A sign for Speakers' Corner
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A new look for Speakers' Corner

It is a place where anyone can get up and have their say on whatever subject they choose.

Over the years Speakers' Corner has hosted famous figures such as George Bernard Shaw, Karl Marx and George Orwell.

The site in London's Hyde Park is about to reopen to the public after being refurbished.

The BBC's Graham Satchell went to find out why, after nearly 150 years, it is still considered, by many, as the home of free speech.