Speakers’ Corner, at Sunday lunchtime

Address:
Speakers’ Corner, Hyde Park (at the northeast corner, by Marble Arch), London 51.511841 -0.159565
Dates & Time:
The busiest time to go is usually around noon on a Sunday, but speakers can congregate at any time of day. You may end up seeing nothing at all
Tickets & Cost:
Free to watch (or even to take part!)
Parking:
If you’re driving to London here are some car parks near Speakers’ Corner
Minicabs:
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Buses:
The following bus routes go near Speakers’ Corner: 2, 6, 7, 10, 16, 23, 30, 36, 73, 74, 82, 94, 98, 113, 137, 148, 159, 274, 390, 414, 436
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Trains:
The best London underground train station to visit Speakers’ Corner is Marble Arch
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Speakers' Corner can be found in the north-west corner of Hyde Park (near Marble Arch).

Its reputation as a place for free speech dates all the way back to the 1700s when Tyburn was still used a site of public execution (the gallows were erected somewhere near Marble Arch). By 1872 the place had gained a nationwide fame for oratory, and a legal licence was granted to allow sizeable meetings.

The best time to go is Sunday lunchtime (it's busiest around noon), but speakers are free to turn up whenever they like, so there are no guarantees that you will see anything good (or anything at all!).

Most of the speakers these days seem to have a religious bent, or are trying to get their least favourite Western politician arrested for war crimes. And sometimes they are just plain nuts. A lot of the fun comes from listening to the hecklers.

You might like to read Craig's review of Speakers' Corner before you go, to see what it is like.

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JerrySmith – “I went to Speaker's Corner a while ago on one of my Sunday walks, just to have a nose what was going on and it was full of nut jobs. One guy was standing on a box and getting himself so worked up into a tizzy i thought he was going to pass out. Some of the other speakers were alright, you could see they had done it before. The most entertaining one was having a right old ding dong with the crowd about and there was lots of shouting, which was quite entertaining for 5 minutes, but it was like bear baiting without the blood. Nobody was going to change anybody's mind so what's the point? I still go there sometimes on my walk, just to see what is going on, but dont expect to learn anything”

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