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Kensington Gardens

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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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Great Palace. garden and history.

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... read more

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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I never knew about this hidden treasure until summer 2016. Just stunning. I will definitely be revisiting here in the future.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are magnificent! We visited it the winter right after Christmas and enjoyed the fresh air and the grand paths leading up to the sculpture of Queen Victoria.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's so much to see and do in Kensington Gardens. You can visit Kensington Palace (charge to tour)' and if it's spring or summer, the gardens in front of the palace are small but breathtaking. The Orangery next door to the palace is fabulous for tea. The Round Pond is always full of swans, Egyptian geese and ducks. The Princess... More 

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