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Rotten Row, London
It was Charles I who in 1637 opened the Hyde park to the general public. In 1665, the year of the Great Plague, many citizens of London fled the City to camp on Hyde Park, in the hope of escaping the disease.
At the end of the 17th century William III moved his court to Kensington Palace.A private road was laid out from the Palace to Hyde Park Corner, wide enough for three or four carriages to travel abreast down it, part of which survives today as Rotten Row.French for 'Route de Roi' or King's Road. The Kings found his walk to St James's was becoming increasingly dangerous, so he had 300 oil lamps installed, creating the first artificially lit highway in the UK.
Rotten Row, in London's Hyde Park, has been the most famous equestrian venue in England for 300 years.There are still today five miles of bridleways for riding in London's Hyde Park beside the Serpentine Lake, in the most beautiful setting for horse riding in a Capital City anywhere in the world.
THE place to show off your Hackney in the early 1900's
“Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent.”