Updated: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 17:23:15 GMT | By pa.press.net

Hyde Park

Capacity: 3,000


Competitors start the marathon swimming Olympic test event at Hyde Park. (© Press Association)

Competitors start the marathon swimming Olympic test event at Hyde Park.

Capacity: 3,000

Completion date: Pre-existing

Sports: Triathlon, Swimming - 10km Marathon

Events: 4

Latitude / Longitude: 51.507013 / -0.161513

Transport links: Tube - Hyde Park Corner; Rail - Victoria, Paddington Stations

Hyde Park is London's largest Royal Park and covers an area of 350 acres. It is situated in the West End of London and has been open to the public since 1637. The park will be transformed into a temporary venue for the Games with 3,000 seats and is the setting for both the triathlon and open-water swimming marathon events - with the Serpentine Lake being used for the swimming. Hyde Park is also the setting for many of the music and cultural events staged during London 2012 as part of the Cultural Olympiad.