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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 1,098 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Come here anytime of the year for a walk through, escape the hustle and bustle in a beautiful setting. We saw a famous face or two strolling around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I had come in winter which is probably not the best time to see the gardens ,I would have chosen summer or spring but nerver the less the gardens are calm,peaceful and feel miles away from busy London

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Pargas, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Me and my son stayed at a hotel quite near the park, so we decided to skip the tube all along during our visit and get some exercise taking different routes thru the park each day. This gave us ample time to talk and contemplate on things and thoughts together with my teen, while heading for the tourist traps in... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Kensington Gardens are located right near Kensington Palace (which has a lovely cafe downstairs). It is a lovely park to let you escape the sounds and traffic of the city and, if rare occasion permits, take in some rays on the grass. You can stroll around, people watch or head over to Kensington Palace for a tour or a piece... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Has a lovely day walking through the gardens and park so peaceful had a picnic on the grass and watched the squirrels running past Lovely not to have the Hustle and bustle of the busy shopping streets saw Peter Pans statue and the lovely Italian Gardens enjoyed walking and have visited a few times and see something different each time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Very nice and peaceful place for families and children to get away from the busy parts of London. We had a lovely pinic in the afternoon near the lake where we could see some beautiful swans.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We came here because I got in my head this was a garden (like Kews) but it's just a park. It was very barren and brown, not green at all. Most people we saw in the park had dogs or children leading me to believe this is more a spot for Londoners to visit than tourists. We ate our packed... More

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Focsani, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a very beautiful park and it's worth walking around. It's an excellent place if you want to relax after a full morning&afternoon !

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is an absolutely wonderful park, fountains are beautiful the lake is refreshing and the walkways are comfortable to walk on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very calm, and heart-wrenchingly beautiful at some places. A whole summertime could be spent just with wandering around here.

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