Hyde Park is the largest Royal Park in London and it is bounded on the north by Bayswater Road, to the east by Park Lane, and to the south by Knightsbridge. To the west, Hyde Park merges with Kensington Gardens and the dividing line runs between the Serpentine Bridge and Alexandra Gate to Victoria Gate via West Carriage Drive. Flowers were first planted in Hyde Park in 1860 by William Andrews Nesfield. Speaker’s Corner became very popular in the late 19th century, due to its tolerance of free speech.
Queen Caroline, who was the wife of George II, had considerable modernisation carried out and in the 1730s had The Serpentine, a lake of nearly 11.34 hectares, created. In 1977 a Silver Jubilee Exhibition was held in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s 25 years on the throne.