Each boat carries up to 6 people -- but remember to bring your dad, or your boyfriend, along with you, so you can get him to do most of the pedalling (it's a lot more fun if you can just sit back and enjoy the sunshine, whilst someone else does all the hard work!).
If you don't fancy doing the pedalling yourself then you can catch the SolarShuttle instead, which glides silently across the water powered by the solar panels on its roof. 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 himself (he's far too lazy!), but he has written a review of the Serpentine lake, with some photos. You might like to read his review of Hyde Park as well, and his one of Kensington Gardens.
There are plenty of things to see in the park once you've finished on the boat. If it's a Sunday lunchtime then you could go and visit Speakers' Corner (there's not much point going on any other day of the week, because there won't be any speeches). You can also go and see the Albert Memorial and Princess Diana Memorial Fountain. Or you could walk across Kensington Gardens to Kensington Palace, to see where Princess Diana lived in her final days.
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Peter Pan swimming race, on Christmas Day – 25 Dec 2018 – The annual Peter Pan Cup swimming race has been held on the Serpentine lake every Christmas morning since 1864.
Sunday football on Hackney Marshes – Every Sun – Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football, with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams.
Listen to a speech at Speakers’ Corner – Every Sun (around noon) – If you visit Speakers' Corner at Sunday lunchtime you can listen to an orator stand up and discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech.
Hire a deckchair in one of London’s parks – 1 Mar to 31 Oct 2018 – Have a nice, relaxing sit-down and doing a bit of people-watching in one of London's Royal parks, by hiring out a deckchair.
Buckingham Palace Tour, and garden highlights – 23 Jul to 30 Sep 2018 – Why not combine a visit to the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening with a tour of the Queen's gardens as well?
Gun salute to celebrate Prince Charles’ birthday – 14 Nov 2018 – The KTRHA will be firing a 41-gun salute in Green Park to mark Prince Charles' 69th birthday (happy birthday Charlie!
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans