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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 #41 of 853 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
Fee: No
Owner description: Separated from Hyde Park by the Serpentine, a lake used by boaters...
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Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

there isn't a terrible load of things you can do (or buy to eat) here, but it's generally quite gorgeous to leisurely stroll through. not an absolute must-see, but recommended if it's near you

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Lovely park with some great statues and monuments, Look at a map of the park before visiting to make the most of your stroll or jog through the park. There's plenty of signposts to the various points of interest such as Albert Memorial, Serpentine Gallery, Queen Caroline Temple, Physical Energy Statue and more.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Such a pretty place to spend an afternoon walking around. Kensington Palace is in the heart of this beautiful attraction. Walking around the gardens is free. I suggest going during spring time when the flowers are in full bloom!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We always cover both parks at the same time. Whereas Hyde Park has a Speakers' Corner, Kensington Gardens has Princess Diana playground, a memorial fountain, Albert Memorial, the Serpentine Gallery and a beautiful pond with many ducks, not forgetting the Palace itself. I got the impression that the gardens has more flowers grown, even during winter, than the Park. Travellers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Loved , loved , loved!!! A must to have afternoon tea, too!!! Very pretty garden at the edge of Hyde park. I would visit again!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Every time we Visit London the kids beg us to come here to go to The Princesses Diana playground. Wonderful park to have a stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This pretty park on the edge of Hyde Park provided stunning views of Kensington Palace. The late afternoon sun shining on the gates provided gorgeous photo opportunities!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

everyone has their fav routes to stroll around this beautiful green space, there are so many things to discover, from the peter pan statue at the side of the lake, to the hidden formal garden behind kensington palace, the victorian police station surrounded by gas lit lamposts to the spectacular albert mamorial , please take time to slow down and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Beautiful gardens for a relaxing walk.. A lot of little animals and birds, as well as statues there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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