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After three big tourist days in a row (Benjamin Franklin House, boat ride and touring of Greenwich, Science Museum AM and PM), we wanted a lower key day. So, we decided to walk through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. This ended up being one of my most book-related days during our trip.

Rotten Row, Hyde Park, London

Rotten Row was high on my list of sights to see from reading so many novels set in the Regency, but it’s just not that romantic without any horses on it! A determined Regency enthusiast or horse woman could ride here, even in modern times, on a horse provided by Hyde Park Stables


Kensington Palace, London, England

Neil Gaiman might have been thinking of Kensington Palace when he described the “remarkably unpalatial palaces” of London in Neverwhere

Peter Pan Statue, Kensington Gardens, London

Of course, I had to visit the Peter Pan Statue in Kensington Gardens

More photos from our day at Hyde Park and the rest of our England trip are displayed on my Flickr Photostream.

Does Hyde Park conjure up Regency romance plots in your mind?


Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens #BriFri #Photos — 6 Comments

  1. Hi Joy, been busy with A to Z challenge on 3 quite differing blogs now. Link I just posted was my poetry blog with two most recent poems about the British seaside, but not obviously so perhaps. About to post second link for new art blog, collaborative idea between me and artistic friend but I have to do the blogging and using some of her pics and thoughts/diection/influence. Amateur arts not professional. Anyway, that second link, blog only started Wednesday,, but some pics and writing from Nottingham, local art scene, most recent post a bit political/social commentary as well as arts focus. I’ll leave them to your discretion. Another time I’ll make something specific for your meme, BIF is a lovely idea. Best wishes, hope all’s good with you 🙂

  2. I love your photos, they make me want another trip over there! One day I would like to just stay in London and see the sights. In the past we always head for the countryside.

    • There is so much to see in London! I felt really comfortable getting around there, too, with the Tube and reliable taxis.

  3. Did you pop into Goldsboro Books while you were in London? It’s a must visit as it specialises in first editions and signed copies of books. Waterstones Picadilly is another must with 6 or so floors of books (I believe it’s the biggest bookshop in Europe).

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