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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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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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A lovely Garden

All the gardens in London are definitely worth visiting including this one. Thanks to the governance as they are extremely well maintained.

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

All the gardens in London are definitely worth visiting including this one. Thanks to the governance as they are extremely well maintained.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had one amazing sunday afternoon, walking in this place. You can see pets and wild fauna perfectly in harmony. The lakes, the weather and the silence made you feel yur outside of one of the most intense cities of the world. If you need a break in London, you will have there.

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Raleigh, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Royal Garden Hotel is a hotel that overlooks Kensington Gardens. It's a lovely hotel. The gardens are a relaxing place to unwind from the hustle, bustle of a day. While there, take time to visit Kensington Palace.

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Cumming, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely, yet long walk, through Hyde Park to Kensington Gardens and Palace. Beware of the swans by the lake. They can be aggressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really lovely walk through beautiful gardens to Serpentine Gallery and outdoor temporary exhibit. Really enjoyed day. Cafeteria design great Hadid worth a visit, though food is nothing to talk about.

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Myrtle Beach, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gorgeous landscape features and a stunning jewel in the crown of London. Well maintained as you would expect- and free to browse.

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Rustington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked around Kensington Gardens after visiting the Palace, and was surprised at the vastness of it, a lovely location for all the family.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can't believe this place, we have nicer gardens in Salford! I was definitely expecting a lot more and Kensington Palace... well I can't even describe what that looked like! Definitely not a Palace!!

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Much much larger than time I had planned, really didn't expect so much to see, really interesting beautifull area I need to come back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After touring the Kensington Palace we wanted to see a little of the Gardens and the Diana memorial fountain in particular. Luckily the Liberty Drive service was available as advertised on the Palace website and took our group of older ladies to the other side of the park on a big golf cart. The service is free (be sure to... More 

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