Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Celeb GOSSIP » Hot Spot of the Day: Hyde Park, London

The Black Eyed Peas got the party started, Grace Jones kept the funky good times going, and the English proved that July 4th weekend can be just as exciting abroad as it is here in America. How, you ask? By hosting the three day Wireless Festival in London's famed Hyde Park -- our Hot Spot of the Day.

In recent years, the city's largest live music festival had relied on rap's biggest names to bring in the crowds. But this time around, artists like Kanye West and Jay-Z were replaced by the more pop oriented and his BEP, who co-headlined the event along with dance DJs The Chemical Brothers and David Guetta. Thousands of fans -- including stars like Kelly Osbourne -- flocked to the British capital to take in the eclectic line-up, which also included Swedish rockers The Hives and a partially-clothed Taylor Momsen.

Famous for its Speakers' Corner -- where people go to practice their open-air public speaking abilities, i.e. say crazy things -- Hyde Park is one of London's largest and most iconic parks. At a size of 350 acres, or 142 hectares (for those who speak in British numbers), the green oasis is more than half the size of Monaco. It's also a fantastic place to enjoy one of London's four annual days of sunshine.

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