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Summer weather June 27th
Summer weather June 27th. People enjoy the hot weather as they relax by the Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, London, as today was set to become the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures almost matching those in the Caribbean. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2011. Central and north London and the Home Counties were expected to bask in the highest temperatures in Britain, which are forecast to be only 1C (2F) less than the 32C (90F) forecast for the Jamaican capital of Kingston. See PA story WEATHER Heatwave. Photo credit should read: Clive Gee/PA Wire URN:11063603

Snapshot: 9 Photos of Hangin’ in London’s Hyde Park

Summer weather June 27th. People enjoy the hot weather as they relax by the Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, London, as today was set to become the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures almost matching those in the Caribbean. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2011. Central and north London and the Home Counties were expected to bask in the highest temperatures in Britain, which are forecast to be only 1C (2F) less than the 32C (90F) forecast for the Jamaican capital of Kingston. See PA story WEATHER Heatwave. Photo credit should read: Clive Gee/PA Wire URN:11063603

Whether you’re living in London or in town visiting, it’s nice to have a go-to spot when looking to take a breather. A trip to Hyde Park, one of London’s eight royal parks, is an ideal way to whittle away an afternoon. Conveniently located in Westminster, with multiple entrances and tube stops, the park covers 350 acres. Hyde Park is home to a number of attractions including Serpentine Lake and Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain; offering recreational activities like boating, cycling and horseback riding. But like the headline says, this post is about enjoying yourself doing practically nothing, specifically “hangin”’ … which is probably the number one non-recreational event in Hyde Park.

Take a peek at some of Hyde Park’s master relaxers in the snapshot below:

Summer weather June 27th. People enjoy the hot weather as they relax by the Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, London, as today was set to become the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures almost matching those in the Caribbean. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2011. Central and north London and the Home Counties were expected to bask in the highest temperatures in Britain, which are forecast to be only 1C (2F) less than the 32C (90F) forecast for the Jamaican capital of Kingston. See PA story WEATHER Heatwave. Photo credit should read: Clive Gee/PA Wire URN:11063603
People enjoy the hot weather as they relax by the Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, London. (Clive Gee/PA Wire)
French tourists have a picnic in the park as they sit in the sun in deck chairs in Hyde Park, London, Friday, March, 23, 2012. Temperatures in the capital are expected to rise to 20 celsius (68 fahrenheit) this weekend, far above the normal average for March. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
The park is decked out with chairs to lounge in. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Summer weather June 4. People take time to enjoy the hot weather in Hyde Park, central London. Picture date: Tuesday June 4, 2013. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire URN:16714979
If the chairs are all taken, the lawn looks just as inviting. (Yui Mok/PA Wire)
Summer Weather July 5. A couple of girls float in the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park central London, as hot weather hits the capital city. Picture date: Friday July 5, 2013. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire URN:16991459
These girls take a break from paddling and float away on Serpentine Lake. (John Stillwell/PA Wire)
Summer weather June 27th. Maria Quevedo with her 10-month-old son Tadeo, cool off in the Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, London, as today was set to become the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures almost matching those in the Caribbean. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2011. Central and north London and the Home Counties were expected to bask in the highest temperatures in Britain, which are forecast to be only 1C (2F) less than the 32C (90F) forecast for the Jamaican capital of Kingston. See PA story WEATHER Heatwave. Photo credit should read: Clive Gee/PA Wire URN:11062752
Parents take their children into the Diana Memorial Fountain to cool off. (Clive Gee/PA Wire)
Autumn weather October 2nd. A couple relax in a rowing boat on The Serpentine, in Hyde Park, as the heatwave is set to continue well into next week in parts of Britain, following a weekend of record-breaking temperatures. Picture date: Sunday October 2, 2011. See PA story WEATHER Heat. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire URN:11746605
Row boat? No thanks, we’re good.” (Yui Mok/PA Wire)
People enjoy the sun near a fountain at Hyde Park in London, Monday, July 8, 2013. England's capital experienced the warmest days of the year with temperatures up to 29 Celsius (84 Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
This pool isn’t super deep, but it gets the job done. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Sunniest March since 1929. File photo dated 28/3/2012 of Alex Hamilton, aged 33, from Notting Hill roller skates with her dog Tinkerbell beside the Serpentine in Hyde Park central London as the warm weather continues across the UK. March was the sunniest month since 1929, and the warmest since 1997 according to forecasters. Issue date: Monday April 2, 2012. The highest maximum temperature recorded was 23.6 degrees in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, on March 27 which was a new Scottish record for March. See PA story WEATHER Sun. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire URN:13209020 (Press Association via AP Images)
A rollerblader hangs with her best bud. (Press Association via AP Images)
Swans are seen at a lake in central London's Hyde Park, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. After one of the coldest and wettest starts to the year on record, summer has finally arrived in most of Britain with temperatures reaching nearly 30C in southern England. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
The swans of Hyde Park have the same idea. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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By Brigid Brown