Hyde Park was created in 1536 by Henry Vlll for hunting . Hyde Park is one of the largest of London's Royal Parks. It is a 1.5 miles long and about a mile wide. The park is divided in two by the Serpentine and the Long Water. The Serpentine lake is home to ducks, coots, swans and tufty-headed grebes, and is also of great historic interest. It was a hotspot for mass demonstrations in the nineteenth century and remains so today.