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Speakers' Corner

What3words: Jacket.year.remind | Marble Arch, Hyde Park, London N7 8EL, England
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What3words: Jacket.year.remind | Marble Arch, Hyde Park, London N7 8EL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Might as well go to a local mosque 😡 and the law doesn't seem to apply to worshippers, especially the local ones.

Thank Debi D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As others have said there, not what you expect when you visit in early April on a rainy Sunday. Just a few people talking, no real back and forth. If was close by our hotel so we went twice & it was the same experience...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I remember going to speakers corner as a child with my grandpaperent. I used to love attending and listening to people speak. I can not believe how much something can change over time. It's a hostile place now, I didn't feel safe. There was many...More

7  Thank tjjohnsonn
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

What an experience!!!! Honestly nothing is accomplished because it is just people yelling at each other, but I loved this unique experience! Only happens on Sundays after about 4:30pm

2  Thank brettlevy
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Crowds of 200 or so Muslims praying en masse while protected by police. They will not protect you. They are instructed to remove anyone who might be annoying or critical of the Muslims on any one day. Jay Smith is a Christian who goes there...More

12  Thank Shatila82
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Speakers' Corner is a really interesting spot, if you are there at the right time. We were there a few years ago and we had a whale of a time with a speaker. However, the most recent time we visited things were not as exciting....More

Thank Dimitris L
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Visited with the expectation to hear people going on about whatever is important to them. When we got there the place was deserted. To be honest, unless there was a sign telling you where you were you would walk straight past it.

1  Thank Matt J
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

I've watched many YouTube videos of the debates and the live experience lived up to my expectations. There weren't as many people on a cold January Sunday, but I'll try and go again in the Summer.

1  Thank ZAnwar15
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

We were staying in London for the weekend and visited Speakers Corner. As we knew that it used to be great, as we had been students in London, we thought that with Trump and Brexit, there would be a great deal of activity. How wrong...More

Thank Jenni025
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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

2  Thank John M
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John M
20 April 2018|
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Response from tjjohnsonn | Reviewed this property |
Speakers corner is open to the public daily. However Sunday would be the best time to go if you want to see lots of muslim speakers, arguments and praying in mass.
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laura341
18 February 2015|
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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 !!
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