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“Wonderous - love London”
Review of Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens
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Kensington Palace and Afternoon Tea in The Garden Tour in London
Ranked #37 of 1,614 things to do in London
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderous - love London”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We had the best afternoon walking in this park , weather was great which helped - the Diana fountain is fab for kids - BRING SPARE CLOTHES - guaranteed to get wet splashing around . The park is London at it's finest , the pirate playground is fab for little ones- get away from the busy city and enjoy this beautiful park .

Visited August 2013
Thank Jaime C
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London, United Kingdom
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“My Favourite Place in the Whole World.”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

I've been coming here regularly since I was a child and it has never lost it's unrivaled charm. The Princess Diana Memorial Playground or The Peter Pan Playground as we've always known it, is the best children's play area in the whole world, the only sad thing is that being eighteen now I can only get in if I'm with my two little cousins, but that's really a good thing as it's the children that make it such a magical place. ( Hyde Park Princess Diana Memorial Fountain is also great for a splash around on a hot day).
So many things in The Kensington Gardens have such a almost indescribable beauty about them it's impossible not to be happy here. J.M Barrie has always been my favorite author and it's really necessary that you read his book The Little White Bird if you want to fully understand the gardens. The Peter Pan statue is admittedly beautiful but J.M Barrie said "It doesn't show the devil in Peter." And I have to agree.

Visited August 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Massive, and lots of room for kids to run”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

This park is worth a visit, but it is huge and there aren't really maps posted in the park to help you find things. We went for the Diana Memorial playground and wandered around for a while before finding it. There is a lot to see though, and the playground is fantastic. (The playground does get crowded though--seems like it would be better to visit that early or late in the day. And there is sand and water, so your kids will be happy but very wet and sandy when you leave--plan accordingly!)

Visited August 2013
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West Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“perfect family walk”
Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

blissful. Busy bank hol monday but glorious to be enjoying a lovely day in fabulous surroundings. Kids enjoyed and even had a carousel ride!!! perfect stroll. Wish we had more tine to stay longer and enjoy play area

Visited August 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Treat your soul”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

A walk in kensington park is good for the soul. Fresh air and sunshine in London ... Perfect, the gardens were beautiful. Cost free .... Nice. The only concern beware of people on push bikes that think it is a race track not too many of them but they are there. If I went back I would like to hire a bike it would be delightful way of spending the afternoon.

Visited August 2013
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