With vast expanses of well-cared for green grass, the meandering Serpentine river, birds, squirrels and all kinds of fascinating nature, Hyde Park is the ideal place for a picnic in the summer, cycling in the spring, autumnal walks and a visit to the exciting winter wonderland for Christmas.
However, as is the case with any of the Royal Parks, there are certain potential hazards and threats to safety you ought to be aware of to help guard against painful and embarrassing accidents in public.
How can I avoid slips, trips and falls in Hyde Park?
The first, and main, weapon in the battle to stay on your feet as you stroll along the pathways is what to wear on your feet. High heels may look glamorous, but can easily cause a public slip or fall in the wrong conditions. Any day where rain is possible, which, let’s face it, in England really means any day of the year, is a day where it might be best to leave the stilettos at home in favour of some well-gripped, supportive footwear.
Hyde Park is one of the most picturesque places in London and is not somewhere that ought to be rushed through. Not only would this mean you miss out on the colourful splendour of much of the nature, it also increases the likelihood of suffering a trip or fall and the subsequent personal injuries.
How can I avoid personal injuries from other accidents in Hyde Park?
Given its central location, Hyde Park is difficult to access by car. Whilst limited parking is available nearby, any resident will tell you that driving through central London is something of a minefield where the potential for a car crash, motorcycle accident or another form of accident on the road is never far away.
Therefore, it is best to access Hyde Park via the tube. The park is open from five o’clock in the morning until midnight, giving you plenty of time to take it all in. however, if you are going for a specific event then be sure to leave plenty of time as rushing up the station steps increases the likelihood of a public trip or fall.
If you are hurt in an accident at Hyde Park or any other public place, you may be legally due some accident compensation. Give Accident Advice Helpline’S freephone advice service a call today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice