Boating in Hyde Park

Hyde Park has a fleet of rowing and pedal boats which operate on the famous Serpentine and the UK’s first SolarShuttle, a magnificent vessel which glides silently across the lake powered only by the sun.

Feel free to ring us if you have any special requests or requirements.

Opening Times

The Boating Lake is open all year except Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Times are from 10.00 a.m. until around 4.00 pm in the winter and 8.00 pm in the summer. Please ring on the day if you need more specific times.

Children under the age of 12 months are not permitted on the hire boats but are permitted on the SolarShuttle.
Dogs are not permitted on the hire boats but may go on the SolarShuttle subject to passenger loading.
Children aged under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Price per person half-hour 1 hour
Adult £10 £12
Child (under 15) £4 £5
Family (2 adults + 2 children) £24 £29

Call +44 207 262 1989 for more information

The SolarShuttle, boat hire and visitor centre are operated by Bluebird Boats on behalf of The Royal Parks.