Hyde Park Running Guide
Two of the Royal Parks, Hyde Park and Green Park, are right on your doorstep when you stay at The Berkeley, so if you enjoy running in London, our unique Hyde Park running guide will tell you what you need to know. Whether you want a brisk one-mile jog or a more challenging four-mile run, we have best route for you.
The Serpentine Lake, Speaker’s Corner, Rotten Row, the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain – Hyde Park is full of magnificent landmarks and history. Ever since it became Henry VIII’s private hunting ground in 1536, this has been the green heart of the city, and its 350 acres are all yours to enjoy. The park is easily accessible from your hotel, and there is a range of running routes to suit the casual jogger or more experienced runner. All of the routes on this map offer some gentle undulations (typically between 25-35m elevation).
Hyde Park is opposite the hotel and you can be on South Carriage Drive and running in minutes. The park is open from 5am until midnight all year round.
If you prefer to try some of the shorter runs in Green Park, turn right out of the hotel, then right onto Knightsbridge. Cross over the large roundabout at Hyde Park Corner, passing under Wellington Arch, and you will find yourself in Green Park. This is approximately 0.37 miles, or 0.6km from the hotel. Green Park is open 24 hours a day all year round.
Hyde Park Run Elevations
Half lap: 4.73km /2.94 miles. Slightly undulating (25-35m elevation).
Round pond jog: 4.82km / 3 miles. Undulating (16m-32m elevation).
Serpentine jog: 3.22km/ 2 miles. Fast and flat (16-20m elevation).
Kensington Park Jog: 6.41 kilometres/ 4 miles. Slightly undulating. (25-35m elevation).
Wellington jog: 1.2km/ 0.75 miles Gentle up and downhill (12-25m elevation).
Constitution jog: 1.6km/ 1mile. Gentle up and downhill (12-25m elevation).
Green Park jog: 1.5miles/ 2.4km. Gentle up and downhill (12-25m elevation).
For something a little different in this diverse city, our concierge recommends some of his best loved spots.Find out more
Calling all history buffs: London has some of the most historic attractions in the world and our concierge has picked some of his favourites.Find out more
Now is the time to stretch your legs by exploring the best outdoor spots London has to offer.Find out more