The Memorial is a beautiful water feature, built using 545 pieces of Cornish granite, with the design aiming to reflect Diana’s life. Water flows from the highest point in two directions as it cascades, swirls and bubbles before meeting in a calm pool at the bottom. There are three bridges where you can cross the water and go right to the heart of the fountain. Visitors are welcome to sit on the edge of the memorial and dip their feet in but this is not a water play feature and visitors are asked not to walk on the fountain. The area is supervised whilst open. There are fenced off areas of grass next to the fountain where you can play and picnic.
Address: Hyde Park, W Carriage Dr, London, W2 2UH
Telephone: 020 7298 2000
Opening hours: April-August daily 10.00-20.00, September daily 10.00-19.00, March & October daily 10.00-18.00, November-February daily 10.00-16.00
Getting there: 12 minute walk from Lancaster Gate station (Central) or 15 minutes walk from Knightsbridge (Piccadilly line). NB these stations are not step-free.
(NB Lancaster Gate station is closed until July 2017. The second nearest station on the Central Line is Queensway which is a pleasant 20 minute walk away through the park).
Age range: Any age
Facilities: The Memorial has a path suitable for wheelchairs, toilets and the family friendly Lido Café Bar are right next door
Where next? If you fancy some more water adventure – hire a boat on the Serpentine or dive in for a swim at Serpentine Lido. Or head to the Hyde Park playground or the Princess Diana Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens next door.
(Please note: whilst we regularly check our listings for accuracy, we always recommend you check the finer details directly with the venue before setting out! Listing last updated February 2017.)