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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 #66 of 1,045 attractions in London
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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Isn't it? A stroll in the sun. You can visit the Palace and enjoy the exhibition and have a cup of tea.

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Buderim Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Kensington Gardens blends almost seemlessly with Hyde Park, but has those little extra touches that add to the pleasure. Framed by Kensington Palace at one end, and finishing with the Italian Gardens at the other, the gradens are a delight. Also contained within are the Princess Diana Childrens Park, the Albert Memorial and a brilliant must-see bronze statue of Peter... More

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Potomac, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Loved walking through this and seeing all the spring blooms. A great city escape. A must on your stay, also include Hyde Park and the Palace of course.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful gardens. We walked right through from Buckingham Palace to Kensington Palace. It made for a great day. The gardens are beautifully maintained.

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Marl, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

took a long walk while my travel companions were jet lagged. It was beautiful, and I met a few locals. Stumbling across Peter Pan was magical, as was seeing the sun rise over the ponds. A wonderful place to stroll and see some history.

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Jagodina, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A favourite place of mine. Spring is now in full bloom and Kensington Gardens are looking gorgeous. Rent a cycle or stroll through the park. Visit Kensington Palace and/or have tea at l:Orangerie. There is also a playground for children.

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yorkshireman
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Had it not been for the numerous dogs running wild and could not give a damn owners i would have given 5 stars without doubt. Weather was super, most people were enjoying the park , many picnics ( dogs were a constant menace - no dog wardens to be seen !) Well kept gardens with a wonderful history. Well worth... More

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

passing through as per "walking around the world" watching organized gardens in a British atmosphere

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Renting a chair per hour to enjoy the sun, families who enjoy the park playing with their young ones, Jogging, skating. Very nice, green and free place with playground for kids, coffee bar for parents en the Lady Di memorial.

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Vincennes, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This park is beautiful just to walk about and enjoy. Swan's on the lake are beautiful. The gift shop offer so many lovely things to take home . I always come to K. P. when in London.

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