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Speakers' Corner

| Marble Arch, Hyde Park, London W2 2EU, England
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| Marble Arch, Hyde Park, London W2 2EU, England
| Marble Arch, Hyde Park, London W2 2EU, England
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

The history of Speakers' Corner goes back to the mid-19th century when Hyde Park was an assembly point for different workers' movements, and occasionally riots occurred. Judging by the declining numbers of both speakers and listeners it would seem that open-air speaking is becoming of...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We stopped by Speaker's Corner at the end of September and were disappointed to see very few observers and only two speakers. One was talking about the Islamic religion and he was surrounded by similarly black-dressed men (only men) - no one commented at all....More

Thank robin f
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We had previously visited Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park while staying in London on another occasion. At that time it had been a lively and fascinating experience. Our most recent stay in London saw us passing through Speaker's Corner again, on a Sunday morning. There...More

2  Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The origins of this area go back to the days of the REFORM LEAGUE whose main aim was to obtain the right to vote fir adult males of working age. In 1872, the PARKS REGULATION BILL was enacted whereby the general public had the right...More

Thank Margaret Mary O
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Now dominated by predominantly religious speakers and not as lively or vibrant as it once was. A disappointment.

2  Thank sdmmb
Reviewed 9 August 2017

If you want to see free speech in action, this is a must on Sundays in Hyde Park. For decades, this is the place to be amazed that free speech does exist. You can just stand up and start speaking, people will gather around and...More

1  Thank cameragirl555
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

A diverse range of speakers with a slight bias towards subjects of religion on the day we visited. It's great to see free speech on show here. All of the speakers seemed seasoned and handle hecklers very well indeed. Indeed the interactions between speakers and...More

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Good experience and interesting debates! A lot of knowledgeable people who love a good debate! Definately worth going to on a sunday and then enjoy a nice trip across the road to Edgware road for a nice meal!

2  Thank Nasreen999
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Disappointed to find no speakers? Now it may be that Justin Beiber was on in Hyde Park or it may be free speech has gone! Either way sad not to here out spoken opinion.

Thank Trevor B
SwiftLondon, Manager at Speakers' Corner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Speakers Corner is on Sunday afternoons. But when there are big pop concerts most of the speakers stay away.

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Interesting human debates. A people gathering of all kinds looking for a place to be heard. Not all are single contributors, some with organisation behind them

Thank Hanoch S
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17 February 2015|
Response from bharat1956 | Reviewed this property |
The best time to be there would be between 8 & 11 am.between these times you will get to hear a complete range of speakers . From the sensible to the utterly comical !!