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Hyde Park

The hotel we were staying in London was very near to Hyde Park. We took a nice walk in the park after breakfast on the third day of our vacation. On the map it looks like one big park, but it actually consists of two parts, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

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We entered through a small door to Kensington Gardens. It was very calm; there were not many people apart from a few who were jogging and a few who were walking their dogs. By crossing a road after Kensington, we were in Hyde Park, which seemed livelier.

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The Isis statue next to the Serpentine lake was very interesting. It was made by Simon Gudgeon and on the circles at the bottom of the statue were names of the people who donated to the Isis Education Center. This center was built in Hyde Park with those donations and it is completely sustainable. It aims to educate children on the inspiration of nature with lab experiments, cultural events, as well as yoga and meditation.

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As we walked by, we noticed how big the Serpentine lake was. I also noticed that there were lots of the deck chairs that I fell in love with the other day. The Serpentine Bar & Kitchen was the perfect place next to the lake to take a break with a beer at noon.

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For the rest of the day we walked on crowded streets and enjoyed the vibes of the city. Oxford Street and Regent Street were very crowded. I got the feeling that I was in Istanbul, walking on Istiklal Street for a while. Then we walked to Baker Street where Sherlock Holmes lived in the original story.

The best place to have a short break and grab a quick bite was definitely Pret a Manger. We did not miss any opportunity to stop by this chain’s shops every day. They offer natural and very delicious food. It’s hard to miss them, since they have 230 shops all around the UK.

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