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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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Description: 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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Take your time and enjoy the gardens. The formal gardens by Kensington Palace are breathtaking. Don't forget to visit the Peter Pan statue and the Princess Diana Memorial.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Take your time and enjoy the gardens. The formal gardens by Kensington Palace are breathtaking. Don't forget to visit the Peter Pan statue and the Princess Diana Memorial.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were there twice this year for a walk around. Lovely surroundings and very peaceful. Toilet facilities and lots to see - squirrels, swans, ducks, all sorts of birds, including wild parrots!! Nice place to go for a stroll :)

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Dongguan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A beautiful garden, came here after shopping in harrods. I recommend getting a picnic and enjoying it by the pond. My little brother had fun feeding the crumbs to the ducks and swans

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Kensington Gardens are contiguous with Hyde Park 620 acres in total. Once the hunting ground of Henry VIII created in 1536, it separated from Hyde park in 1728. We enjoyed a lovely day cycling round both parks, you can only cycle on certain paths, we had a nice picnic under the shade of a tree.. The park contains the Albert... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We attended a James bond theme night here and the VIP was a little hard to negotiate but eventually we got our free drinks even though we were a little late. The place itself is well set out with what appears to be moving walls to seal off rooms. The garden was a little cold but very inviting. i would... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very picturesque and a great place to promenade half a day away. Playgrounds, ponds, sculptures, sunken gardens, a palace, delightful dogs, a great place to take children for a picnic and play.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a good park, nice and big and lovely to visit in the summer for a cycle, walk or a picnic. I enjoyed going here,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Kensington gardens are very pretty, but a bit closed off. You somewhat loom from afar since you cannot enter the actual garden. We grabbed some lovely photos but didn't spend a huge amount of time.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Kensington Gardens is one of many beautiful Royal Parks in London. My favorite area is the Italian Garden fountains. It's a 150-year-old ornamental water garden located on the north side of Kensington Gardens near Lancaster Gate. There are many elegant sculptures and fountains. It's the perfect place to people watch, or just take in all the awesome artistry surrounding you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Most beautiful and relaxing place in London. The Flower Walk is absolutely beautiful and serene. Quiet beauty in the city is unusual but can be found here.

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Additional Information about Kensington Gardens

Address: The Magazine Storeyard | Magazine Gate, London W2 UH, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7298 2100
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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