If you cut across Hyde Park through the middle from north to south, you end up at the top end of Exhibition Road. In 2003, the roadway was redesigned and it is really quite stunning. The sidewalks were removed and a pattern of black and very pale pink granite was put down instead of pavement. My pictures in no way do justice to the wonderful effect of this spacious promenade. Slow traffic is allowed down the middle of the road, but it was designed primarily with the enjoyment of the pedestrian in mind.
Decorated columns on the pillars of the Victoria and Albert Museum.