Hire a pedal boat on the Serpentine lake

Address:
Serpentine, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, London 51.505178 -0.166505
Dates & Time:
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Pedal boats (Apr to Oct): Mon-Sun, 10 AM until sundown (roughly 8 PM in the summer, and 4 PM in the winter)
SolarShuttle: Sat-Sun only, 12 noon until dusk (Mar-May and Sep); Mon-Sun, 12 noon until dusk (Jun-Aug)
Tickets & Cost:
Pedal boats cost £12 an hour per adult, or £10 for half hour. Children (under 15) £5 per hour, or £4 for half hour. Families (2 adults and 2 children) £29 per hour, or £24 for half hour
See royalparks.org.uk for more information about the pedal boats, and solarshuttle.co.uk for the SolarShuttle
Parking:
If you’re driving to London here are some car parks near Serpentine
Minicabs:
Book a minicab near Serpentine
Buses:
The following bus routes go near Serpentine: 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 19, 22, 30, 36, 38, 52, 73, 74, 82, 137, 148, 274, 390, 414, 436
London bus fares 2016
Trains:
The best London underground train station to visit Serpentine is Knightsbridge
London train fares 2016
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The Serpentine is a massive man-made lake that splits Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens in half. Between April and the end of October you can spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat. Each boat carries up to 6 people. But remember to bring a dad or a bloke along with you, so you can get him to do most of the pedalling.

If you don't fancy doing the pedalling yourself then you can catch the SolarShuttle instead, which glides silently across the water powered only by the sun. The SolarShuttle carries up to 40 people.

Note: Dogs and children under 12 months are not allowed on the pedal boats. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Craig has never been on the pedal boats (he's too lazy), but he has written a review of what the Serpentine lake is like, with some photos. Check it out on his London blog.

 

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