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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
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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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Beautiful section of Hyde Park

Home to Kensington Palace, where Princess Diana once lived, the park is beautiful and well-tended. hundreds of people use the park for picnicking, exercising, and relaxing. Lots... read more

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Home to Kensington Palace, where Princess Diana once lived, the park is beautiful and well-tended. hundreds of people use the park for picnicking, exercising, and relaxing. Lots to do!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were lucky to have a pretty day to walk around the gardens and to tour the palace--it really is well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovley area of London. The park was well kept and is a lovley place to walk. The gardens we're beautiful and in a sunny day was nice to sit and have picnic. Plenty of bins around which makes a nice change 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Like Hyde Park, this is a great get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are some beautiful walkways dedicated for pedestrians but unfortunately cyclists choose to use them with disregard to the signage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kensington Gardens are amazing! Plan to spend the better part of a day and you still will not see it all. Be sure to do the "Tree Top Walk". Tour Kensington Palace as well. Great gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Did a run around Kensington Gardens. well worth the as it is a lot bigger than just seeing the palace. Lovely lake in the middle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When visiting London, it helps to spend time in a calm place. Kensington Gardens with Hyde Park fits this description perfectly. When you are in the middle, it feels so isolated from the busy city around it. And, there are multiple ways through. I walked from the Albert Memorial up to the Marlborough Gate which took me past The Long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love this park. It has a wonderful feel about it. Everything is so peaceful and it is as though London has stopped still and lost its hectic life for a minute or two. The Peter Pan statue is opposite the lake with the most wonderful bird life. Take time to really appreciate this park. Enjoy a picnic, read a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love kensington gardens. Very green and beautiful but please do something about the toilets. They are filthy with faeces smeared on walls which they charge 50p for the privilege.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tucked between Kensington High Street and Bayswater Road this houses the famous Peter Pan statute which is very charming to view. A huge pond in the middle where locals come with their children to feed the ducks and float their boats. An escape from the hectic high street, take a picnic and relax on a sunny day away from all... More 

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