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Hyde Park Corner is a place in Londonmarker, at the south-east corner of Hyde Parkmarker. It is a major intersection where Park Lanemarker, Knightsbridgemarker, Piccadillymarker, Grosvenor Placemarker and Constitution Hillmarker converge. The closest tube station is Hyde Park Cornermarker.

In the centre of the roundabout stands Constitution Arch (or Wellington Archmarker), designed by Decimus Burton as a memorial to the Duke of Wellington and originally providing a grand entrance to London. It was built as a northern gate to the grounds of Buckingham Palacemarker. Originally the arch was topped with an equestrian statue of the Dukemarker by Matthew Cotes Wyatt, but it was replaced with the current work, The Angel of Peace descending on the Quadriga of Victory (1912) by Adrian Jones. Other monuments at Hyde Park Corner include Jones's Monument to the Cavalry of the Empire (off the west side of Park Lane), Alexander Munro's Boy and Dolphin statue (in a rose garden parallel to Rotten Row, going west from Hyde Park Corner), the Wellington Monumentmarker (off the west side of Park Lane) and a statue of Byron (on a traffic island opposite the Wellington Monument).

In the post-war years Park Lane was widened and the area around the arch became a large traffic island, mostly laid to grass. The traffic island area includes a smaller equestrian statue of Wellington, the Machine Gun Corps Memorialmarker, the Royal Artillery Memorialmarker, the Australian War Memorialmarker and the New Zealand War Memorialmarker. An underpass beneath the junction allows traffic to flow freely between Knightsbridgemarker and Piccadillymarker. The Queen Elizabeth Gate and the Hyde Park Corner Screen are on the boundary of Hyde Park at Hyde Park Corner. To the north of the roundabout is Apsley Housemarker, the home of the first Duke of Wellington. "Hyde Park Corner" was also used as a code to announce to the Government the death of King George VI in 1952.

Memorials at Hyde Park Corner

Image:Australian war memorial, London.JPG|The Australian War MemorialImage:DavidLondon.JPG|Statue of David commemorating the dead of the Machine Gun Corps in World War IImage:NZ war memorial, London.JPG|The New Zealand War MemorialImage:Royal Artillery Memorial, outside Aspley House, London.JPG|The Royal Artillery Memorial

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