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Kensington Square

London, England
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Private garden square

This is a private garden square in Kensington. It was founded in 1865 and is the oldest square... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nellielim
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
True city’s spirit

The oldest square in Kensington was founded in 1685 and it still has almost the same residential... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
Borzov
,
Rijeka, Croatia
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good42%
  • Average28%
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15 Jun 2016
“Quaint little Jem”
1 week ago
“Private garden square”
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London, England
Kensington and Hyde Park
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a private garden square in Kensington. It was founded in 1865 and is the oldest square here. Since it is not open to the public, you can just walk the square.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The oldest square in Kensington was founded in 1685 and it still has almost the same residential character as it had all those years. Hence, its beautiful houses and buildings with nice facades and terraces, relaxing green areas and calming atmosphere. Maybe it is not...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Kensington square is a little square just off of Kensington High Street. There isn't much to do through here as it is a residential area however, it is lovely to look at the wonderful old houses and the greenery. Just a lovely little walk.

Thank Sami B
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We had taken a walk from Paddington, through Kensington Gardens to Kensington High Street. After having spent some time shopping in the high street, we ventured on into the Kensington residential area and came upon Kensington Square. Unfortunately the garden square within the square was...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 6 September 2015

A haven of quiet off Kensington High Street.Though the garden square is private , it opens to the public one weekend a year in London Garden Squares weekend , usually with live musicians. Maria Assumpta convent - with small church next to it - opens...More

Thank jamesalloverlondon
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

The square is very quiet, and the garden in the middle is a nice quiet place to take a rest from the crowds and bustle of the High Street. Great place to just rest and recharge one's batteries: if you also want to recharge your...More

Thank Clivel_98
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Surrounded mainly by large townhouses, Kensington Square, dating from 1685, is the oldest such square in London. The gardens in the middle are private, but for £12 you can visit on one day of the year (normally a Sunday in June) else just can just...More

1  Thank Andrew081
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Such a large variety of shops from clothing to chemists and all in easy reach of hotel 2-3 minutes walk.

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Not worth a visit.Buildings looks similar to other London houses.If your journey takes you thro this way its OK but going there to look is not worth lots of other good sights to see in London.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 4 July 2012

Kensington Square was a part of my solo walk-trough London. And if you like to try imagine how was it in London in 19th century this may help.

Thank Gordan V
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