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Kensington Gardens

Address: The Magazine Storeyard | Magazine Gate, London W2 UH, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
Phone Number: 44 20 7298 2100
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Ranked #37 of 918 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Owner description: Separated from Hyde Park by the Serpentine, a lake used by boaters...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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.
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Kensington Gardens are huge and a pleasure to wander in any season. You could easily forget you are in London, if it wasn't for the steady flow of low flying aircraft heading in to Heathrow. By far the largest park in Central London, it merges seamlessly into Hyde Park which is just across West Carriage Drive - the only road... More 

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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is by far my favorite park in London. They have Princess Diana Memorial, Peter Pan statue, the Italian Gardens, Kensington Palace and the Orangery. The park is stunning and kept very clean. This is a must see when in London. Definitely go and have a picnic lunch. If you go on a weekday, you will see a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A great place for have a walk with so many animals around the river. I loved all the flowers there with their amazing smells

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Nice place for a walk,alot of birds in the river. Very clean and there was even people swimming in January in the Lake

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Lovely place to walk, although noisy. If we had more time we would have visited the Palace as well. Almost all dogs we saw were off their leads, which I personally like, but it was clearly stated with signs everywhere that dogs should remain on their leads.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

one of the best gardens in England with lots of flowers. People should come here whenever you have chance to be in London

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We love to stay in Kensington when we visit London to be able to take a leisurely still through the gardens to enjoy the 'peace' even though it can be extremely busy. Take a seat and people watch, it is fascinating. Enjoy the trees the birds the squirrels and the 'sounds'. Swans and ducks are plentiful at the pond. If... More 

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Always liked to go for a walk to Kensington Gardens, love the birds and squirrels, people passing through and atmosphere, you don't feel like you in the heart of the vibrant city because is more relaxing and it feels you are away of troubles of everyday's life.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The gardens are a good place to walk after a long flight, a train ride to Paddington, and before you lay down for the evening. Be mindful of the evening and stay near the lighted paths for safety.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Seriously lovely for walks. Gorgeous scenery, and lovely lakes around. Putin your head phones and go for it !!

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