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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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A relaxing walk

A peaceful walk or stroll around the various path lanes. A stop at The Cafe at Kensington Palace for a pick me up of scones and tea will energize you for the day

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A peaceful walk or stroll around the various path lanes. A stop at The Cafe at Kensington Palace for a pick me up of scones and tea will energize you for the day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Go there early in the morning when the sun is rising. It is so beautiful! You meet locals walking their dogs and other going for a run. Birds are relaxing by the ponds. It is super peaceful and you feel a million miles away from the noise of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

When the weather is right, the gardens are a real delight. Go for a lazy fun time with your best company.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Absolutely beautifully when a sunny day. Very well looked after gardens I love going here for walks with my children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I walked around this parked for about 2 hours. I found the gardens was very beautiful and it provided a very refreshing atmosphere. There were many people also walking around and jogging in this park. I also visited the statue of Peter Pan which was one of the main attraction in this garden. J.M. Barrie (creator of Peter Pan) was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a beautiful garden with many things to see, close to several interesting parts of the city. There are toilets, cafes, a pond. It is a great place to visit of where to stay for a rest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Amazing park. Be sure to find the Peter Pan statue if you are a fan of the story. Lovely place to picnic, walk or go for a run. The gardens were just starting to bloom but still gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a great park right in the heart of central London. Great facilities - loads of boris bike stations around, playground, cafes, toilets and is also the home to the Diana memorial fountain, serpentine and elfin oak!!! Easy to get to. High street Ken, Notting Hill Gate, Bayswater and Queensway tube all accessible. Easy to walk from Kensington gardens... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The park has a map at the entrance that helps you navigate to any statues or areas you want to go. A great place to stroll and people watch. there are a couple restrooms that charge a nominal fee and a couple of parks. the pod in the center of the park is a great place to sit and watch... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The gardens are probably gorgeous in full bloom, but I think that I was there a little early. It is still beautiful and well maintained. The Princess Diana Memorial Fountain looks more like a drainage ditch. Very odd.

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