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Kensington Gardens

#37 of 1,589 things to do in London
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Address: The Magazine Storeyard | Magazine Gate, London W2 UH, England
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+44 20 7298 2100
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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Loved the gardens

Absolutely loved the gardens. So lovely. I met a wonderful friend there that I had not seen in 18 years and it was wonderful catching up in such a gorgeous environment.

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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely loved the gardens. So lovely. I met a wonderful friend there that I had not seen in 18 years and it was wonderful catching up in such a gorgeous environment.

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

while you have a good sunny day in the gardens you can pop in to see kensington palace. There is a very good exhibition going on, of Lady D's dresses

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The Italian Garden is a highlight, a romantic spot that memorializes the affection between Queen Victoria and her husband and consort, Prince Albert.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had read about this garden, planted to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Diana's death. It is a beautiful design with lovely planting. Amenities are nearby.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You have to go and visit Kensington Gardens! All these flowers and amazingly put palm trees - breathtaking

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have not in the many many times that I visit London had the chance to go to Kensington Gardens. I am glad I did. There was a Princess Di exhibition going on re her Fashion Iconsim so I took the chance to do that and also see the gardens. It was also a nice warm day. I am glad... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a lovely walk around the gardens. Have been to London many times but never here. We did not time to go into the Palace and any way the queue was long. But saw enough. Very well looked after. Walked as far as Albert Hall. Found Peter Pan and loved the lake with all the swans and Canada geese. Very... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the garden looks like plastic arrangement, dreary and grey. Maintain the way it was without any flowers nor nice arrangement at all. Very disappointing

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is where the lesser royals take up residence. Prince William and family currently live in what began as the country home of King William III and Queen Mary II. Nowadays, it is a part of central London and easily accessed via the Tube, London's extensive subway system. While not as grand as Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle, you will... More 

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Davie, Florida
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Visited this gorgeous and peaceful oasis en route to Kensington Palace ~ Such a beautifully manicured gorgeous park. There are statues, memorials, a very large pond near the Palace with beautiful ducks, swans.... you will see numerous people walking their dogs, children at play at the playground, people picnicking, jogging and simply strolling. There is a remarkably beautiful Italian garden... More 

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