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Serpentine Boating Lake

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Serpentine Boating Lake

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Perry B wrote a review Jan 2021
Hong Kong, China2,287 contributions1,646 helpful vote
There was great walking to be had again during my lightning trip to the City last winter. This was a special time before Covid had kicked in, but there was a sense of stasis, of pause, of suspended animation before some existential disaster befell England. Walking around this peaceful stretch of water helped allay some of that. it hadn't been too cold and there was some green grass poking through.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Michellechampers wrote a review Sep 2020
England, United Kingdom996 contributions188 helpful votes
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This is a fantastic beautiful lake in Hyde Park with boats for hire if you wish, but it Is also a beautiful circular walk, with so many birds to spot I saw swans, ducks, a Herron, little white egret, and lots of different types of geese, the park has a few cafes where you can sit and stop for a while and get a coffee. Mostly it clean and safe to walk around, and good for all ages at all abilities
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Ian C wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom23,985 contributions1,382 helpful vote
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The Serpentine has two halves. The western half in Kensington Gardens, known as Long Water, is more natural and quiet; the eastern half is busier and is where all the activity takes place, including the cafe and pedalos negotiating the swans and geese. Discretely overlooking the lake is a monument to Queen Caroline who was responsible for its creation in 1730.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Kafi R wrote a review Aug 2020
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The manager lady refused to give our £5 deposit back despite returning the pedalo 3 minutes early on the hour. This is a very nice experience but beware of the deposit system and how this is managed - make sure you listen to all rules and regulations and beware this argumentative customer service. Shame.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Ben W wrote a review Aug 2020
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We arrived an hour before the closing time on a scorching day for a date night and got turned away. Very disappointing as we’d travelled a fair distance and it ruined our plans. Not sure if the staff wanted to leave off early or what it was but there was still enough people on the lake. Wouldn’t return as a result of this.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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