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Kensington Gardens, London

4.7
#4 of 183 in Parks in London
Garden · Hidden Gem · Park
Take respite from the bustling city in one of the capital’s eight Royal Parks. William III purchased the area in 1689 to be made into the private gardens of Kensington Palace; the asthmatic King enjoyed its tranquility and salubrious air. Today, Kensington Gardens serve as a peaceful refuge for all people living in, working in, or visiting Central London. Stroll through the avenues of trees and ornamental flower beds, pop into the Serpentine Gallery, and take in some of the Gardens’ most famous landmarks including the Albert Memorial, Peter Pan Statue, and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground. Before you head to London, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly London trip itinerary builder app, to make sure you see all that London has to offer, including Kensington Gardens.
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  • Kensington Gardens must have the poshest ice-cream vans in London, including one which has the body of a classic Rolls Royce!! We had been to visit the Palace, now it has reopened, and took the...  more »
  • We walked alongside the Serpentine to the Italian Garden and then along the North edge to Queensway. Toilets and cafe was open. It was busy but easy enough to socially distance. Flower beds look...  more »
  • The male toilets have been reopened, and what's inside is truly disgusting to bear witness to. Not only are the toilets in a torrid state, but far more concerning is the fact that these toilets are...  more »
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  • Beautiful surroundings.... perfect for our afternoon picnic...plenty of bins which was a plus....kids really enjoyed the run around and the princess Diana park was just perfect. Fantastic visit and will most definitely return as it is surrounded by tube stations .
  • Lovely place. Beautiful green space. Lovely pond. Wildlife is lovely. Maze too was great. Cafe also. All good.
  • Calm, huge place with lots of places to set up a quiet picnic. Very relaxing and lovely place. There is an area with a big pond but also plenty of lightly shaded grass space. A lot less activities and megaphones here then Regents Park.
  • Great place to take a walk, run or bike ride. The Round Pond is great for bird watching, the Princess Di Fountain is really a wading pool so be sure to take a towel. The Peter Pan statue is very nicely done and keep an eye out for Parakeets.
  • You can genuinely forget your in the capital here! its perfect for a picnic and feels quieter than most in the city, with walks, ponds, large expanse of trees and greenery.

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