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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 #68 of 1,106 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The gardens were located across the street from our hotel so it was easy access to cross and stroll through the beautiful green park and flowers. We spent several hours walking through the park and sitting on bench's just watching the activities going on. Unfortunately the Orangery Restaurant was closed so we missed have an afternoon tea/scone break. The ponds... More

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Bridgewater, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Walked thru here on our way to Kensington Palace. Lots of people but much less crowded than other areas of London. The scenery was pleasant and it was a nice break from the streets and attractions. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

What a perfect place for a stroll. It's well tended, beautifully arranged and free! A perfect way to relax in the afternoon.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This park is huge, you can walk for a couple of hours non-stop and still not cover it all. Throw in a couple of pauses to watch the wildlife, the passing parade or simply soak up some sunshine on the grass, and you can easily spend half a day here. Lots of sculpture, statues, memorials, lakes and ponds and some... More

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Bristol, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful place to visit while in London. After 10 days of touring all over the area we picked up a coffee and came to the park to simply sit. So peaceful and relaxing. We highly recommend just taking a walk or simply finding a quiet corner where you enjoy the view and just soaking in this breath taking place.

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Lake Cathie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Green, green grass & peace & quiet in the heart of London - wonderful! Lovely to wander about in the sunshine & enjoy the ambience.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

When I worked in London, I always took my book and just sat in the beautiful park. I love people watching too and saying hello to all the passing dogs ( and owners of course).A good place to just relax and rejuvenate the soul.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was my second visit to Kensignton Garden in 6 months. The garden is as beautiful in early Spring as it is in peak Summers. A must for the tourist with all the mentioned statues and ponds, run trails and a kiddie playground it serves to every taste. Walk from Notting Hills' Portobello market to Kensignton High Street and then... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 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

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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