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The controversial Princess Diana Memorial Fountain is in Hyde Park, on the south side of the Serpentine. Described as a “moat without a castle”, and draped around the grounds “like a necklace” it is actually nothing but a stream of solid concrete, with water running over numerous ruts and gullies.
It was beset by problems when it opened, and a couple of people even fell and broke their ankles. The area around the stream became horrendously muddy with kids slipping and sliding all over the place – and leaves from the trees bunged up the drains.
Happily the problems have now been resolved, and the Princess of Wales can stop spinning in her grave. The memorial is still a load of rubbish though.
Why didn’t they erect a monument, or a fountain in the Round Pond instead?
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If you enjoy this then try: Kensington Gardens (you can walk it in 7 mins); Kensington Palace (walk it in 14 mins or catch a train from South Kensington to Queensway) and Princess Diana Memorial Playground (walk it in 14 mins or catch a train from South Kensington to Queensway).