45: Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park

Speakers CornerThe bus goes around the traffic island at Marble Arch. On the left in Hyde Park is the location of Speakers' Corner where anyone can turn up to exercise their right to free speech. At the weekend, there is normally a small crowd gathered here to listen and heckle, but nobody regards this as a venue for serious debate. In the distance, the large grassed area is where the concerts in Hyde Park are staged. The Rolling Stones played here in 1968 and in 2005 this was the site for the Live8 charity event when over 1000 performers were seen worldwide on 182 TV networks.


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Paddington Station | Paddington Basin | Edgware Road | Marble Arch | Oxford Street | Selfridges | John Lewis | Oxford Circus | Liberty | Carnaby | Piccadilly Circus | Shaftesbury Avenue | Leicester Square | Trafalgar Square | Strand | Covent Garden | Aldwych | Law Courts | Temple Bar | Ludgate Hill | St. Paul's Cathedral | Bank of England | London Stone | All Hallows Church | Tower of London | London Wall | Tower Bridge | Port of London Building | Monument | Tate Modern | Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese | Inns of Court | Dr. Johnson | Somerset House | Savoy Hotel | Charing Cross | Admiralty Arch | Texas Embassy | Eros Statue | Regent Street | Hamleys Toy Shop | BBC Broadcasting House | New Bond Street | Primark Store | Speakers' Corner | St. Mary's Hospital


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