DSC 0900fi 690x495 - The One Million Queen

One Million Queen was unveiled on 29th November 2018. This unusual sculpture at Hyde Park Corner is based on Marga’s earlier work at the Ventique art gallery in Chelsea. It was meant to be launched in the summer of 2018, the idea being the bright sun would reflect the 1Read More →

IMG 8060fi 690x495 - Winter Wonderland is open!

Winter Wonderland opened on 22nd November 2018. It had a charity evening on the 21st which was attended by celebrities and others who paid £65 a head for unlimited ride tickets. The event was in aid of the Royal Parks. Tonight (22nd) was the public’s turn to sample Britain’s largestRead More →

IMG 9801fi 690x495 - The München Looping tests its lights

The München Looping tested its new digital lights for the first time in London’s Hyde Park on Sunday 11th November 2018. These lights were installed in time for the ride’s residency at Munich’s Oktoberfest a few weeks ago. The München Looping is basically complete and the other rides and stallsRead More →

IMG 3865fi 690x495 - The München Looping is being built

As discussed a few weeks ago, the München Looping has returned to London’s Hyde park for a third year running! The sections of the park needed for Winter Wonderland were closed off from the 4th November and the perimeter fence put up. On Monday 5th November the different venues startedRead More →

IMG 6050fi 690x495 - The München Looping Returns

This year’s Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park – the festival’s 12th year – also sees the return of the Olympia Looping or as we in Brexit angst England know it – the München Looping, or if you prefer, the Munich Looping – is back for a third year. Very littleRead More →

DSC 0974fi 690x495 - Winter Wonderland scenes #1

A pictorial post showing various scenes taken during visits to Winter Wonderland 2017. During some of my earlier visits I envisaged there was some scope for scenes of a social or humorous nature, hence on the last couple of visits to Winter Wonderland an attempt at focusing more on theseRead More →

IMG 5871fi 690x495 - Winter Wonderland 2017

Winter Wonderland is back. Its official opening was on 17th November and it’ll be open everyday (except Xmas Day) until New Years Day. Most of the popular rides are back and some new ones too. The layout this year is mainly similar to last year however the big difference thisRead More →

IMG 1203 - Ian Visits' Civil War Fort Error

This is what Ian Visits has to say re the Hyde Park Civil War Fort:“Once you’re in Hyde Park head southwards again, until you get to the Joy of Life fountain. Installed in 1963 it replaced an earlier fountain that sits on top of a since filled in water reservoirRead More →