Harmoniously green and entertaining, London's most important park keeps a secret: the tribute statue of the eternal Peter Pan!
The country of never never land.
In the area of Westminster, very near Buckingham Palace, there is a perfect place. A space which mixes green with harmony. Full of entertainment. This is Hyde Park; the oldest and largest park in the city. Since Charles I opened it to the public in 1637, after it was used as a royal hunting ground for a hundred years, this park has witnessed how the city has evolved. The park has seen protests and demonstrations, suffragettes, carlists, reformists etc, as well as concerts, the Great Exhibition of 1851 and royal anniversaries. Should you be walking along the north east area, you'll find a group of people listening carefully to a public speaker. This is normal since you'll be at the legendary Speaker's Corner which is a meeting point often visited by different groups or parties, and is one of the few where you are allowed to perform public speeches. Here, contrary to belief, you are only permitted to speak provided that your words are within the law. Walking towards the south, if we go along the edge of the Serpentine lake of the central area, there's an interesting secret which isn't usually mentioned and, since you’re on the path, you'll find a statue of Peter Pan, the eternal boy whose character is known to have been created in this park by the playwright James Matthew Barrie.