We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
15% OFF THINGS TO DO when you spend $250+. Use code AUGUST15 on tours & activities
i

Kensington Gardens

#39 of 1,431 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: The Magazine Storeyard | Magazine Gate, London W2 UH, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7298 2100
Website
Today
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$30*
and up
London Royal Parks Bike Tour including Hyde Park
More Info
$24*
and up
Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
More Info
$35*
and up
The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,340 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 860
    Excellent
  • 410
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Gardens are very pretty and worth the browse. Reflecting pool is gorgeous

By all means take the time to wander the garden area above the cafe/giftshop. then stroll out to the pond. Be careful of bikers--they have rules but may not follow them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
yahootraveler64
,
virginia
Add Photo Write a Review

2,340 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,338: English reviews
virginia
Level Contributor
429 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

By all means take the time to wander the garden area above the cafe/giftshop. then stroll out to the pond. Be careful of bikers--they have rules but may not follow them.

Helpful?
Thank yahootraveler64
Texas
Level Contributor
43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I loved walking around Kensington Gardens. The lawns are stunning and it was a perfect way to spend a crisp fall afternoon!

Helpful?
Thank hddaugherty
england
Level Contributor
30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting we took our time and looked at everything lots to look at and read loved the clothes and information on the times past

Helpful?
Thank aliba44
Houston, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

London has a number of beautiful parks that function like the collective backyard for the city dwellers. Kensington Gardens was once the private grounds of Kensington Palace (where William and Kate and other Royals currently have apartments) and it is a huge public park with lakes, paths, monuments and recreation areas. Beautiful to see people gathering in the summer and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kenneth G
Silverthorne, Colorado
Level Contributor
69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You shouldn't miss this. Very easy to find (and adjoining Hyde Park) as well. Gardens are excellent and there are many opportunities to relax in the beautiful surroundings.

Helpful?
Thank lenrhodesmusic
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely and relaxing to sit near the garden. I've seen these gardens in all 4 seasons and they are beautiful year round.

Helpful?
Thank lisa l
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
296 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An oasis adjoining Hyde Park, this is a nice place to enjoy a stroll. There are ample seats to sit and watch people go by or you can sit on the grass or under a tree in the shade. It is a delightful place to have a picnic or to take children, or let the dog play. Kensington Palace is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robin K
Tel Aviv
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really beautiful gardens and adjacent to the palace, even if you're not going to visit the Kensington palace (costs money) You still should visit the park and gardens sit and drinking a coffee at the coffee house near the palace and enjoy the day. If you have children may also want to visit the playground in memory of Princess Diana,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Idan F
Brecht, Belgium
Level Contributor
46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really nice palace, and much nicer gardens around. The entrance is quite high for what you can visit.Compared with Buckingham palace or other places. Windsor castle is just 2 GBP more but you get much more for your money.

Helpful?
Thank 70Gagetto
Wilmington, Delaware
Level Contributor
167 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely and British indeed. We had just come from Giverny in France so honestly it's not a fare comparison. Monet's gardens hands down are more elaborate. But these are relaxing and pretty as all formal gardens are...

Helpful?
Thank SIngDelaware

Travelers who viewed Kensington Gardens also viewed

 

Been to Kensington Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kensington Gardens and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Kensington Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?