Hyde Park Running Guide
Two of the Royal Parks, Hyde Park and Green Park, are easily accessible when you stay at The Connaught, 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 the hotel, and there is a range of running routes to suit the casual jogger or more experienced runner. All of the routes on our map offer some gentle undulations (typically between 25-35m elevation).
The Connaught is a short walk or jog (0.44miles/ 0.7km) from Hyde Park. Turn left out of the hotel onto Carlos Place and then second right into Grosvenor Square. Proceed down until you reach Carriage Drive, where you will be able to see the park. We recommend you turn right along Carriage Drive and cross into the Park at the Upper Brook Street entrance where there is a safe pedestrian crossing. Hyde 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 left onto Mount Street. Bear right into Berkeley Square. This becomes Fitzmaurice Place, which curves to the right and becomes Curzon Street. Turn left into Half Moon Street, which will take you down to Green Park, where an underpass under Piccadilly will bring you into the Park. This is approximately half a mile, or 0.84km 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).
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