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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 #69 of 1,085 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I would definitely recommend a walk through Kensington gardens whilst visiting London. We took the children to the memorial playground first then took a lovely walk through these gardens after. I found it amazing to people watch; there is so much going on yet so so peaceful and quiet at the same time. The biggest hits for our kids were... More

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Ariel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Very nice quiet place in the central London. Good idea to take a bike from Barclay's - you'll have much more fun riding the bike.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Lovely to have a walk through during a trip to London, very peaceful and relaxing. Not too busy and there were lots of places to sit down and relax. Plenty of bins and very clean. Again, as I said in the Hyde Park review it was lovely to see the amount of cyclists that go through this park.

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New York City, New York
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A wonderful park in the middle of the big city. We rented deck chairs for several hours and sat and watched the London world go by. Park is a bee hive of activity, but still a peaceful, restful place. Don't miss the beautiful flower gardens.

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Woodland Hills, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

What an amazing place to have a picnic- we bought our food at the Portobello Road market, then walked to the Gardens for a picnic under the most beautiful tree in front of Round Pond.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Kids had a ball here and adjoining section of hyde park. The play park is good but the seating area could be better for adults. Good free fun

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great target point to run to from your hotel if you live nearby, prepare for runners, bikers, dogs, ducks, swans, a lake and several gardens!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited the Kensington Palace Orangery for High tea, yum! Take a coat because you never know when it is going to rain. Use the Tube afterwards to get home as the tour bus ends there from the Viator group.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Happened on Kensington Gardens during a walk. Beautiful, lush and opulent are three words that come to mind. The sunken garden is beautiful. But the wild gardens, that you know are planned to the nth degree...were just wonderful. We enjoyed a walk and had coffee at the café. No charge for the gardens. We did not tour the palace.

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Champaign, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you can walk to your next destination and get to walk through Kensington Gardens, thats the way to go. A nice little relaxing walk.

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