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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 gardens

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Kensington gardens on a recent visit to London. I particularly wanted to see the Albert memorial and have to say this is very impressive. It was a... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Kensington gardens on a recent visit to London. I particularly wanted to see the Albert memorial and have to say this is very impressive. It was a lovely walk around the gardens and very well maintained.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you need a break from the pace of London this is a perfect chill out space. Observe the locals walking their dogs, visit the Lake and maybe take a picnic and sit on the grass.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Holland Park is actually closer, but I love the layout of these gardens and how well-maintained they are. I visit on a regular basis and always poke my head in to see what's been planted. I try to go early in the day as it does get crowded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Combine your visit to Hyde Park with a visit to Kensington Gardens. The palce is beautiful. Don't forget to go see Kensington Palace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you go to Kensington Palace, make sure you allow yourself time to stroll through the beautiful gardens that are in front of the palace. They are simply beautiful. There is no charge for the gardens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We walked through the gardens one night with a full moon lighting the path. The following morning, we again walked through the gardens and took in the beautiful flowers and plants. It is such a peaceful place in the midst of a large city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Garden is huge! Great place to spend some time in the "country". You really feel like you are not in the middle of central London!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kensington Gardens really does offer one a lovely break from the City. The wide green open spaces, the trees and formal gardens, and the Serpentine offer a great escape in all seasons. The wild fowl and birds are an added bonus. There are a number of cafes and the Diana Memorial Fountain just add further interest.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pushed our wheelchair bound granny around Kensington Gardens and she just loved it, so easy the pathways, and a sense of peace pervades, what a great job the gardeners have done ..thank you!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Kensington Gardens and walked through part of it on our way to Kensington Palace. It was a sunny Autumn Day and the squirrels were running about and coming up to our son to eat the chestnuts he'd collected and stored in his back pack. The squirrels in the Royal Parks were a delight for our 11 year old... More 

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