed and King
Henry VIII bought the land from the monks of
Westminster Abbey in 1537. He cultivated the area
as prime hunting ground - with riotous events and
banqueting the order of the day. Henry VIII was also
the monarch who put a fence up around the land and
decided it was a private park. Subsequent monarchs
also fell in love with Hyde Park and its Royal status
continues today, with public access granted in 1637.
Queen Caroline is the Royal most credited for
shaping the Hyde Park of today, with her
landscaper Charles Bridgeman responsible for
creating The Serpentine lake. Later architect
Decimus Burton brought his architectural
hallmark to the park.
Hyde Park Life
Hyde Park is as well connected as they come. Its
Central London location places residents within
walking distance of Oxford Street, Knightsbridge,
Berkeley Square, Mayfair and Marylebone. That
said, the area has five Tube stations on or near the
edge of park itself. Set in the City of Westminster
and enjoying a W2 postcode, Hyde Park is one of
the world's most instantly recognisable London
It is possible to lead a fulfilled life without ever leaving Hyde Park. The 350 acres are home to Speakers'
Corner and the Serpentine Gallery, while the concerts during the summer months and Winter
Wonderland event draw crowds from across the country. There's boating and swimming, courtesy of the
Serpentine, deck chairs for lazy days, tennis courts and a sports centre, numerous refreshment points,
the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen, and the Lido Bar & Café.
Away from the park, the streets of Hyde Park are lined with plush hotels, high-end shops, glitzy
restaurants and homes of the highest order.
Top Attractions in Hyde Park
The Serpentine scene - while the Serpentine
itself offers open-water swimming and more
leisurely boating opportunities, this corner of
the park has sprung something of a social
microclimate. The Serpentine Gallery is a
leading exhibition space, while the Serpentine
Bar & Kitchen regularly wins rave reviews for
Restaurants from around the world - a
melting pot of nationalities have made Hyde
Park their home. As a result, you can dine in a
restaurant representing every corner of the
globe without leaving the neighbourhood.
London's West End on the doorstep - the
whirl of the West End is just across the road.
Oxford Street, and the capital’s best theatres,
restaurants and music venues are just a
stone's throw away.
4. Park life - Hyde Park is a destination and
attraction in its own right. From historical
monuments to horse riding, the park offers
residents a chance to escape urban stresses
without having to travel too far.
Hyde Park Property Profile
Property for sale in Hyde Park grants a unique style of living
that attracts an international clientele. There is a significant
presence of Russian and Arab residents, attracted by the
glamour and 24-hour lifestyle that West London offers. On
the flipside, families often seek houses for sale in Hyde Park
due to the expanse of open space, and well-respected
independent and international schools.
Properties with views over the park command exceptional
asking prices, as do those nestled in the quieter, more
discreet backstreets. White stucco-fronted buildings are
often the most requested, report Hyde Park estate agents.
Those in search of these majestic properties should put The
Lancasters, Lancaster Gate, Lancaster Parkside and Hyde
Park Square at the top of their 'most wanted' list.
New build apartments have recently found favour with Hyde
Park's jet set, being blessed with high levels of security,
luxurious specifications and jaw-dropping views. Candy &
Candy's One Hyde Park set the benchmark and has put the
W2 postcode firmly on the global map.
What our Estate Agents love about Hyde Park
•Privacy without a compromise on location secluded streets and tranquil squares lie just behind
the busy roads that encircle Hyde Park. Sussex
Square, Gloucester Square and Connaught Square
are just some examples.
•Apartments that are as big as houses - Many
of Hyde Park's mansion houses have been
converted into apartments that bear the same
square footage as family homes. They offer space
combined with security - porterage, video 'phone
access and a concierge are the norm.
•Perfect for frequent flyers - With good
prevailing conditions all of the South East's major
airports can be reached within one hour from Hyde
Park, including Heathrow, Gatwick, City, Stansted
Buying or Renting Property in Hyde Park
Buying a property for sale in Hyde Park can be a
competitive exercise, with a global audience searching
for homes in W2. Hyde Park estate agents advise
registering with them personally as they often market
homes 'under the radar' - without advertising or fuss.
A discreet change of hands is a common way of
conducting property business.
"W2 is full of wealthy individuals,
international royalty and public figures,
so brash property marketing isn't always
suitable. It is often the case that we can
match a house for sale or flat to rent in
Hyde Park with a client simply by
Sandfords' Managing Director, Andrew
Hyde Park's residential landscape is dominated by
period buildings, new build apartments and conversion
properties. Distinct 'quarters' can be found around the
edge of the park and these include the Hyde Park
Estate, Connaught Village, Bayswater, Lancaster Gate
and Westbourne Grove.
Properties for Sale and to Rent in Hyde Park
Some of our top featured properties for sale and to rent in Hyde Park:
4 bedroom flat to rent in Harley House,
Marylebone Road, London, NW1
2 bedroom flat for sale in Hyde Park Square,
Paddington, London, W2
For an updated and complete list of properties for sale or to rent around Hyde Park, please visit
For more information on available properties for sale or to rent around Hyde Park, don’t hesitate to
contact or visit our estate agents office, located in nearby Marylebone.
6 Paddington Street,
London W1U 5QG
+44 (0)20 7224 4994