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Kensington Gardens

The Magazine Storeyard | Magazine Gate, London W2 UH, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
44 20 7298 2100
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Ranked #70 of 1,041 attractions in London
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Type: Gardens, Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Separated from Hyde Park by the Serpentine, a lake used by boaters and swimmers, this park is calmer and more peaceful than its neighbor, and features... more » Owner description: Separated from Hyde Park by the Serpentine, a lake used by boaters and swimmers, this park is calmer and more peaceful than its neighbor, and features many attractions including a statue of Peter Pan, Albert Memorial and the Serpentine Art Gallery. « less
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Marl, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

took a long walk while my travel companions were jet lagged. It was beautiful, and I met a few locals. Stumbling across Peter Pan was magical, as was seeing the sun rise over the ponds. A wonderful place to stroll and see some history.

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Jagodina, Serbia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A favourite place of mine. Spring is now in full bloom and Kensington Gardens are looking gorgeous. Rent a cycle or stroll through the park. Visit Kensington Palace and/or have tea at l:Orangerie. There is also a playground for children.

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yorkshireman
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Had it not been for the numerous dogs running wild and could not give a damn owners i would have given 5 stars without doubt. Weather was super, most people were enjoying the park , many picnics ( dogs were a constant menace - no dog wardens to be seen !) Well kept gardens with a wonderful history. Well worth... More

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Venice, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

passing through as per "walking around the world" watching organized gardens in a British atmosphere

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Renting a chair per hour to enjoy the sun, families who enjoy the park playing with their young ones, Jogging, skating. Very nice, green and free place with playground for kids, coffee bar for parents en the Lady Di memorial.

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Vincennes, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This park is beautiful just to walk about and enjoy. Swan's on the lake are beautiful. The gift shop offer so many lovely things to take home . I always come to K. P. when in London.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This oasis is just wonderful. Right amidst the bustle of London is this gem - full of folk strolling, walking dogs, kids scooter ing along. This place brings a smile back to your face - lovely

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

A walk in Kensington Gardens in London on a sunny or a foggy day is refreshing. We visited in both types of weather. Historic structures, lovely fresh gardens in a vast park. Families playing games, old couples strolling and a feeling of what life in London may have been like long ago.

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Little Canfield, United Kingdom
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158 reviews 158 reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

If you need an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city then a wander through the park is ideal. The lake was full of wildfowl and the park areas well tended and clean.

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

go for a walk, go for dog walk, go for fun, go for photograph, go for time out, go to visit those lakes feed birds, go to the orangery .. love this place. love those beautiful flowers, lakes, the design, the historical sculpture..many more..

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