Hyde Park covers an area of 625 acres, split into two pieces – Hyde Park forms the eastern half (350 acres). Anything west of the Serpentine is known as Kensington Gardens (275 acres). The park was the site of the Great Exhibition in 1851, and is also known for Speakers Corner. During the time of the Suffragetes, protests were held in the park
Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in London, and one of the Royal Parks of London, famous for its Speakers' Corner. Site of the Great Exhibition of 1851, for which the Crystal Palace was designed by Joseph Paxton. The park has become a traditional location for mass demonstrations. The Chartists, the Reform League, +the Suffragettes have all held protests in the park. The park is divided in two by the Serpentine and the Long Water.