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Kensington Gardens

#38 of 1,527 things to do in London
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Address: The Magazine Storeyard | Magazine Gate, London W2 UH, England
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06:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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 Park

Easy to get to by the tube, Kensington Park is, of course, the setting for Kinsington Palace, former home of Queen Victoria and for a while, Princess Diana. This is the former... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy to get to by the tube, Kensington Park is, of course, the setting for Kinsington Palace, former home of Queen Victoria and for a while, Princess Diana. This is the former hunting grounds for the royal family. It is now surrounded by urban London. The grounds are well maintained and beautiful. There are numerous paved walking trails and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The gardens to Kensington Palace are delightful in all seasons. A walk around the Round Pond is a must. The white swans are plentiful, and there are many Canada geese who might chase you if you throw them some bread! The gardens are open and there are many quiet places to sit and read. In the spring the daffodils are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this place. Makes me feel like I am home away from home. The place is relaxing and the surroundings are phenomenal on a beautiful day ofcourse.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must visit place when you go to London. The tickets are reasonably priced and you get to see a lot of history and close to regal life style. Princess Diana dress collection is excellent and so is the garden in front.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful area to stroll around or picnic on the grass. Not great if you need a toilet quickly, very hard to find one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a beautiful place that I hope to see again. Beautiful grounds and gardens. I loved all the pretty flowers and how cared for this area appeared.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful tranquil gardens and plenty to see and do here and there is the serpentine and Kensington palace nearby which are worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited during Christmas, the lights around the palace are beautiful and the park is filled with lots of locals and tourists alike, many dogs are brought to play here. The Swans in the lake are huge up close, definitely worth a walk through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kensington Gardens is a special place to take a break from the busy streets of London. I love the paths & open fields & especially the "off lead" dog areas where dozens of dogs run & play, no matter the weather. The Round Pond is charming spot & I always stop when in the park. It's fun to sit along... More 

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Love the naked tress in winter - love the frost on the ground, love seeing what will be new in Spring. Beautiful place, somewhere to sit and wonder about it all!

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