Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain
The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain is a memorial in London dedicated to Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in a car crash in 1997. It was designed to express Diana’s spirit and love of children.
The fountain is located in the southwest corner of Hyde Park, just south of the Serpentine lake and east of the Serpentine Gallery. Its cornerstone was laid in September 2003 and it was officially opened on 6 July 2004 by Queen Elizabeth II. Also present were Diana’s younger brother Charles Spencer, her ex-husband Prince Charles, and her sons William and Harry.
The fountain was built with the best materials, talent and technology. It contains 545 pieces of Cornish granite – each shaped by the latest computer-controlled machinery and pieced together using traditional skills.
The design aims to reflect Diana’s life, water flows from the highest point in two directions as it cascades, swirls and bubbles before meeting in a calm pool at the bottom. The water is constantly being refreshed and is drawn from London’s water table.
The Memorial also symbolises Diana’s quality and openness. There are three bridges where you can cross the water and go right to the heart of the fountain. We hope visitors will feel at home when they visit this special place.
This unique memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales was opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 6th July 2004.
- Address: Hyde Park, W Carriage Dr, London W2 2UH
- Phone: 020 7298 2000
- Website: https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde-park/things-to-see-and-do/memorials,-fountains-and-statues/diana-memorial-fountain
- Get there by bus: 19, 755, 757, 758, 2, 10, 16, 36, 73, 74, 82, 137, 148, 414, 436, 94, 390
- Get there by tube/train: Lacanster Gate, Marble Arch (Central Line)
The Memorial has a path suitable for wheelchairs.
The area is supervised when open.
Please feel free to sit on the edge of the Memorial and refresh your feet.
We ask visitors not to walk on the Memorial.
Dogs are not permitted into the area, except for registered assistance dogs.
The area may be closed off during extremely cold or severe weather conditions.
- Monday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Tuesday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Wednesday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Friday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Sunday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm