The park itself covers a staggering 350 acres and encompasses several attractions including the Serpentine Lake and Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. Hyde Park has reinvented itself as a top live music venue in recent years, with the Barclaycard British Summer Time festival taking residency in the park every summer.
All this, together with exceptional transport connections and close proximity to London’s most stunning cultural attractions, has made Hyde Park and its Connaught Village enclave an internationally-coveted location. Here’s Kay & Co’s guide to the best streets in the area:-
Connaught Square – Named after the Duke of Gloucester, who was also the Earl of Connaught, Connaught Square is a Georgian architectural gem with a number of townhouses and apartments set around an attractive garden. Many of the properties have been magnificently restored, with the preservation of many original features including iron railings, balustrades, high ceilings and cornicing. Every year, an exclusive summer party is held in the central garden, attended by London’s great and good.
Hyde Park Gardens – Residents in Hyde Park Gardens benefit from amazing views over the park itself – a vista that has made the address one of the most prestigious in London. The hallmark of the gardens are its elegant period white stucco-fronted properties, some of which are so architecturally important that they bear a Grade II listing. Hyde Park Gardens falls within the Hyde Park Estate and is within easy reach of the shops of Connaught Village.
Gloucester Square – This garden square lying in the Connaught Village part of Hyde Park was the home of engineer Robert Stephenson. The creator of the Rocket lived and died at 34, Gloucester Square and a blue plaque has been erected at the site. Today, there is a real mix of properties overlooking these gardens, with the white stucco-fronted townhouses among the most prominent. Many of the dwellings have been divided into lavish apartments and penthouses, with four or more bedrooms and lofty proportions.
Connaught Street – Properties for sale in Connaught Street are famed for their close proximity to some of London’s best boutiques and reflect many different architectural periods. Luxury goods retailers including ME + EM, Ritva Westenius bridal couture, Kokoro, Lucy Choi, Eliza Jane Howell and William Mansell jewellers sit side-by-side with cafés, bars and restaurants.
If you’re looking for the best selection of properties for sale in Hyde Park or have a property in W2 you’d like to sell, contact Kay & Co today.