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There will be a 41-gun salute in Hyde Park to mark the Duke of Edinburgh's birthday (better known as Prince Philip).
It will be fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery (KTRHA), and take place in the north-eastern corner of the park, a short distance from Speaker's Corner.
The old fella is getting on a bit now -- can you believe that he's going to be 97 years old? And he probably still works ten times harder than me!
Important note: Prince Philip's birthday is actually on the 10th June, and that's when they usually hold the gun salute. But for some unknown reason they have pushed it back to the 11th this year.
Guest – “Hi, we are going to Hyde Park on Friday 13th July 2018 to see Michael Buble. Our tickets say North entrance, which is the nearest train station please”
Admin – “Hi. The closest one is Marble Arch. They've got a map of it here: bst-hydepark.com/assets/doc/BST-2018-Pu ... a2a0f1.pdf”
Craig’s review of Hyde Park – “I don't get on very well with the sun. Put it this way: we're not friends. If I'm going to be walking around a park for two hours then I usually like to do it in the rain -- but it's sunny today. It's hot enough to boil the tears off my cheeks. So if I wilt halfway round then you'll understand why, because Hyde Park is a lot bigger than it looks on a map. I'm start… continued”
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.
Hire a pedal boat on the Serpentine lake – 1 Apr to 31 Oct 2018 – Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine, or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle.
If you enjoy Hyde Park then you might like to visit Green Park (walk it in 18 mins or catch the tube from Marble Arch to Green Park), Kensington Gardens (walk it in 16 mins or catch the tube from Marble Arch to Kensington Gardens), Regent’s Park (catch the train from Marble Arch to Regent’s Park) and St. James’s Park (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Marble Arch to St. James’s Park)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans