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Speaker's Corner reopens to the public

The famous protest area in Hyde Park will be reopened today following refurbishment to improve the site.

Refurbishment completed on Speaker's Corner

A protestor at Hyde Park's Speaker's Corner Credit: REUTERS/Chris Helgren

London's famous Speaker's Corner will be officially reopened to the public today following refurbishment. The area is one of the capital's most famous gathering points for demonstrators to gather and for speakers to protest.

Large trees have been planted on the site near one of Hyde Park's entrances to reduce noise from the nearby traffic. Grassy areas on the corner have also been extended and more plants have been introduced.

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