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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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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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I went to get a bottle of water from waitrose/shell station at 9.45pm on a Monday and was told they closed shop, even though there were still some people in the shop, and sent me... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I went to get a bottle of water from waitrose/shell station at 9.45pm on a Monday and was told they closed shop, even though there were still some people in the shop, and sent me away...rudely!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

For a walk or a stroll, these historic gardens are very popular with a wide variety of people. Set within Kensington high street that is so busy and bustle, this can be a place of tranquility or just a place for the children to run about and play. This is an access place to Kensington Palace which is also do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have been to this park a few times and it is a lovely place to chill out, have a long walk or just sit down and relax. Of course at summertime it is better but some other times as well if weather allows us to stay. Nice to walk through and continue with Hyde park. Close to some museums... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We rented Boris bikes and had a lovely cycle though the park on the dedicated cycle paths. Plan to go back soon and discover more of the gardens on foot!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Lovely gardens. We went to see the diana memorial but obviously had to go here aswell. Lovely gardens and kensington palace. Well I want to live there!! Very large g as gardens takes some time but could do with better markers telling you whats where

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Amazing gardens, everything is so clean and there is amazing beauty to be found all around!! You may follow princesse's Diana memorial walk or you have a great jogging experience. You may also hire a bike!!! It is a must!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Was a great day out, the gardens are picturesque and not far from the Diana memorial. Must do if have enough time in London (far too much to do here for 1 week)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Visited Kensington Garden with its adjoining Hyde Park on the Christmas day.It was a memorable visit.Loved the greenery and the beautiful nature.My son enjoyed watching squirrels,robins and swans . Entry is free.You can get there by Kensington gate tube station or Queensway tube station near the Lancaster gate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

There is something about having huge parks in huge cities. Kensington Gardens and the adjoining Hyde Park provide a lovely time out to both visitors and residents. Kensington Gardens has its own flair and layout, and closer to the palace you'll discover elaborate, labyrinthine and beautiful areas, fountains, and squirrels. Lots of squirrels. Next time I will book for tea... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

very nice to see where diana stayed and the gardens around it. it looks as though it's not properly taking care of and we saw the greenery wasn't so green any more which was dissapointing.

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