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2 January 2010

Watch for horses on Rotten Row

Rotten Row is a sand-covered bridleway in Hyde Park which is part of the Hyde Park South Ride for horses. It was created by William III in the 17th century, and was even lit with oil lamps in 1690, becoming the first artificially lit highway in Britain.

Whilst it became popular as a meeting place for rich Londoners on horseback in the 18th century, it now sees less traffic, only drawing the super-rich who can afford to stable horses around Hyde Park, the Household Cavalry, who have stables in Hyde Park Barracks in Knightsbridge, and some members of the public from commercial stables nearby where horses are available to hire for lessons at a steep fee.

For more, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotten_Row

^Picture by garryknight^


  1. hiya, just stumbled across your blog. always love seeing blogs on London. i will add your link to mine :) hope you're having a lovely new year!

    - Steph

  2. Thanks mate! Glad to have your support.