Queen Caroline's Temple

Queen Caroline's Temple, London: Address, Queen Caroline's Temple Reviews: 3.5/5

Queen Caroline's Temple
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Neighborhood: Notting Hill
As West London's friskiest corner, Notting Hill more than manages to retain plenty of the same appeal that's brought the affluent area so much worldwide attention. In this attractive cobblestoned neighborhood, a delectable variety of eateries, independent shops, galleries and street vendors offer a delightful window into how to live the good life in London, with each presenting visitors with an experience that's a little more idiosyncratic and endearing than the last. Travelers looking to forage for antiques should be sure to visit the Portobello Road Market on Saturdays, the largest antiques market in the United Kingdom.
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  • Notting Hill Gate • 3 min walk
  • Queensway • 6 min walk

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Chris
St. Albans, UK4,414 contributions
Ok
Sep 2019 • Solo
Whilst not particularly worth making a special trip to see it, if you’re passing by, or on a tour of Hyde Park / Kensington Gardens it’s worth seeing.

Queen Caroline was the architect of the Serpentine Lake, known as the boating lake today.

The temple was built as a summer house for her, I believe.
Written September 24, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Empty Building
May 2019 • Solo
Originally designed for Queen Caroline, the structure is a classical style summer house overlooking the Long Water, in Kensington Park. Not it's little than an empty shell of a building. A bit pointless really.
Written May 5, 2019
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EmmoLondon
London, UK364 contributions
Lovely Georgian building
Jun 2018 • Friends
If you're in this section of Kensington Gardens, it's worth checking out Queen Caroline's Temple. It's a 18th century, Georgian summer house with lovely views of the park.
Written August 26, 2018
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Taxidevil
Glasgow, UK2,982 contributions
Shelter from the rain
Jul 2018 • Couples
came across Queen Caroline's temple when strolling though Kensington Gardens. It is a small pavillion and not much else to see. Might be useful to shelter if there was a sudden rain shower.
Written July 18, 2018
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Summer house
Jun 2017 • Family
Not to be missed if strolling in Kensington Gardens. Located in Lancaster Walk, it is a beautiful neo-classical summer house overlooking the Long Water.
Written November 24, 2017
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,638 contributions
A restored pavilion!
Jul 2017 • Couples
We had been enjoying another long stroll through Kensington Gardens when we came upon the so-called Queen Caroline's Temple.
The structure is basically a restored garden pavilion. It most prominent feature are the three stone archway openings to the small covered spaces within the pavilion.
Whilst the structure really is not all that spectacular, it is certainly a surprise to come upon it amongst the vegetation of Kensington Gardens.
Worthy of a quick look if you happen to be passing by!
Written November 21, 2017
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Makklaar
6 contributions
Summer houses
Nov 2016 • Friends
You sould check it. There are 4 summer houses next to it witch were created dy famous architectures.
Written November 5, 2016
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Jack B
Ronald, WA1,339 contributions
Interesting historic buildings in Kensington Gardens
Sep 2016 • Solo
Queen Caroline's Temple is a very small set of buildings located to the West of Lancaster Walk in Kensington Gardens. The buildings were originally erected in the early 18th century as a summer house for Queen Caroline.

The buildings are interesting and are located to the west of The Long Water in a large grassy area suitable for picnicking, kids play or playing with your dog.

Entrance is free.
There are pay toilets located south of the Serpentine Gallery a quarter mile away.
Written October 11, 2016
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