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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 #45 of 852 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
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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 many attractions including a statue of Peter Pan, Albert Memorial and the Serpentine Art Gallery.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Our apartment was basically 20 metres away from this beautiful park, so we decided to give it a try. Nice, well-kept place, with a great and relaxing atmosphere. You can lay on the grass or under a big tree, feed the ducks or play with the squirrels, and even sit on a bench to admire Peter Pan's statue. You can... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This park is right next to Hyde Park and could be seen as a continuation of it, if it were not so different. The Serpentine (a long, small lake) continues into Kensington Gardens. To the east of it I found the park less "manicured" than Hyde Park, and none the worse for it (though it may simply have been that... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

One of the prettiest parks I've strolled. You can see a lot on foot but rent a bike if you want to take it all in. Lot's of bird poo though so watch where you walk! There's a little cafe on the edge of the garens near the Princess Diana childrens playground. They sell this ice cream from Jersey. Yum!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Well kept landscaping, probably a great place to exercise (at least we saw a lot of people doing so. We walked along the Broad Walk and fed the birds around Round Pond (because sometimes naming things is hard and you choose the easiest answer). We also visited Kensington Palace on the West side which was worth the time. Definitely give... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A wonderful place to walk around even in the rain like we did. Relaxing and plenty of squirrels and sculptures to view. Relaing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A great break from the city of London - to walk through the gardens is tranquil. Rolling parkland, lakes, trees, on the warm summer day I visited lots of people were out and about enjoying the sunshine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Located next to the Hyde Park and is just equally beautiful! Great place to spend a beautiful day. Has some statues, palace and the Albert Memorial (opposite to the Royal Albert Hall). They close it quite early (I think 4.45 PM or something like that), so go early.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just amazing walking by the Kensington's Gardens. Beautiful the Royal Palace, the lake and the surround. In the middle of the city but so peaceful in the same time. Linked with Hyde Park. To see and go often if u live in London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

En route to Buckingham Palace we strolled through the gardens. It was busy, and there was an abundance of ducks, swans, squirrels that made our walk very scenic. It is also worth noting that it is a tourist haven and you are bound to meet friendly tourists

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Were over in Kensington and wanted to get away from the crowds and the traffic so decided to take a detour through the gardens to visit the Palace grounds. It was a good decision as the gardens were exactly the stress reliever for which we were looking. It seemed like many people had had the same thought including what might... More

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