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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
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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Watch out for the bicycles!

A wonderful place to relax and soak in the vast green space, the serene lake with swans, but do keep alert for the bicycles and joggers!!!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A wonderful place to relax and soak in the vast green space, the serene lake with swans, but do keep alert for the bicycles and joggers!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are a AAA member this is part of a package of three castles. They have a collection of prices Dianna dresses and the grounds are beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

dont miss the statue of Peter Pan, and the Albert memorial, such a lovely park really really like it here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Three times a year I stay at palace gate Kensington directly opposite Kensington palace I a always. Walked afriends dogs in these beautiful gardens the last time was in April/May to walk among the trees and admire the beautiful spring flowers is a sight not to be missed also one meets other footballers and it is a pleasure to talk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

On a rather sunny , but cool day , my daughter and I strolled through Kensington Gardens and had a picnic on the lawns near the Band Rotunda. There were several groups like ourselves enjoying the peaceful surroundings. From there we moved on to Kensington Palace and listened to the recorded message in front of Queen Victoria's statue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Kensington Gardens offered just what we needed in the middle of a long day of sight seeing. It's a beautiful place to take a stroll, a nap, or enjoy a picnic. Plus, it's kid and pet friendly, too, with lots of space to run around. The Gardens are near tube stops which make it easy to get to.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Great at any time of year, nicely kept and much like the other royal parks in London. Try a picnic on a nice sunny day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

There are lots of green spaces within London, but Kensington Gardens is one of my two favorites purely for all of the small attractions located inside. Kensington Palace, the Princess Diana memorial, and several flower gardens make it a great spot to linger on a sunny afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Had an hour to kill before opening of palace. Strolled around the gardens, they are beautifully kept, with a vast array of plants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I was there to do a morning run at about 6.30 a.m. There were many people around. Fellow joggers, people walking their dogs, older folks just sitting by the park bench. The gardens are very well maintained, it's clean and there are lots of space all over. Towards the end of my run, there were families with kids strolling in... More 

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Additional Information about Kensington Gardens

Address: 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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