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Kensington Gardens

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Address: The Magazine Storeyard | Magazine Gate, London W2 UH, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7298 2100
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Separated from Hyde Park by the Serpentine, a lake used by boaters and...

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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Dreary day made brighter with a visit here

A melancholy, gray day was made so much better by walking through the beautiful gardens. Stop and visit the 900-year-old oak stump as you are passing through.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A melancholy, gray day was made so much better by walking through the beautiful gardens. Stop and visit the 900-year-old oak stump as you are passing through.

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Thank Shannon H
Brighton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice gardens, nothing very special, not very big, was a bit grey in autumn. its ok for a walk day time

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful, beautiful, peaceful and you can have tea. What more do you want ? At any season the Gardens are wonderful.

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Sherrard, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is located at the edge of Hyde Park, a stones throw from the Prince Albert Memorial and the rest of that part of London. There's a nice photo op with a photo of Lady Di, but you can't get in.

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Renton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a great walk through the park. So peaceful & clean! We found the Peter Pan statue (so much detail) & the Princess Diana memorial fountain. There is also a whole foods near by :)

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Long Island, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's wonderful to walk through Kensington Gardens on a bright and sunny late January day. Hard to believe that the daffodils are already in bloom.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are 116 public parks in London so I've been told. I don't know them all but Kensington Garden is my favourite. Very spacious and well kept. It's in between Notting Hill, Bayswater and Kensington High street which is a perfect location for visitors to central London especially for tourists going to the not far away Portobello market on a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kensington Gardens is but one half of a vast green open-air space stretching from Marble Arch in the east to Notting Hill and the grand embassies of Kensington to the west, the other half being Hyde Park. The Serpentine boating lake sits in its middle, with the art gallery sharing the same name in two parts one in Hyde Park... More 

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sterlingroad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Like most cities it's sometimes necessary to get away for a little peace and quiet. Kensington Gardens is the place to go when in London. The Gardens are easy to access by tube - in a few minutes you are away from the hustle and bustle of London and in a pastoral setting reflective of an earlier time. The grounds... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such variety of landscapes and buildings/memorials in this park. We have covered most of it and just love walking through it, looking at the wildlife and people walking their dogs. Superb

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