Every year Hyde Park opens its gates to play host to some of the biggest acts on the planet as part of British Summer Time, and this time around, we’re lucky enough to have P!NK, Guns N’ Roses, Take That, BLACKPINK, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Lana Del Rey all gracing the stage. The festival has a capacity of 65,000.
What makes this festival extra special is the fact that all the supports are curated by the headliner, so each day has a specific feel and vibe that really works together. Plus, it’s super easy to get to and the festival space is large enough so it never feels too crowded when trying to get around.
How do I get to Hyde Park? Where is the nearest tube or rail station?
It’s easy to get to the festival by public transport. The nearest tube stations to British Summer Time Hyde Park are Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line), Marble Arch (Central line), Knightsbridge (Piccadilly line), and Green Park (Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines). The nearest rail stations are Victoria and Paddington.
From there it’s a 10-15 minute walk to one of the various entrances.
There are also buses stopping at Marble Arch, just outside the park including 7, 10, 16, 23, 30, 36, 73, 74, 82, 94, 98, 137, 148, 159, 159, 274, 390, 414, 436.
Where is the main entrance to BST Hyde Park?
There are various entrances to the festival grounds. The main entrance to British Summer Time Hyde Park is located at the Great Cumberland Gate (North Entrance). Additionally, there are secondary entrances located at Hyde Park Corner (South Entrance) and Knightsbridge (West Entrance).
Check the above maps to see which entrance is the best for you and what the nearest Tube Station is.
Where does the queue start?
The queue starts at the main entrances and follows a designated route around the park. There may be different queues for different types of tickets, such as general admission, VIP, gold circle, etc. Please follow the signs and instructions from the staff.
Where is the disabled access entrance?
There is a dedicated accessible entrance for the festival, reserved for those with accessibility tickets only. It is located on the West side of the festival site, which may require a longer distance to travel depending on where you enter Hyde Park. However, this entrance provides a hard standing path along the event perimeter and inside the event grounds leading to the Viewing Platform and Ground Level Viewing Area.
Where are the disabled viewing areas in the festival?
There are two viewing areas at the British Summer Time Festival. Do note that pre-booking is required, subject to availability, and proof of disability is necessary.
Main Stage Viewing Platform: This raised platform is for wheelchair users and others with impairments who cannot use the ground-level standing area.
Ground Level Viewing Area: This is a standing area for disabled customers who prefer a less crowded space and the option to sit occasionally. Please note that the view of the stage may be obstructed when seated due to standing customers in front.
What time does BST Hyde Park open and close?
The festival gates open at 2:00 pm and close at 10:30 pm. The last entry time is 8:30 pm and shows usually finish around 10:30 pm.
Headliners start their set at around 8 pm and finish around 10:20 – 10:30 pm. Depending on the encore.
Keep in mind that there is no readmission to BST Hyde Park after entry. Once you’re in, you’re in!
Are there lockers or places to store your bag?
No, there are no lockers available and you can bring in only one small bag with you, so it’s considering what you’ll need to take with you.
2023 BST Hyde Park Headliners:
Saturday 24th June P!NK
Sunday 25th June – P!NK
Friday 30th June – Guns N’ Roses
Saturday 1st July – Take That
Sunday 2nd July – BLACKPINK
Thursday 6th July – Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
Friday 7th July – Billy Joel
Saturday 8th July – Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
Sunday 9th July – Lana Del Rey