Review of 'Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The London Mastaba'

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Visiting Hyde Park last summer you could not help notice a rather large pyramid of barrels floating in the middle of the Serpentine. This is “The London Mustaba” by the artist Christo and Jeanne-Claude was made up of 7,506 horizontally stacked 55 gallon barrels on a floating platform, 20 m high, 30m wide and 40m long.

The best way to see the exhibit was to take a pedal boat out to see it though their were staff on hand to make sure you did not get too close.

Amazing. Not sure what it means, but seriously amazing to look at.

Rating: “Nearly perfect, but not quite”

Review Date: 2019-01-26

Hyde Park

Location: London (England)

Address: Hyde Park, London ENGLAND

Public Transport: TUBE Hyde Park Corner TUBE Marble Arch


Hyde Park is an amazing green space in the middle of London. With a large amount of trees there is also plenty of grass on which to enjoy good weather. “The Serpentine” is a small lake in the middle of the park that has swimming (in summer) and a few cafes along it's shoreline. The Serpentine Gallery is an art gallery just off of the one road (West Carriage Drive) that runs through the middle of the park north - south. On the extreme west end is Kensington Palace, former home to Princess Diana but also open for visitors. The Albert Memorial on the south-west side of the park is opposite the Royal Albert hall but is also surrounded by formal gardens which are wonderful in the spring and summer.

Hyde Park regularly plays host to many events including large concerts in the north east corner (near Marble Arch) in the summer and Winter Wonderland (in the same location) at Christmas. The Olympics in 2012 used park for several events.